I can't imagine a more scenic road system than the one we have here in Juneau, Alaska. No billboards allowed; instead, attractions include shimmering waterways, majestic mountain ranges, a busy fishing fleet, and the salmon themselves, jumping free of the sea only to slap down hard again. The seals poke their heads up from the sea and the whales spout in the distance. For a Plein air artist, there is nothing more satisfying than to take a little bit of all that home with you; the sights, sounds and scents, are all wrapped up in the painting of the day.
For painting watercolors outdoors, the weather this spring has been wonderfully cooperative; it's a tricky medium in rain country, and I've yet to find an umbrella that will stay put in the usual accompanying winds. But, no worries this week! The weather continues fair for the holiday. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!
A collection of my small watercolors will be shown at Kaill's next First Friday event, July 6, 2018.