Noel Kreicker sent me this painting that she did on location at the Salmon River. One of her painting goals is to work more quickly and directly; I especially like the sky in this painting and it shows how much more expressive a sky done outdoors can be.
To the right is Jeannine Bailey's painting of Cascade Head, begun on location at the mouth of the Salmon River. Here she has emphasized the dark shapes of Sitka spruce, and the golden headland. She also took care to develop the rocky river shoreline. I was very grateful for the return of these two artists (as well as two of their friends)-I worked with all of them last summer at a workshop that I taught for Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on landscape watercolor at Cascade Head. Each year I try to do things a little differently, as well as scout out new locations for us to visit.