Watercolor at High Camp

September 28th, 2016 in Around the Woodstove, High Camp Articles

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We recently had a spirited group of hikers visit High Camp for the first time. They do backpacking trips as a group to many wonderful locations and we had the pleasure of hosting them this fall. Besides hiking art was happening at Scottish Lakes! Beautiful watercolors. Robin was a host up there during their visit and she got her own private watercolor lesson. So much fun! Cecile Disenhouse is a watercolor painter living in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. She has been teaching watercolor painting at the Lifetime Learning Center for over three years. She especially enjoys the watercolor medium because of its freshness and transparency. It is perfect for capturing nature and so transportable. She often adds ink to a painting to enhance it.

A little bit about Cecile in her how words:

Cecile Disenhouse

Cecile Disenhouse

watercolor lupine

Lupine Cabin

I have spent much of my life hiking in the wilderness and enjoy painting nature, especially on location.  I carry a small palette, a few brushes, and some small sheets of watercolor paper.  Despite the extra weight, I love to take my paints on hiking and backpacking trips in the Cascades, Olympics and Canadian Rockies. I also love plein air (open air) painting in Seattle.  I find the buildings in places like Ballard quite fascinating as well as some of our Seattle landmarks such as the Fremont Troll or the Elephant Car Wash downtown.

I had an article published called “Backpacking with Paints” in the Daniel Smith catalog in Spring 2007.  It can be viewed on their web site.  My paintings can also be seen in the Oct/Nov 2011 issue of the Washington Trails magazine.

watercolor woodshed


I had been a member of Gallery North in Edmonds for six years. I have been juried into the annual shows in Edmonds, Shoreline, Tsuga Gallery in Bothell, the Greenwood Artwalk, and Kenmore. I had a show at the Gallery at TownCenter in Lake Forest Park.

 My paintings can be seen at www.jettes.org.

Thank you Cecile! For sharing your artwork with us.