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I am Kim Solga, a watercolor painter and printmaker. You can find me
on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/kimsolga/
and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KimSolgaArtworks
and at my own website http://solga.com

I live in the mountains of northern California at the foot of Mount Shasta, one of the highest peaks in the USA. I travel as far and as often as I can into the wild places of the West, Canada, Alaska, and worldwide.

I love to sit outdoors and paint! I paint on location, out in the wilderness. I often work perched on a boulder beside whitewater rapids. Or I sketch from a bed of pine needles, surrounded by snowbanks, with a raven watching from the branch overhead. I climb high into the mountains, above treeline, to paint the bare rocks of late summer…

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  • Joined July 12, 2011

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watercolors, inks, water soluble crayon, linoleum block, copper plate, handmade paper, charcoal pencil

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About

I am Kim Solga, a watercolor painter and printmaker. You can find me
on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/kimsolga/
and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KimSolgaArtworks
and at my own website http://solga.com

I live in the mountains of northern California at the foot of Mount Shasta, one of the highest peaks in the USA. I travel as far and as often as I can into the wild places of the West, Canada, Alaska, and worldwide.

I love to sit outdoors and paint! I paint on location, out in the wilderness. I often work perched on a boulder beside whitewater rapids. Or I sketch from a bed of pine needles, surrounded by snowbanks, with a raven watching from the branch overhead. I climb high into the mountains, above treeline, to paint the bare rocks of late summer.

Watercolors painted on location are unique. They capture a moment in time. A freshness that you just don't get from painting a photograph. My watercolors are painted with river water from the eddy at my feet, or from a mountain spring, or the last swallow from my waterbottle. There are plenty of challenges working outdoors. Sunshine beating down, or passing storms pelting my painting with raindrops. Shadows constantly moving. And bugs! You don't even want to hear about the bugs.

But there's a truth I discover working in the natural world - a truth that extends into the paintings I create and on to those who view and own these works.

I work with watercolor, multimedia overlays of pen and ink, chalk and art crayon. I love the printmaker's press for carved block prints, etchings and monoprint.

I welcome you to Blue Otter Art, and hope you discover a painting or print that you would like to favorite, share with your circles, and perhaps buy for yourself.

---- Gratitude! Kim

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