My Outdoor Easel Painting Adventure: Cartoon Explanation and Finished Painting

cartoon, landscape, nature, northwest art, paintings

Coyote on the Land Between the Two Rivers, Skagit and Stillaguamish

Americana, animals, landscape, northwest art, paintings

It was a still evening as the sun set over the bay on the landscape in front of my art studio, and I specifically painted this oil painting to celebrate the rare remaining coastal woods in the area that animals call home. Stanwood is the closest town to the south. We are at a crucial time where City and County Council’s decisions directly affect what happens to this land by either creating tax incentives for landowners to preserve wild spaces, create nature preserves, support the creation of self-subsistence rural home lots, or they can provide incentives for large corporate track home developers and businesses to alter the landscape forever. Other areas in the state that have preserved their way of life and have created large green spaces for habitat and recreation are the ones with the highest appeal and have the greatest tourist draw ($$). Their communities and businesses benefit immensely from visitor’s revenue. And they are not the only ones who benefit: so will the ecosystem and the wildlife that call this place home.

Painting in progress 4/25/19

paintings

Dedicated to Charles- 1/4 around the globe so far, painting outdoors- something new-

Painting in progress 4/25/19

paintings

Dedicated to Charles- 1/4 around the globe so far, painting outdoors- something new-

oil, paintings
Don’t Forget, oil on board, 16 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Don't Forget, oil on board, 16 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Don’t Forget, oil on board, 16 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

animals, nature, oil, paintings

Aaas Gutu Yatx'i", or Child of The Bushes/Forest, oil on canvas, 12 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Aas Gutu Yatx’i”, or Child of The Bushes or Forest, oil on canvas, 12 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

This bird is known as Aas Gutu Yatx’i” or ‘child of the bushes or forest’ in Tlingit – and is one of my favorites because they are fluffy and, although wild, very outgoing.  They are found high alpine and in older forests.

 

paintings, watercolor

Animated Forest, watercolor on paper, 21 by 30 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Animated Forest, watercolor on paper, 21 by 30 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

This piece merges two concepts I will be expanding on in 2016: aesthetic and descriptive.  The idea illustrated here describes the creation of a park. This public garden/park is composed of dramatic looking weeping evergreens (my favorite tree).  Each bubble talks about the trees, the layout and suggestions for the creation of the park.  As the piece is made to hang on a wall like the painting, I aimed to make it decorative as well.   This painting was originally created for Blueprint for the Future, an art show I coordinated in 2015 where students came up with and illustrated public works projects they wanted to see in their town.

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Cupid and further studies in anthropomorphism, 2016

Cupid 2, watercolor on paper, 10 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Cupid 2, watercolor on paper, 10 by 12 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Pizza, Gingerbread, watercolor on paper, 12 by 16 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Pizza, Gingerbread, watercolor on paper, 12 by 16 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Pizza Smoking 2, watercolor on paper, 12  by 10 in. Emilia Kallock 2016

Pizza Smoking 2, watercolor on paper, 12 by 10 in. Emilia Kallock 2016