Tuesday, December 11, 2018

On Location With Sydney Laurence HUGE SUCCESS

Wow! Gallery Walk, December 7, 2018 was a great night. Weather cooperated and about 388 people made their way up to the Juneau Douglas City Museum to see the show which included 22 paintings by the Plein Rein Painters and three original Sydney Laurence paintings.  It was hard to move around at some moments, but people were happy and visiting, and viewing the artwork. Well Done! (It was such a fun project we should begin planning another!)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Paintings for Exhibit & Calendar #4 - #119 - 137

Cristine Crooks

#119  Sunrise, Juneau Harbor, pastel on paper, 16 x 20

Steve Winker

#120  Mid-Morning Light, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

#121  Silent Pool beneath Highway Road, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

#122  An Improved Southeast Coastline, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

#123  A Bend in the Trail Enroute to a Bend in the River, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

#124 An Improved Southeast Coastline II, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

Arnie Weimer

#125  Mount Juneau Repose, Casein on Canvas, 20 x 30

Painted mostly on site en plein air and completed through the lens of memory for details 
like the birds, sailboat and Indian celery in the foreground

Patti Harper

#126  Sailing to Sunrise, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20

This is an homage to Sydney Laurence’s “Early Morning Juneau,” using my sailboat as the boat in the picture. Thanks to Steve Parker for the photo of my boat, taken from his boat during our participation in the sailing club’s Admiralty Rally this summer, that I used as the model for the painting. 

I have taken liberties with the reality of Juneau light and shadow (and other things) in order to make the painting work to my vision, but it has been a fun summer constantly returning to the place we thought Laurence may have painted from to view the light at different times of morning and in different conditions. The first start of a study for this was done in the field with the Plein Rein Painters May 19. 

Timi Johnson

#127  Lifter, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

Fresh summer morning painted from Douglas Island. 

I love the wispy clouds that lift on these glorious days. 

Jim Heumann

#128   Juneau Day, oil on canvas, 20 x 24

Waiting for the sky to lift on Gastineau Channel

Patrick Ripp

#129  Early Morning Cruise Ship Season; Juneau, Alaska
acrylic and extra heavy molding paste on canvas, 15 x 30 (18.5 x 33.5 framed)

Style: Pointilism

Crystal Cudworth

#130 adaa.at Kalé and Wooshkeenax Deiyí
Beautifully Adorned Face and Trails above Each Other, 
oil on canvas, 15.5 x 30 (16.75 x 31.25 framed) 

I painted from life down on the flatlands in Douglas from May- September.  One layer was effaced due to the rain.  It was painted in small increments until after an informal critique with the plein rein painters, which quickened the speed of finishing the piece greatly.  Colors, brush strokes, and light are based on observation; however, the work evolved into being more about the act of painting than what is depicted.

Pua Mauni

I painted Early Morning Juneau from the shore at Douglas, near the edge water condos; the Silent Pool was standing at the sidewalk looking towards Auke Lake; Bend in the River was off the airport dike trail and Gastineau Channel was from 3.5 mile across from the Juneau Empire. 

#131  Based on Bend in the River, oil on canvas, 18 x 24

#132  Based on Early Morning Juneau, oil on canvas, 30 x 24

#133 Based on Gastineau Channel (placement), oil on canvas, 24 x 30

#134  Based on Silent Pool, oil on canvas, 16 x 20

Mary Pat Wyatt

#135  Juneau, watercolor on paper, 14 x 20

Two additional images to consider for the calendar only
Timi Johnson

#136 Left Hand Channel, oil on panel, 15 x 15

#137  Dark Days, oil on canvas, 8 x 8

Friday, October 05, 2018

Paintings for Exhibit & Calendar #3 #110 - 118

Paintings for Exhibit & Calendar #3


Tom Bornstein

#110    Late Morning Juneau, oil on panel, 30 x 24

Jay Crondahl

#111    Icebergs, acrylic on panel, 16 x20

Barbara Shepherd

#112  Autumn Refuge, oil on linen, 20 x 24

 View from Dike Trail across Mendenhall Wildlife Refuge toward Douglas Island. October 2018. 
Inspired by Sydney Laurence's Bend in the River

#113   The Calm Before, oil on 300# gessoed watercolor paper, 12 x 16
Standing in the Mendenhall Wildlife Refuge looking east toward Vanderbilt Hill, April 2018. 
Inspired by Sydney Laurence's Bend in the River 

Elisabeth Saya

#114  Thane Road, Looking South (1), acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20
Inspired by Gastineau Channel by Sydney Laurence

#115  Thane Road, Looking South (2), acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20
Inspired by Gastineau Channel by Sydney Laurence

Jane Lindsey

#116 Early Fall Resilence, oil pastel, 81/2 x 11

Magil Pratt

#117  Bend in the River, oil on canvas, 13 x 15

Jane Stokes

#118  Gastineau Channel Update: Summer 2018, 
watercolor, 16 x 20

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Paintings for Exhibit and Calendar #2- # 107 - 109

Paintings for Exhibit & Calendar #2

Patti Hutchens Jouppi  (her website)

#107  Auke Lillies - Oil on Canvas,  24 X 36 unframed

Vantage Point Looking Northwest from just off shore of UAS, Lilly Pads were near walkway.  I used a paddle board to investigate the perspective from around the entire lake and began initial drawing from the site that matched most closely.  I deduced Sydney Laurence was not near the bridge because that area had  been logged at the time.  Under painting was done from bike path just after fog had lifted late in the day. Inspired by Silent Pool, Sydney Laurence

#108  Woodchopper On The Bar  - Oil on Canvas, 12 X 24  unframed

Vantage Point looking south at end Boy Scout Beach trail during low tide.  I used the spot on the Eagle/Herbert Bar where Sydney Laurence spent time.  I used my husband for a model while at Amalga Residency. The painting, outside of smoke and finishing touches on model, was done en plein air.

#109 Eagle River - Oil on Canvas, 12 X 30 unframed

Vantage Point looking south to Eagle Glacier from river bank near the parking lot for Boy Scout Beach hiking trail. ( This spot is near where the old horse tram that ran from Eagle Landing at Amalga to Eagle River ended and the old river bed of Herbert would have come from right.  There is a photo of Sydney standing at this spot, however in 1904 this area was clear cut all the way to the glacier which is  seen only through the trees now. Laurence's exact perspective cannot be matched without  standing in the swamp now. I actually triangulated Laurences exact angle from our boat and then worked toward the river bank where I believe he stood for his painting.  

Friday, September 28, 2018

Paintings for Exhibit & calendar #1 #101 - #106


The Juneau Plein Rein Painters worked during 2018 to create plein air paintings from approximately the same vantage points (in Juneau locations) that Sydney Laurence used, in a style and media personal to each artist. We will exhibit the paintings at the Juneau Douglas City Museum December 7 - 28, 2018.

Images for consideration in the exhibit are displayed here and will be posted as they are submitted. We are numbering them sequentially to help us with identification.

Teri Robus   [terirobus.blogspot.com] 

#101-Fireweed & Morning Shadows - oil on canvas (to be mounted on panel), 12 x 16 inches

#102Morning Walk on Eagle Beach - oil on panel, 9 x 24 inches


#103Mt Juneau Storm - oil and cold wax medium (CWM) on Multimedia Artboard

 mounted on cradled panel, 16 x 20 inches

#104 - Waterlilies Under the Footbridge (Auke Lake) - oil and CWM on canvas panel, 12 x 9 inches

#105Early Morning - oil on panel, 12.25 x 16.5 inches

#106Tidal Wetlands (Juneau) - oil on cradled panel, 16 x 18 inches