Sharon Hogg

2009 Just The Land
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
Tigers Before the Storm
2009
Oil on Canvas
12x18 inches
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Watercolour and Ink on Paper
Whitehorse, February Sun
2003
Watercolour and Ink on Paper
12x17 inches

I tried to ski so fast,
but everyone else was faster.

Appreciation of
the view, the light,
Consolation prize.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
The Secret Egress to Otter Creek
2009
Oil on Canvas
13x16 inches

kind of exotic
kind of forbidding

you know,
there are mosquitoes
as big as your hand
in there
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oiol on Canvas
Ravenseye View of the Black Prince Trail
2009
Oiol on Canvas
13x16 inches
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Watercolour on Unsized Cotton Paper
Mt Logan, with Rain
1997
Watercolour on Unsized Cotton Paper
4x4 inches

Like really,
with rain,
in rain,
in spite of rain.

Surprising that the paper
held together in such weather,
because, like really,
there was some rain.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
Superior Frazil in May
2009
Oil on Canvas
12x16 inches

A shifty transition,
May on Superior is dangerous and uncomfortable, but pretty if taken with a good dose of distance.

They call it frazil ice: water becoming sticky slushy ice and then ice becoming flowy slippery water.

Look, but keep your distance.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
Sun Fish Sun Light at a Depth of a Quarter Fathom
1997
Oil on Canvas
9x13 inches

These fish just hung out by these rocks while I dove time and again to sketch them.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
The Vermilion Lakes Are Sometimes Purple
2009
Oil on Canvas
13x18 inches

....especially at the time of day when the Rockies
often but briefly turn pink.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Watercolour on Paper
OK Falls
2009
Watercolour on Paper
12x16 inches

At the end of a long long valley of lakes
stretching from Vernon to Penticton to Osoyoos
lies Okanogan Falls, just down there... watch out.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
Blue Bugaboo - Afternoon Shadows Creep
2009
Oil on Canvas
8x12 inches

... like cold blue fingers.
Creeps me out.
Its high time to be heading down from here.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Watercolour on Unsized Cotton Paper with Silk Inclusions
Tiger Lily Otter Lake
2002
Watercolour on Unsized Cotton Paper with Silk Inclusions
4x5 inches

They seem most best just before the last petals fall.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
Agawa's Other Side
2009
Oil on Canvas
12x16 inches

A short scramble through
dark swampy granite forest
brings one to Agawa's other side.

but beware,
this is the east-end of Superior
and it is full of rogues.
Sharon Hogg 2009 Just The Land Oil on Canvas
Victorias Watcher
2005
Oil on Canvas
48x62 inches

Detail - of the watcher over Mount Victoria

There is always a watcher;
that thing that is always
just above the top
of every mountain

Check out another watcher...on Resplendent