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.
Cotton grass was used many years ago in Iceland for wicks in oil lamps.
About Cotton Grass (Eriophorum sp.) HERE
Ness at Reykholtsdal
We are in Iceland for a while now and I’ll be trying to post sketches from our photos.
Another two hour painting/sketch from figure class
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…
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.
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.