BlueOtterArt's Shop Announcement

"En Plein Air" means painted on location, outdoors, in the moment. Quite a challenge for scenes of deep wilderness - and I hope you enjoy the results. The flowers are real too. And yes, I sometimes paint from photographs. _ Kim Solga, author of the new book "The Everything Guide to Selling Arts and Crafts Online" -
Ciick "About" in the sidebar beneath Shop Info to discover more about my artwork.

I travel from the mountains and rivers of the American West to Alaska, northern Canada, Hawaii, Grand Canyon, New Zealand, Europe, Mexico.

My work takes place in the wilderness…watercolors capturing a moment in the timeless flow of river water, glacier ice, the slow growth of pine, the bloom of wildflower. I paint on location, perched on a boulder beside whitewater rapids. I sketch from a bed of pine needles beneath a spruce, surrounded by snowbanks, a raven watching from a branch overhead. I climb high onto the mountain, above treeline, into the silent song of bare rocks in late summer. My paintings reflect the conditions I find each day, fast drying washes in bright sunshine, splatters of raindrops between storms, rock dust added to paint. My pigments are mixed with river water, the seeping trickles of a mountain spring, drops of melting ice.

Every item in my shop, original painting or print, is lovingly handcrafted by me, Kim Solga, in my northern California studio.

Wholesale inquiries and international customers are very welcome. If you seek a unique painting of your own favorite location or flower, please feel free to convo me with your ideas.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.