Alaskan artists Don and Karen Cornelius live and paint amidst the
splendor of the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. Their
Petersburg home is surrounded by the wilderness that inspires their
art. Mountain vistas, seascapes and old growth forests all find their
way into their plein air and studio paintings.
Don paints in alkyds (fast-drying oils) interspersed with watercolor sketches he uses for reference. Plein air and studio subjects range from scenic vistas to close-up studies, wildlife and portraits. His plein air subjects include paintings completed on their southeast Alaska island as well as during road trips through Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Wisconsin and Iowa as well as many Pacific and Rocky Mountain states.
Karen paints in watercolors and has recently branched into acrylics. Her favorite subjects include flowers and animals -- both wild and domestic. Details of feathers and stones, icebergs against mountains as they follow ocean currents. and not-so-well-behaved puppies lend flavor to her watercolor collection.
For studio painting both Don and Karen use thousands of photographs taken during Don’s 50 years and Karen’s 38 years living and exploring Alaska as well as western Canada, Wisconsin, the southwest and Pacific northwest.
Don and Karen sketch and paint on the Stikine River Flats, Southeast Alaska
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