The Snoqualmie People are made up of two parts of the same family: The Upper Snoqualmie, who lived on the plains above the falls, and the Lower Snoqualmie who lived along the Snoqualmie River below the falls. Ancient stewards of the land, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe continuously strives to preserve sacred ground for all people, including Snoqualmie Falls.Read More
Arriving at the summit, I found myself in what could be the most beautiful nature hike I have ever been on. The views were beyond stunning. It was exhilarating for me to experience Mother Nature in this alpine setting! It was a truly "Sound of Music" view. The North Cascades are the only mountain range in the United States that most resemble the European Alps, in terms of character, although they are not as high as the Alps.
Upon seeing the tulips in the Skagit Valley for the first time, I fell in love with the setting.
Morning light, dew laden earth.
The rows of tulips are long.
The colors are lush.
In the distance, I see groups of people on the perimeters of the fields. I think to myself, they must be on a guided tour or a field trip of some sort. As I continue to walk about the fields, I see similar small groups of people huddled in the rows of tulips.Read More
I am on foot scouting the scene for today's daily painting. My treks take me through the Pike Place Market and First Avenue. I settle on this scene. There is one particular reason why. The clue is in this painting. Look around the center of this painting. What do you see?Read More
On September 1, 2014, I embarked on a journey of 100 days of painting. The goal was to make one oil painting a day for 100 days. I considered this task to be an easy one. My canvases were 4”x4”. How difficult could it be to paint a canvas of these dimensions in one sitting? I was soon to find out, it was a little more challenging than I had imagined.Read More