Here are the last two paintings to be finished. I've got a third in the works but so far I'm really not happy with it and will probably abandon it. I don't love doing that but I'm pragmatic enough to realize that not everything I do needs to be finished. Some of them are really good learning experiences. Or simply just mistakes. It's fine any way it goes. The surface will get rubbed back to smooth, and off I will go again. 

Port Townsend to Coupeville  Oils on canvas, 14" x 18" 

The BLP and I took a recent day trip up to Port Townsend for ginger ice cream and a tour of some of the local parks.
At about 2 pm, we were standing at Point Hudson watching the ferry heading over to Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The day was still and grayish but blue sky and sunlight peeked through the clouds. It was a nice soft Pacific Northwest winter day. Mt Rainier appeared on the horizon. (You have to look close)
I liked how the rocks and pilings marched across the foreground in the reference photos I was using, so I decided to let them keep their dance. 

Heading Toward Sunset  Oils on canvas, 14" x 18"  

On the way home from Port Townsend, we stopped at the waterfront in Port Orchard to take a few pictures. It was just about 4 pm, and the light was lovely. This painting was the result. This photo of the resulting painting doesn't really capture the pinkish golden tones in the sky but it will have to do. Really, paintings are much better seen in person in natural light. Oh well. 

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Comment by alsoknownas on January 26, 2018 at 4:20pm

I might have named the 2nd one " It's around 4 pm sorta towards the middle of January and this big boat needs to land before the sun sets, because I think there could be a slight storm coming up, well...the sun doesn't really set but you know what I mean, so anyway, yes , about 4 pm."

heh...

nice ones Rose.

Comment by Rosigami on January 26, 2018 at 4:31pm

Thanks, alsoknownas. I will your title suggestion under advisement. Hahaha! 

Comment by koshersalaami on January 26, 2018 at 5:25pm

I like the rocks and pilings 

Comment by Rosigami on January 26, 2018 at 5:27pm

Me too, Kosh. Thanks for coming by.

Comment by Ron Powell on January 26, 2018 at 7:23pm

Exquisite! 

Comment by Rosigami on January 26, 2018 at 7:31pm

Thank you, Ron!

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 27, 2018 at 7:35am

so tranquil

Comment by Steel Breeze on January 27, 2018 at 7:56am

R&L...the ship shaows on the water are very consistent....

Comment by Steel Breeze on January 27, 2018 at 7:56am

shadows

Comment by Anna Herrington on January 27, 2018 at 9:55am

Excuse me for being distracted, but, OMG - ginger ice cream - sounds so delicious!!  I have got to take a road trip up your way, it's been a very long time. (1989 was when I lived in Olympia and last was up that far north, airports aside...)

Your paintings evoke the colors and mood of the area I remember so well.... I forget you guys live with Mt. Rainier as view on a good day, I'm guessing - or can you see it all the time? Such an intense and beautiful and living mountain.

Love the cloud lines in the second one, especially  : )  and the storm rising maybe and the boat heading in... (ha! aka...)

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