Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hammons Preserve

A few plein air studies of Hammons Preserve. Hammons overlooks Cultus Bay. A beautiful place to have a picnic or just sit on the bench and admire the landscape.
A couple words about painting oil en plein air... It's very difficult!! But there's nothing like being outside, painting in the open, watching the subtle changes in light.

Cultus Bay from Hammons, 16"x12", oil on hardboard

Apple Trees, Hammons Preserve, 11"x14". oil on Hardboard

Hammons Preserve, 9"x12", oil on hardboard

Cultus Bay from Hammons 2, 18"x20", oil on hardboard


  1. Gorgeous and evocative. I love them all.

  2. Thank you, Dan! There are so many beautiful views there. It's an inspiring place!

  3. Stunning paintings Kris. Like Dan I love them all, but especially the light in the top one.

  4. Thanks for your encouragement, Sue. That's my favorite one too. You had an adventuresome summer, I see!