Friday, September 17, 2010

Taking stock

The Washington State Capitol building was visible through the haze and fog as we approached Olympia on our return.

This has been a wonderful experience, a grand adventure. I've added a slideshow to the sidebar to show some of the 90 paintings I did while aboard.

Back on dirt, I look back at some of the stats from these last months aboard M/V Dutch Treat between Olympia, Washington and Auke Bay, Alaska:

124 days
2600 miles
90 paintings
120 pages of sketches
3" of hair growth (less now that I got a haircut)
42 books read
innumerable memories

Thanks to all of you who were interested and followed along. It was a wonderful trip. But, it's good to be home!


Jala Pfaff said...

This photo reminds me of one of Mark Leach's famous pastels of Venice.

Ralph said...

Marvellous just marvellous and welcome home.

Casey Klahn said...

The slideshow is great, great, great! I get a good idea of the breadth of your art experience while there.

Will you do one of the sketchbook, too?

Welcome home!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Jala! Good to hear from you. Fog is my new friend. It's a ration of magic.

Thanks, Ralph, for the welcome wishes. There is no place like home.

Casey! Good to hear from you. I'm not sure about the sketchbook yet. For now, I'll be bringing it to Tuesday's meeting of the Portland Plein Air and Studio Painters at O'Connor's. It would be grand if you could come!

Suzanne said...

Wow! What a slide show of all your Alaska Paintings. Isn't it amazing how subject of sky, water, some trees may be the same but always look so different. You capture the feeling of rocking on the water.
Welcome back to Land.

loriann said...

Great slide show! Looks like your days were filled with wonder. Welcome back home!

Celeste Bergin said...

welcome back Kvan! Love the slide show and the "stats"--wow! Looking forward to seeing you and your sketchbook on Tuesday. 42 books! gadzooks!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you all for your warm welcome home wishes!

Suzanne! It's so good to be back home. I will see you soon over coffee.

Loriann -- thanks so much for your interest. I am eager to get back into the studio and experience how this trip has changed things.

Hi Celeste! It will be great to see you Tuesday. I have a great Tom Thomson book I want you to see.

Kitty Wallis said...

Please, please, please have a show of your Alaska paintings. at least 50 of them. I want to see them all together. I want that experience.
You have done a wonderful body of work! See you Tues.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Kitty! As you know, I nearly dumped the load overboard ON PURPOSE because I was so frustrated with myself. You said the perfect thing to me that kept me from doing it. Thank you so much.

Carrie H. said...

All your stats = $Priceless

Anonymous said...

Wow, just the amount of books you read astounds me!

JeMA said...

Welcome home. I enjoy seeing how you set up to do your work. Amazing how many paintings you finished!