Skiing in Valhalla

Bluebird Day In Valhalla B0820
8.25″w x 8.25″h watercolor on 140lb wc paper.

Valhalla

Just completed a small watercolor painting entitled, “Bluebird day in Valhalla”-from one of those breathtaking glorious sunny days skiing at 49 Degrees North Ski Resort in Chewelah Washington USA. Valhalla is a great run with enough steep to keep you wide awake, and a good mix of trees alongside for fun. I love the way the shadows show the shape and slope of the run. I spend as much time as possible up on the ski hill and you can see more of my art there if you notice what is around you.

Skiing Series

This is the beginning of a series of paintings I intend to do from some great photographs during those ski patrol days when hardly anyone was on the hill. You know, those first track days.

Progressive Shots

How this painting progressed in the studio.

Bluebird Day in Valhalla 01 wet

Bluebird Day in Valhalla 01
8.25″w x 8.25″h watercolor on 140lb wc paper. A bluebird day skiing at 49º North in Chewelah WA on East Basin run appropiately named Valhalla.

Looking at these first two images in the series, you will see a  perfect example of the difference between the vibrance of watercolors that are wet and ones that are dry. Sometimes, it is scary to put bright pigment down but as you can see, this is something we need to be free with. No skimping on color required.

Bluebird Day in Valhalla 02
8.25″w x 8.25″h watercolor on 140lb wc paper. A bluebird day skiing at 49º North in Chewelah WA on East Basin run appropriately named Valhalla.
Bluebird Day in Valhalla 03
8.25″w x 8.25″h watercolor on 140lb wc paper. A bluebird day skiing at 49º North in Chewelah WA on East Basin run appropriately named Valhalla.
Bluebird Day in Valhalla 04
8.25″w x 8.25″h watercolor on 140lb wc paper. A bluebird day skiing at 49º North in Chewelah WA on East Basin run appropriately named Valhalla.
Bluebird Day in Valhalla 05
8.25″w x 8.25″h watercolor on 140lb wc paper. A bluebird day skiing at 49º North in Chewelah WA on East Basin run appropriately named Valhalla.

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Day #3

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“Peacemaker” B6004 – $75 (unframed), $175 (framed)

Peacemaker B6004 watercolor
Ski run that is a lot of fun at 49 Degrees Nort Ski Resort in Chewelah WA

15″w x 22.5″h watercolor on 300lb WC paper. Watercolor of one of the best ski runs at 49 Degrees North Ski Resort in Chewelah, Washington, named Peacemaker. Yes!