An Homage and study of my beloved home, the Pacific Northwest

Nootka Rose / Rosa Nutkana

Well, a couple weeks ago, I tell you, I was getting pretty pumped about it starting to feel like spring..little buds coming in on trees, alliums poking up through the ground...I pulled out some of my summer pictures of flowers to paint...then it snowed...a lot. So after my walks in…

Douglas Fir / Pseudotsuga Menziesii

Here is a Douglas Fir Sprig. These branches remind me of when I was a teen living on an island. At one point, I lived in a house that had a huge network of very overgrown old logging roads behind it. My friends and I would walk back there. One…

Salal / Gaultheria Shallon

Hello! For the past 5 weeks or so, I have been pretty quiet. I gave myself a project to paint some of my favourite Pacific West Coast plants. This is Salal. Salal reminds me of the extreme quiet of the woods and eating an abundance of oatmeal cookies when visiting…

Cedar / Thuja Plicata

This is a little piece of cedar I found on the path where I walk my dog. I spent about a week painting it ( in my spare time) Everyday I walked past it on the path. It got more and more muddy over the week, and I felt kind…

Evergreen Huckleberry / Vaccinium Ovatum

This is my Evergreen Huckleberry. Well, technically, it still belongs to the plant it is attached to. Brent suggested this branch with new bright green growth to paint. As far as I know, this is the only evergreen huckleberry I have seen along this path in the woods. I only…
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