Our luxuriously soft blankets are available in two different sizes and feature incredible artwork on the top surface. The bottom surface is white. Our 100% polyester blankets are available in two different styles: plush fleece and sherpa fleece. Plush fleece blankets are soft and fluffy on both sides, whereas sherpa blankets are smooth like a soft sweater on the artwork side (i.e. shorter threads) which provides for a sharper image. Looking for a recommendation? Go with a 60" x 80" plush fleece blanket. It's soft and luxurious on both sides... the artwork looks incredible... and the size is just right for everyone.
September is my favorite time of year in Alaska. Because the seasons change here so quickly all the vegetation dresses in their Sunday best before taking their long winter's rest. Scarlet, yellows, the deepest violets, and even splashes of fireweed crimson in the undergrowth flood the senses. My attempt with this painting was to push the traditional limited palette of red, yellow and blue to it's full capacity. Using the palette knife enabled me to push the colors without loosing their inherent identity and saturation in the foreground. I slowly allowed the blue-grays to dominate as the mountains continued to recede into the hazy sky. As I painted, I was struck by the metaphor and symbolism of the word "fall". How clear everything was in the present where I was, and how hazy it was in the distant mountains, where I will someday go. A brief parting of the sky reassured me that adventures indeed could be found "further up, and further in."