Monday, February 23, 2009

Moving to Gig Harbor WA!








We are moving to beautiful Gig Harbor
next weekend! For those who don't know Gig Harbor,
it is a small forest community out on the Puget Sound
in the Olympic Peninsula just across from Seattle... lots
of rain, trees, ocean, lakes, mountains, bald eagle and LANDSCAPE
PAINTING!! I plan to break out the old easel and oil paints so I can
start painting large again. I will also be set up to work from
home as a remote artist for Dreamworks. These are some
photos I took of our house and the surrounding areas
of Gig Harbor.






44 Comments:

Blogger Brice said...

Hi Mike,

I've enjoyed your blog for the last couple years. I live in the Burbank/Glendale area, so I'll miss your renderings of the local sights, but what an awesome place you're moving to.

Best wishes.

2:26 PM  
Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

Two shots from the top are simply Fantastic!:o)

3:34 AM  
Blogger paintopolis said...

Good luck Mike! Sounds like a great arrangement to me -- and what a great landscape to paint. I'll be checking your blog to see what you post. -- Kevin

1:44 PM  
Blogger GigHarborUndressed said...

Welcome to Gig Harbor! I hope your family likes it here as much as mine does. Gorgeous home, too! I'd love to feature some of your art on my community blog sometime: http://GigHarborUndressed.com (it's G-rated, just a funny name!)

3:41 PM  
Blogger Martin Havran said...

Hey Mike, the place looks great. Let me know when you get settled and I'll come up and paint with you!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Steve Chon said...

Hey Mike, i'm an old student of yours from art center. Welcome to WA. Any chance of a landscape workshop or class in the seattle area? Beautiful place btw.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Mike Hernandez said...

Hey Marty! I will get in touch with you as soon as I settle in.
Great to hear from you!!

Mike

2:30 PM  
Blogger Mike Hernandez said...

Hi Steve,
I do plan on teaching some workshops there but haven't had the time to put it together yet.
I will post details as soon as I can.

Mike

2:32 PM  
Blogger ykvision said...

Wow! Great to hear that you've moved to WA. I'm young kim and also one of your students in art center. I can't wait to have workshop with you soon.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Steve Chon said...

Hey Mike, great news- can't wait for the workshops. Let me know when you have more details, thanks.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Marcos Mateu said...

Wow Mike! these shots are beautiful, such a nice house in such landscape.
All the best to you and your family, I'm sure you will all enjoy the experience, a lot!

6:24 PM  
Blogger RAWLS said...

Great work here!!!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Jason Scheier said...

This looks beautiful Mike! :) I expect some amazing landscape paintings! -jason

4:09 PM  
Blogger Craig Mackay said...

Too bad you won't have any landscape subject matter to paint up there...wait. Oh, yeah. Freaking Washington is going to be amazing for a painter like you! My friend has lived in Gig Harbor for years and loves it. All the best to you and I hope to see some Gig Harbor-inspired paintings soon! :)

9:43 PM  
Blogger orange said...

wow..it's beautiful!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Esa casa y esos paisajes parecen sacados de una pelicula..Felicidades por ese bello lugar!
Rita Rosa

10:29 AM  
Blogger John W. McInnis said...

Ah man! Well I enjoyed working with you on s4. You've got some amazing work. I have some of your paintings from the show up at office. Enjoy WA.

John McInnis

11:20 PM  
Blogger shaeshatz said...

Hi Mike,

welcome to Seattle! I am a recently graduated art centerite who has admired your work for a long time. I have had countless fellow art center peers who have taken classes and/or workshops with you and I have always wanted to do the same but you stopped teaching before I was eligible to take the course. Alas!

I hope your transition into seattle is a seamless one! Once again, welcome welcome!

8:09 PM  
Blogger lautrette said...

AMAZING!!!! finally a place were you can extend your legs!!!!

hope to visit you soon up there...but if i go, i will end up to buy the house close by!
i miss you too, big brother! i wish you a lot of happiness and kick ass paintings.

see you.

ch.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Hi Mike,
How about a blast from the past? It's Beth Burke now Breyfogle. I attended a production of "Guys & Dolls" yesterday that three young men from my church were cast. It brought back HS memories and so I began looking up names of people I remembered in the AHS production.

I'd love to get in touch with Lenore and Natalie. I am definately going to add your blog and Edmond's blog to my links.

Keep in touch!

9:57 AM  
Blogger Allen Capoferri said...

Have a grrreat time Mike. Looks like a beautiful place to paint. Congratulations on your show.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Ty Carter said...

Your new house looks beautiful! I'm totally jealous, btw awesome awesome work!!!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Jason Brubaker said...

What a amazing looking place to live. Can't wait to see some of your new paintings.

2:27 PM  
Blogger Art Fan Ako said...

Judging by the house, a successful artist! Well deserved.

7:20 AM  
Blogger Márley Tânis Cardoso said...

Good lock for you new home...
Congratulations for your site, very nice...
Don´t forget to visit my blog and coment.

beste resgards

Márley

11:27 AM  
Blogger Zaff said...

what a BIG HOUSE !!!


mazing... I'm jalouse

3:24 PM  
Blogger LynnOnline said...

Hi Mike,
My husband and I moved to The Gig last year -- also SoCal transplants. Are you enjoying your new home? I like your photos. Where did you take the shot of the waves?

10:17 PM  
Blogger Mike Hernandez said...

Hi Lynn,

We love it here...it's feels like a permanent vacation! The photo's of the waves were taken at Copalis beach.

12:55 PM  
Blogger axel#13 said...

Hey Mike, How's things with you? Great pics! I miss ya man!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Mike Hernandez said...

Hey Axel! Things are great here...how about you?

10:27 PM  
Blogger Anthony Francisco said...

Hi Mike,
wow nice place you moved to, looks like a really relaxing environment :)

where are you going to be doing your workshop?

10:55 AM  
Blogger Jelter said...

damn, that's a luxurious life!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Matt Hunter Ross said...

wow - amazing house in a great location! congrats!

10:39 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Hello Mike, these are some beautiful photos , i just love the outdoors, thank you for sharing this pics with us :)

Mike were you once in the Marines ?


Sta Safe,

Chelle.

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Blogger Timothy J Lamb said...

these images make my heart ache for home!! what a beautiful state! ---sometimes.. hope ur well mike!

T

11:48 AM  
Blogger Elephantiasis said...

Oh you lucky so-and-so! Gig Harbour's one of the sweetest communities on the Peninsula. Color me ten kinds of jealous. May you enjoy the Pacific Northwest to the fullest and may that land treat you kindly. You'll be missed. I got an awful lot out of that demo you taught at LCAD. Thank you for being so willing to give back.

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