A painting by Susi Havens-Bezaire completed on June 14, 2013
Our last day in Juneau, I headed "out the road" - which means North of Mendenhall Glacier - to a beautiful state park where two glacier rivers join the sea. Except for the park ranger, I was the only one there which made for a peaceful morning. I recognized the lupine, and asked the ranger the names of the yellow and magenta flowers. "Darn," he said, "I know these flowers but as soon as you asked me I forgot their names!" Since that happens to me all the time, we agreed that I would just title this Eagle Creek Wild Flowers. Painting under a grove of evergreen trees added some deep shadows in the foreground but I'm not as happy with the results - I'll revisit this in the studio.
Eagle Creek State Recreation, Juneau, Alaska, USA, N58.5271835, W-134.8180542
Plein Air Field Study, Oil on Linen/Gatorboard, 16" x 12"
© 2013 Susi Havens-Bezaire