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Karin Richter Fine Art Newsletter Fall 2019

Karin Richter Fine Art Newsletter Fall 2019 Reviewing this summer and its highlights, the above image

Reviewing this summer and its highlights, the above image is certainly one to remember! I had the good fortune to join my daughter, who works on the Norwegian Bliss cruiseship as a musician, on a trip to Alaska! In this case, embarkation port is Seattle WA, a lovely place with a typical Westcoast vibe, the famous Space Needle, and Pike Place Market :

port is Seattle WA, a lovely place with a typical Westcoast vibe, the famous Space Needle,
port is Seattle WA, a lovely place with a typical Westcoast vibe, the famous Space Needle,

Since my last visit many years ago, another attraction has now claimed No. 1 spot: the Dale Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum showcasing the studio glass of this renowned Tacoma WA artist. What a treat!

glass of this renowned Tacoma WA artist. What a treat! My photos just do not do
glass of this renowned Tacoma WA artist. What a treat! My photos just do not do

My photos just do not do it justice, it is indescribable, what a genius! Right at the bottom of the Space Needle and outside of the museum, you can wander through a garden embellished by his stunning work! How inspiring!

Space Needle and outside of the museum, you can wander through a garden embellished by his
Leaving Seattle and going north, the superlatives continued in Alaska. This voyage was of course

Leaving Seattle and going north, the superlatives continued in Alaska. This voyage was of course somewhat different from the trips I do on small ships with Maple Leaf Adventures, however, one can never get enough of the breathtaking scenery up here, the ocean, mountains and glaciers:

never get enough of the breathtaking scenery up here, the ocean, mountains and glaciers: Glacier Bay
never get enough of the breathtaking scenery up here, the ocean, mountains and glaciers: Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay

never get enough of the breathtaking scenery up here, the ocean, mountains and glaciers: Glacier Bay

Mendenhall Glacier

I am particularly fond of the towns along the way and if one can look past the tourists and the jewellery shops, they are neat places to visit and roam around in. They appeal to my pioneer spirit!

visit and roam around in. They appeal to my pioneer spirit! Skagway is the gateway to
visit and roam around in. They appeal to my pioneer spirit! Skagway is the gateway to
visit and roam around in. They appeal to my pioneer spirit! Skagway is the gateway to
visit and roam around in. They appeal to my pioneer spirit! Skagway is the gateway to

Skagway is the gateway to the White Pass and Yukon Route which climbs from sea level to almost 3000 ft. The train ride up to this inhospitable landscape was a great experience. It is hard to imagine what it took to build the railway during the gold rush. Mike Heney, railroad builder, is known to have said: “Give me enough dynamite, and snoose, and I’ll build you a railroad to hell”!

Back down in town, I always enjoy the harbours with their colourful boats:
Back down in town, I always enjoy the harbours with their colourful boats:
Back down in town, I always enjoy the harbours with their colourful boats:

Back down in town, I always enjoy the harbours with their colourful boats:

Back down in town, I always enjoy the harbours with their colourful boats:

Meanwhile, back home we celebrated painting outdoors at the Leighton Centre. This showcase of paintings done en plein aircontinues to September 22 and I encourage everyone to take a drive out to the Leighton to enjoy nature and art! They are also hosting a number of workshops catering to this concept of painting. My Watercolour Plein Air Workshop is slated for Sunday, September 10, a great opportunity for any traveller to get a headstart on sketching/painting outdoors! Register online!

a headstart on sketching/painting outdoors! Register online! Soon afterwards at the end of September, the Leighton

Soon afterwards at the end of September, the Leighton Centre is hosting the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour’s 94 th Annual Open Water. A treat for every watercolour painter not to be missed. Not often are we able to enjoy an exhibition that focusses solely on this medium! The opening is September 28, 2-4pm.

that focusses solely on this medium! The opening is September 28, 2-4pm. One of many wonderful

One of many wonderful paintings in the show

With all that inspiration to create art, my group of France travellers is ready to leave early October for the south of France to enjoy the scenery, quaint villages, food and wine:

France to enjoy the scenery, quaint villages, food and wine: Southern France Idyll , Pastel, 12”x16”
France to enjoy the scenery, quaint villages, food and wine: Southern France Idyll , Pastel, 12”x16”

Southern France Idyll, Pastel, 12”x16”

Baked Goods, W/C, 15”x22””

Fortunately, or unfortunately, my next trip to the Amalfi Coast in Italy in the spring is full! That leaves the trip to Newfoundland in June. I may have room on this adventure so let me know if you are interested.

Again, classes at Parkdale and Strathcona resume the week of September 16 so register soon online or by phoning the offices.

I am not sure if you have heard of a new TV channel called “Makeful”, #555. It caters to all things we create and one in particular caught my attention: The British Portrait and Landscape Artist of the Year, airing on a Sunday night. Interesting to see what is being produced and how and what the judges have to say. Check it out!

Have a wonderful autumn and happy creating!

Keep in touch!

All the best in life and in art!

Karin

(403)272-1471

in life and in art! Karin karinrichter@shaw.ca (403)272-1471 www.karinrichter.com www.karinrichterfineart.blo g

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