Tuesday, April 28, 2009
If you like tulips, go to Mount Vernon, Washington (60 miles north of Seattle) during the month of April. The surrounding Skagit Valley explodes with color as more than 1,500 acres of tulips and daffodils bloom. Tiptoe though them, watch the parade and wander through the street fair. Or bring a bicycle for a flat ride through the colors.
These are just a sample of the colors I saw during a visit last Saturday.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
This is my latest creation titled "Passing Rain". It's an 18"x24" soft pastel on prepared gatorfoam (a violet and green acrylic under-painting with a pumice mixture on top). The brands of pastels I used were primarily Terry Ludwig's, Schmincke, Great American's, and Girault's. Click on the photo for a higher resolution image.