"Up With the Sun"
38 x 60 in; July 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery Wild
"Most Certainly"
30 x 30 in; July 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery Wild
"Hermosa Dawn"
30 x 47 in; June 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Diane West Art
"Substantial"
47 x 30 in; June 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Diane West Art
"Swift & Bold"
40 x 60 in; June 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Diane West Art
"Grand Dreaming"
20 x 20 in; June 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD

My next watercolor painting workshop is on Saturday, September 7th from 1-6 pm in Park City, Utah. This workshop is for anyone who wants to get outside to enjoy nature, paint "en plein air," learn more about watercolor, or my techniques to capture nature on paper. Read on to find out more about this exciting class and sign up to come learn with me. I hope you can join!

Get a FREE waterbrush if you sign up for my class by July 21st!
"I loved this class! Bridgette was very informative. She taught in a simple and easy way to understand different watercolor principles and techniques. She also offered great individualized help and advice. The class was relaxed and yet we did A LOT with the time we had. I loved learning how to pack supplies for being on the go and finding new ways to paint the great outdoors. I left feeling inspired with fresh new ideas for watercoloring!" ~ Whitney Ostebo, workshop attendee in 2017
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Last year I was selected as one of the artists to have their work featured on a utility box in Park City as part of the EmPOWERment Public Art Utility Box Project. The project's theme was centered around sustainability and reducing one's carbon footprint. I chose to paint a watercolor image of our mountains, which serve as the source of all our water. My artwork can be found at the corner of Kearns and Sidewinder in Park City, Utah in front of the Intermountain Park City InstaCare building.


From my proposal: 

Park City sits at the top of our watershed, a prized position in such an arid state as Utah and also compared to the rest of the West. Our source of water relies heavily then on our snowpack, which acts as a storage vessel for this precious resource. Some years we have average snowpacks, others above average and then some also far below, but with climate change we can expect that the snowpack will decrease. As a result, we will have a more challenging task of managing and protecting our resource. We must remember in the battle against climate change, our biggest fight locally here in Park City will be to protect our water resource.

“Fountainhead” shows our snowpack in all its glory with our mountains fully stocked with
snow and more falling down. This is our ideal – above average snowfall provides us with
enough water for the rest of the year, not to mention plenty of opportunity for recreation that drives our winter economy. Plentiful snow in the winter fills our reservoirs and also reduces the chance of wildfire in the summer. By showing that ideal water source, it will serve as a reminder for us to do our part to work towards greater sustainability. Our snowpack is symbol of our environment here in Park City and a reminder that we are all working together – both humans and the environment to make our world better. 




"On Its Way"
54 x 36 in; June 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Diane West Art
"Summer Start"
40 x 60 in; May 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery Wild
"Wild Country"
25 x 40 in; May 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery Wild
"Tucked Away"
40 x 25 in; February 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery Wild
I love the warmer months because it means more painting outside! These last couple weeks have seen beautiful days in the desert and the mountains and I've been painting a lot. This capture of the central Utah desert was taken while on a last minute girl's camping trip. I probably *should* have been home working, but the appeal of desert camping was too much for me to ignore. If you're curious what tools and materials I use to make my paintings outdoors, head on over to this post to see what I carry in my travel kit.
"Valley View Winter"
47 x 30 in; April 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
"Hold Tight"
25 x 40 in; April 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
"Essence"
40 x 25 in; April 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
"Dawn Breaks"
30 x 47 in; April 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD

I am currently taking a watercolor class with Utah artist, Tom Howard through the Midway Artist Association. It is super helpful to watch an artist in action to see how they produce what they do. From watching them mix colors, to seeing how they hold their brush, the strokes they make and much more. Now three weeks in, I can say I'm learning a lot and am very excited to spend so much time painting in watercolor.

A few lessons I've learned from Tom:

1. Paint top to bottom - start at the top, work down.
2. Paint back to front - start with background objects and move forward.
3. Paint light to dark - you can always make things darker, but never lighter with watercolor
4. Paint general to specific - save the details for the end.

"Raining Down"
54 x 36 in; April 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
"A Feeling in the Air"
36 x 54 in; March 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR
When I first saw this picture, I was just in awe over this gorgeous living room. It didn't even occur to me that my painting was over the fireplace! And then I remembered the painting, which is huge btw, 54x36 in. Big thanks to Gallery MAR for this perfect placement and to the decorators, Alder & Tweed who designed this house and took the picture.

"Just a Little Patience"
40 x 60 in diptych; March 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
SOLD
When your soul wants to go to the desert, say yes. I came south yesterday for a little sun, biking, and plein air painting. Southern Utah has gotten a lot of snow this winter and I am surprised by how much. All the high elevations are still covered in snow, ponds and reservoirs are full of water, and growing season is in full swing at lower elevations. The desert continues to amaze me and each year I see a new aspect of it and grow to love it even more.
"Seperation"
30 x 47 in; March 2019
Encaustic + Milk Paint
AVAILABLE at Gallery MAR