Quietly Afternoon

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Quietly Afternoon, 6″ x6″
© 2009 Marianne Post

For eight days I have had the opportunity to participate in the quintessential workshop, instructed by Richard McKinley and organized by La Conner Art Workshops in the beautiful Skagit Valley of Washington.

Each day began early and ended late, but time didn’t seem to matter to most of us. This was an opportunity to paint picturesque farmlands, flowing rivers, and ebbing tides. We learned a variety of techniques with emphasis on starting with strong underpaintings. Quietly Afternoon is a small plein air pastel of a slough just outside of the charming village of La Conner.

I will post more in depth about this fabulous experience when I finally return home and have an internet connection that is not so darn slow. Hope you stay tuned!

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4 Responses to “Quietly Afternoon”

  1. Katherine Kean Says:

    I think this is beautiful Marianne. It has that same timeless quality that you mention feeling.

    • Marianne Post Says:

      Thanks, Katherine. I failed to mention in the post that our morning location was quite windy, and it was a welcomed relief to have a serene and calm location to paint.

  2. Loriann Signori Says:

    Beautiful finish on this one Marianne. I love the addition of pink in the grasses, water and hillside to tie everything together.

    • Marianne Post Says:

      Thanks, Loriann! Yesterday i spent the day painting along the Crooked River. Tomorrow it’s a travel day to head home. All in all its has been a wonderful trip. Starting with the workshop, and then having two weeks to paint in the Northwest.

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