I am a watercolor painter living in Seattle. I especially enjoy the watercolor medium because of its freshness and transparency. It is perfect for capturing nature and very transportable. I have spent much of my life hiking in the wilderness and enjoy painting nature, especially on location. I have also painted on my travels to other countries. I especially love plein air painting. I carry a small palette, a few brushes, and some 7×11 sheets of watercolor paper. Despite the extra weight, I also love to take my paints on backpacking trips.
I have been juried into the Edmonds, Shoreline, Greenwood, Kenmore and Kaewyn art shows.
Most of these paintings are 11×14 and some are 7×11. Some have ink added to the watercolor.
I am teaching watercolor painting at the Lifetime Learning Center in Seattle.
You can contact me at Cecile@Jettes.org.
Paintings: To see my paintings, please click on a category at the right.
Also at the right is a link to my Crossing a Broken Bridge instruction page, from a backpacking trip in the Rawah Wilderness of Colorado.
Please see my article on Backpacking with Paints in the Daniel Smith catalog http://www.danielsmith.com/Articles/Backpacking-With-Paints.asp
Check out this website for Washington Trails Association to see me in an article about painting nature – http://www.wta.org/magazine/WTNov-Dec2011_Feat-Painters.pdf.
Wildflower Guide: I created and painted a waterproof one-page “Hiker’s Wildflower Guide for the Cascades, Olympics and Northern Rockies”. Trillium, aster, gentian, forget-me-not, columbine, elephanthead, false Solomon’s seal, beargrass, cow parsnip, salal, heather, avalanche lily, Oregon grape, anemone, skunk cabbage, glacier lily, monkeyflower, Queen’s cup lily, pearly everlasting, marsh marigold and many more. You can click on it at the right to see it.