Valley View from Syðsta Mörk Iceland


Watercolor, 9″ x 6″, Strathmore 140 lb.

from the east side of the Stóri Dímon valley, South Iceland, August 7, 2016

While lava dust blew down the valley we painted high above and before leaving stopped to pick the prolific Icelandic blueberries. You can see the iconic Stóri Dímon mountain  in the last photo (in front of my hat). It’s also on the Stóri Dímon cheese tubs, a tasty Icelandic soft blue cheese, seen HERE.

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Field of cotton grass

Cotton grass was used many years ago in Iceland for wicks in oil lamps.

About Cotton Grass (Eriophorum sp.) HERE


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Sketches From Iceland

Icelandic Birch

Ness at Reykholtsdal

We are in Iceland for a while now and I’ll be trying to post sketches from our photos.

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Color Spots

Another two hour painting/sketch from figure class

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Sun Comes for Hay

We had fun at the paint out in Jericho, Vt sponsored by the Emile Gruppe Art Gallery. We worked under a cloudy sky with some scattered rain but luckily had the back hatch of the car to stand under.

Studying the location




Ready to paint, under the car’s hatch in case it rains again, but it didn’t. The sun came out.


Almost ready to take back to the gallery…and the next day…still wet…


Lovely gallery.


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Deep Cove


Deep Cove, 9 x 12″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb.

Another stop along the coast of Grand Manan Island. The tidal changes 25′ creating these long tidal flats that easily are underwater later in the day.





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Dark Harbor

This was a quiet cove, the only accessible harbor on the west side of Grand Manan Island.


The stretch of land dividing the cove from the ocean had these small cabins/camp style houses on it. One lady told us anyone can build a house there.


9″  x 4.5″, Watercolor on Italia Acquerello 140 lb.


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