Monthly Archives: June 2009

Returned from Wrangell St. Elias National Park

Hello all, I recently returned from my last trip to the Wrangell St. Elias National Park (McCarthy side) and I grabbed my paintings from my last trip out there.  I have a lot in the University Land subdivision on the Dan Creek road behind McCarthy.  I went up to the top of Bonanza Peak three weeks ago with my buddy Seamus and my favorite exchange student (FES) Hanif.  I dragged them up the mountain with me and it was a nine hour grueling ascent, after making these guys hang out improving my lot out there.  I did these two paintings on the hike, the first is from the old mining transfer station for the tramway, and the second is from the ridge-line of Bonanza peak.  There was only one injury as Seamus was subjected to a sprained ankle… bumdilly.  As for the most recent trip I have another work to show you but will have to wait for a few days as I left it with Jim Drewry, the parking lot attendant, as a tip.  My buddy Mud Hole Bailey took a pic of it and I will receive that photo tomorrow evening, so stay tuned to see it…  I painted today too, so look for a nice coastal trail piece looking at downtown Anchorage…   

Blackburn mountain painting


View of valley from Bonanza peak painting

WOW! Off and Running. New blog with features!

Well, I was learning about blogging yesterday and I realized I needed whoozits and whootinannies to make this cool.  So here it is, and I am uploading a new pic from two days ago.  It is very very small, and pretty weak.  Actually I am going to finish it right now as I went past the same place on the way to Soung’s restaurant Mtn View Wings a second time.  So I will touch it up now.  Okay, well I worked it a bit more, it is still kind of a poor painting, but I attest that to the paint conditions, I need to mix a new palette.  So I am hoping this will be a fun BLOG hoping to make it a PLOG or a VLOG — that’s painting log or video log.  It should be pretty cool as I kind of like this blogging thing and I know that nobody is really going to read this entry, but anyhow hope you will follow the blog as it is going to be fun and updated all the time.  Stay tuned for more paintings and maybe videos about painting.