Bob Conklin kindly shared by email some of the work he created during last weekend's Landscape Watercolor at Cascade Head workshop, which I taught at the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. Today I am sharing one of my favorites, his dramatic painting of the seastacks and a tidepool north of Lincoln City, seen at low tide. On our first day, I had students work with some of my photos to establish frames and fit in the landscape elements proportionately. Bob really liked this photo and decided to pursue a larger scale painting with it. The values contrast and warm hues really give this painting power.
Another student, Terri Cohen, also generously shared several of her sketches and paintings with me by email. To the right is her Sitka spruce, which she created with a palette she selected for subtlety and harmony.
One afternoon a doe and her two very young fawns stopped by the meadow outside our studio door. Terri got a quick sketch and created this lovely painting of the fawns. It captures beautifully the fleeting moment of our encounter with these new beings.