Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good Morning Whidbey Island!!

My husband and I recently visited our oldest son in his new home on Whidbey Island in Washington State. I painted this from a not-so-great, out-the-car-window photo as we drove by on the first morning. I was really taken by the beautiful sites in the area and I have many more pictures to paint from.

10 comments:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

There are so many beautiful spots in Washington--one of my best friends lives just outside Seattle. Hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll share more of your paintings and pictures.

Ruth Steinfatt, Workshop Coordinator said...

I live on Vancouver Island BC Canada directly across from Whidby Island... it certainly is a beautiful area we live in.

Nice painting. I paint in watercolours as well:)

Peggy said...

What a beautiful painting!

lori vliegen said...

this must have been a beautiful drive up to see your son......i love how you've captured it in your painting!! xox

TheArtistOnTheRoad said...

Beautiful landscape painting! I love the variety of greens you used.

Barbara Weeks said...

How lovely!

Kelly said...

...it's beautiful, Claire! I love all the greens you've used.

Teresa said...

Ooh... Washington State... always wanted to go there! Lucky you. Love the painting. Keep 'em coming!

SUN-J said...

Hi There...I really like this picture a lot. There is something so blissful about it. I can't quite put a finger on it exactly. I am no artist and most of the terminology that you super people use is wayyyyy beyond my comprehension but I thank you for this blog and the opportunity it has given people like me to learn and understand different media of creativity.
regards-Sunjay

Lois said...

Welcome to Whidbey! It is a lovely spot for sketching and painting. Your sketch very well captures the essence of long grassy fields overlooking the salt water passage ways. I love it and would like to receive any new sketches that you add to your blog.