Painting Paradise in the Pacific Northwest, Fidalgo Island, Washington

This unique experience is coordinated soley through the Sierra Club Travel eco tours. It will be a 6 day workshop that includes hiking and painting days. You will need to bring your own supplies. Lodging and some food is included in the price. Click on the website link fore more information and to book the workshop..

The Trip
This trip is designed for participants who want to combine their interests in painting with their love of the outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We will explore the rich coastal islands of Washington state’s northwest. We will hike through state parks that are on two islands looking for “our” place to paint We will cross the famous Deception State Park Bridge that has breathtaking views toward Canada and onto the vast expanse of the ocean channels below We will set up our easels overlooking Cap Sante Marina that captures views of Mount Baker and the North Cascade Mountains. We will take the Washington Marine Ferry through the channels of the San Juan Islands to spend time at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

We will be joined by the nationally renowned Pacific Northwest artist, Jennifer Bowman, for four days of discussions, demonstrations, and guided painting time. We will have at least three unique settings in which to paint during the week. Weather permitting we have planned two to three days of plein-air painting with participants choosing their favorite medium, acrylics, watercolors, or oils.