There's no other way to say it--Sara and I were incredibly lucky to spend time on Camp Island at the Kodiak Brown Bear Center & Lodge. Special thanks to Stacy and her team. There were bears and boats and planes, oh my! And it was sunny!
Our trip to Karluk Lake is part of our Rasmuson Project, and sketches and writing from this experience will work their way into our final collection. We found inspiration in the solitude--so quiet at night we could hear the waterfalls across the lake. A lake so big we kept expecting the tide to go out. Nature and animals right there in a way that makes Kodiak feel like a big city.
I was nervous about having to limit my palette for this trip, but I thought about our Kodiak summer colors and ended up with 12 colors that worked nicely together. (Palettes really do fit a place--I took this same palette out of state recently, and some colors just didn't work.) It was a treat to be able to paint out doors, with the sun drying my wet paper.
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