A very talented online artist friend of mine, Yasha Sharma has tagged me in the 7 Links Project which has been started - to unite bloggers from different places in the world, to share favorite paintings and lessons learned from painting and blogging experiences.
The seven categories:
Your most beautiful post
Your most popular post
Your most controversial post
Your most helpful post
A post whose success surprised you
A post you feel did'nt get the attention it deserved
The post you are most proud of
The blog artist is asked to link a top post in each category and then tag 7 other bloggers so that the experience continues.
Most beautiful because I love the cad. red, purples and greens.
Most attention - over 400+ hits (shrug)
Most helpful because in this painting I learned about painting transparent glass
Most controversial because of the extremes in values with few mid values
Didn't get the attention it deserved. This is a palette knife painting which I particularly like.
Success surprised me (lots of hits and still growing) because I feel it still needs finishing work
Most proud of - 1 - because it was one of my very first figurative
Most proud of - 2 - because it was one of my very first paintings
From snow capped peaks to wildflowers, and some of the most scenic hiking trails,
the Olympic National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
This summer was the fourth time I have visited and always find it an amazing place.
I had planned on plein air painting, but ended up taking more photos - just too much beauty.
A little whimsical painting done for DPW's "Superstition" challenge.
Grandpa is wearing his lucky hat to ensure a good catch.
I actually took a photo of these two fishing in a lake in
Grand Mesa National Forest, Colorado.
Such a great scene, grandpa and grandson fishing in blue lawn chairs,
surrounded by a forest of wildflowers, with a pale blue lake as a backdrop.
There is a National Scenic corridor along the west end of the Columbia River Gorge (Oregon), where there are many trails for hiking into the forested areas and mountains. This trail is one near Wyeth creek which I particularly like. It is accessed from the campground of the same name, where I stayed for a time so I could paint some of the surrounding landscape.
In the Olympic National Park, Wa., the Hoh River runs through the beautiful rain forest that makes up most of the Olympic Pennisula. This is a scene I painted looking out over the Hoh river from my campsite in the Hoh NP, on the west side (near the town of Forks from Twilight fame). The opposite side of the river has a broad rocky shoreline. The closer side is lined with birch trees like pickets, with occasional openings between stands.
6"x6" acrylic on linen paper
(entirely plein air painted)