Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Float plane shacks...

"Float Plane Shacks"  oil
8" x 10" canvas
There is a lake not too far from my neighborhood.  It's a take off and landing strip for float planes.  I used to take my boys there when they were young....we would eat our little sack lunches and watch the planes take off and land.  We were right there on the edge of the lake....and you could feel the engines rumble in your chest as they blew by.   Wow, nothing better than that with little boys.  I'd watch their faces while a plane would be taking oldest son would talk and point the whole time, I couldn't hear a word over the engine noise, but I shared his excitedment.  My younger son would just shake with excitement and point. 
This painting is at Lake Hood, these adorable little shacks are at each float plane "slip" as they call it, Like a water driveway for a plane.  It's parked next to it's little shack.  People plant flowers and paint these little shacks fun colors....the lake is like a small community of tiny houses, very Hansel and Gretel.
I had fun painting here that day!
Thank you for looking!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Vintage cooler....

Coolers on a bright sunny day. 
This was an odd summer, it just seemed to fly by.  Maybe it was the late start.....maybe more rainy days than sunny ones?  Maybe I was distracted.  Anyways, this little painting puts me right back on the day it was painted...a warm, bright, long Alaskan day.....and a little sunburn on my shoulders.
It was a good day.    
Thank you for looking! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012


There is a life drawing session each Tuesday night here in Anchorage. 
These are a few of my drawings from these sessions.
If you are interested in drawing the figure, it's open to anyone....
there's a  $15 drop in fee for the 2 hour session.  Go to the Upstairs Studio at
406 G Street (the door next to Phil's Deli-above Side Street Espresso).
We draw from 6:30pm until 8:30.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Bar and Lounge

"Bar and Lounge"
30" x 40"  oil

Another neon sign.......even in daylight, they still fascinate me.