Thursday, December 31, 2009

Finished 2 little Tourist Paintings

Deer Mountain

Dolly's House on Creek Street


I live in Ketchikan, Alaska. This is the first stop on the Inland Passage for Cruise ships coming to Alaska. Our tourist street is "Creek Street" which is where the brothels were in the early 1900's, late 1800's. Dolly's house was the famous house of ill-repute. Tourists are now given a tour through it. It is pretty cute actually.

Deer Mountain is a beautiful mountain with a fabulous hike up to a top. It dominates the town.

I am painting in acrylics, this is giving me a difficult time as most of my life I painted in oils and I am having a hard time making the transition.

7 comments:

  1. What beautiful paintings and a bit of insight into your state, Charlotte! I especially love Dolly's house and the history behind it. I love visiting Alaska with you!

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  2. Thanks Sherry. I was wondering if you might like a few stories about the town? Thousands of tourists come here in the summer to see things, so I thought maybe you'd be interested.

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  3. I AM always interested Charlotte. Truly, so any stories would be wonderful for me to read. I am already jonesing to visit Alaska one of these days (oh to be rich!!). I especially love historical information and stories as they weave such a reach tapestry, don't they? I remember watching "If These Walls Could Talk" (HGTV) and seeing a home in AK that used to belong to a mayor of the town (I believe it was) and the owners found all kinds of interesting things left in the home. I never get tired of these types of things, truly. I can't wait!

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  4. Hi Charlotte: Trying to get in touch with you regarding Different Strokes Challenge. Loved your work and have an idea for you. Jill Polsby in California polsby@yahoo.com

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  5. These are great & good luck with the acrylics. I find them so strange to work with.

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  6. Nice work. What made you switch to acrylics? I always work in acrylics but have wanted to switch to oils.

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  7. Yes Anne, acrylics are pushing plastic around imo, but I am gradually finding my way with them. The reason I am using them is that I moved to a small place with no ventilation and the oil fumes were too much for me. However when the summer comes and I can go outside, I'll do some oils again. They are far superior to acrylics, rich, buttery, don't dry up on you, can blend them. But I guess that's because I'm used to them.

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