Sunny afternoons at the Skagit Workshop

Mt. Baker from Margaret's. 9x12. Oil on Panel. Lisa McShane
On Monday and Wednesday afternoons we painted at Margaret's house, near Conway. There were a number of great views and I painted northeast, towards Mt. Baker. I especially like the gap between the trees on the Skagit dike. Through that gap you can see the layers of the foothills.
Skagit Fields and Poplar. 6x8. Oil on Panel. Lisa McShane.
Friday afternoon we painted at Terra Bella gardens. We were there painting several times and the afternoons were challenging. It was sunny and the views there were towards the south or west. I ended up both afternoons painting the view west simply because I could park myself under birch trees in the shade. This one, above, was an assignment to paint using complementary colors. I toned the canvas pink, my underpainting was purple and I added yellow. Then green to set it off.

Poplar in Skagit. 6x8. Oil on Panel. Lisa McShane.
This painting was an assignment to use analogous colors. I used blue, green and yellow, starting with a panel that I toned in a vivid orange red. It was my last painting of the workshop!


Marie-Dom said…
These are very beautiful and atmospheric.
Sara Lubinski said…
I love all of these - beautiful light and color harmony.
loriann said…
The last one has incredible atmosphere! Thanks for sharing your experience with Mitchell. On Sunday I saw your paintings in the show in Edison. Two beauties!