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I was going to work on the farm today but the sun came out. I did start working on the little cabin study but #mtiliamna was just too darn distracting.
I was going to work on the farm today but the sun came out. I did start working on the little cabin study but #mtiliamna  was just too darn distracting.
Benny and “the birds and the bees”. #bennythedog #honeybee #sandhillcranes #alaska
The way I’ve been doing it: Spend the day in the dirt massaging fishmeal into the soil with my fingers to encourage the flowers to grow to then sell and make a percentage of the profit to have money to buy food. The way #bennythedog does it: wake up from a nap, eat the fishmeal because it IS food, go back to sleep. I feel like there’s a lesson here. #alaska
The way I’ve been doing it: Spend the day in the dirt massaging fishmeal into the soil with my fingers to encourage the flowers to grow to then sell and make a percentage of the profit to have money to buy food. The way #bennythedog  does it: wake up from a nap, eat the fishmeal because it IS food, go back to sleep. I feel like there’s a lesson here. #alaska 
Morning on the bluff. Egg from one of Elissa’s chickens, #bennythedog, and being watched by a couple moose.
Morning on the bluff. Egg from one of Elissa’s chickens, #bennythedog , and being watched by a couple moose.
Family pic! My bro got his masters! Graduation/Mother’s Day/almost Dad’s birthday all wrapped up into a weekend and a day.
Family pic! My bro got his masters! Graduation/Mother’s Day/almost Dad’s birthday all wrapped up into a weekend and a day.
Short dog walk before work/long day at the peony farm with @blueredyellow_dyers/Penelope keeping the other ladies warm.
Short dog walk before work/long day at the peony farm with @blueredyellow_dyers/Penelope keeping the other ladies warm.
Hi Anchorage- I'll be teaching a portrait painting class at Blaines on May 16th- from 11-4. 
Portrait Painting -Alla Prima (with model)

Alla Prima or "wet on wet" is a direct, oil painting technique that involves applying wet, opaque layers of paint on top of each other. Unlike the indirect painting technique of glazing in which a translucent layer of paint is applied to a dry layer and colors are mixed optically, alla prima layers are opaque and the colors are mixed either on the palette or directly on to the canvas. Alla prima paintings are often executed in one session making this a great approach for everything from a quick oil sketch to a finished painting. Through the use of a model, this 5 hour workshop will cover anatomy and proportions of the human head. In addition, it will underline the importance of perspective and utilizing shadow shapes when drawing the portrait. A presentation of examples from art history will be given as well as multiple demonstrations. The class will utilize a traditional, 19th century, alla prima, limited palette. At the end of the workshop, the student will leave the class with a finished portrait painting and a developed competency in rendering the human face in paint.  Contact @blaines.art.framing to sign up and for more details. #art #painting #portrait #anchorage #alaska
Hi Anchorage- I'll be teaching a portrait painting class at Blaines on May 16th- from 11-4. Portrait Painting -Alla Prima (with model) Alla Prima or "wet on wet" is a direct, oil painting technique that involves applying wet, opaque layers of paint on top of each other. Unlike the indirect painting technique of glazing in which a translucent layer of paint is applied to a dry layer and colors are mixed optically, alla prima layers are opaque and the colors are mixed either on the palette or directly on to the canvas. Alla prima paintings are often executed in one session making this a great approach for everything from a quick oil sketch to a finished painting. Through the use of a model, this 5 hour workshop will cover anatomy and proportions of the human head. In addition, it will underline the importance of perspective and utilizing shadow shapes when drawing the portrait. A presentation of examples from art history will be given as well as multiple demonstrations. The class will utilize a traditional, 19th century, alla prima, limited palette. At the end of the workshop, the student will leave the class with a finished portrait painting and a developed competency in rendering the human face in paint. Contact @blaines.art.framing to sign up and for more details. #art  #painting  #portrait  #anchorage  #alaska 
#watercolor of #horsetail collected from the dogwalk. Check out how green the actual pollen is on the left.
#watercolor  of #horsetail  collected from the dogwalk. Check out how green the actual pollen is on the left.
@blueredyellow_dyers in her element. #sandhillcrane #alaska
First pass on the first painting of the cabin. #wip
First pass on the first painting of the cabin. #wip 
Phone camera through the binoculars. #Sunset from the porch. Flip through to see the color changes.
Phone camera through the binoculars. #Sunset  from the porch. Flip through to see the color changes.
This morning’s #100heads and the last layer of heads on one of the supports I’ve been working on. This one went to our neighbor for driving a truck load of our things 5 hours from Eagle River to Homer. Thanks Connie!
This morning’s #100heads  and the last layer of heads on one of the supports I’ve been working on. This one went to our neighbor for driving a truck load of our things 5 hours from Eagle River to Homer. Thanks Connie!
The final BFA thesis exhibition is up at #UAA at the #kimuragallery. @jadeariahh @lookatthebyrdi and @jeanette.sweetman all turned out thought provoking, challenging, beautiful work that draws you in and then forces a stimulating confrontation. Congratulations- the show is wonderful! #Anchorage, make sure you see it before it comes down! #alaska #art
The final BFA thesis exhibition is up at #UAA  at the #kimuragallery . @jadeariahh @lookatthebyrdi and @jeanette.sweetman all turned out thought provoking, challenging, beautiful work that draws you in and then forces a stimulating confrontation. Congratulations- the show is wonderful! #Anchorage , make sure you see it before it comes down! #alaska  #art 
The final push. The chickens will be in their new coup in Homer tonight. That’s #Penelope.  #alaska @blueredyellow_dyers
The final push. The chickens will be in their new coup in Homer tonight. That’s #Penelope . #alaska  @blueredyellow_dyers
Anyone eaten horsetail before? #springtime