Thursday, September 3, 2015

Vine Maple

 
 
​This was painted en plein air,
in a campground where I stayed this summer,
 I added a few finishing touches in my studio.
This sunlit path led to my campsite
and was lined with Vine Maple
 just beginning to turn into it's spectacular fall colors.
It is glorious to see and a welcome break
 from all the greens one sees in the forest.
 
8" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fireweed

 
 
​Fireweed is one of my favorite wildflowers
 (also I love the honey made from these flowers).
I painted this from a photo I took this summer of fireweed,
growing in a mountain meadow.
 I decided to paint it more abstractly
to emphasize the rich pale violet color of these pretty flowers.
 
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Boulders and White Water

 
 
​Painted this while camping on the Breitenbush River.
It is a beautiful river that runs
 through a narrow canyon in central Oregon.
 One of the most spectacular scenic drives in Oregon
 follows this river.
 There are many great campgrounds along the drive'
and dispersal camping is allowed.
 It is a place I will surely go back to.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mysterious

 
 
​Painted this en plein air at a lake where I camped late this summer.  
Added a few finishing touches in the studio.
The trees were already showing some fall colors. 
  Across the lake, they seemed to float in and out of the mist
 arising from the water in the early morning.
The sky was cloudy and overcast
which gave the whole scene a somewhat ethereal look.
 
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Cows and the Red Barn

 
 
Painted this scene for DPW "Cows" challenge.
These lovely black cows, mom and baby,
 are actually two from a small herd
here on the farm where I live. 
 I painted the barn outside plein air,
and  have the fir needles in my pochade box
 and paints to prove it,
 from the tree I was standing near.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Sunflower Gold

 
 
​It seems that everywhere I traveled on this years road trip,
 I  saw sunflowers growing in gardens,
 along side buildings, in fields, farms and cities.
So one day I was looking around, trying to decide what to paint
while lounging around the campsite,
 when sunflowers came to mind. 
 Sunny, bright and golden -  a perky break from all the lush greens.
 
8" x 6 oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Friday, August 7, 2015

Citrus Slice With Seed

 
 
Photographer and artist, Carolyn Anctil
graciously gave me permission to paint my interpretation
 of her spectacular photo entitled "Citrus".
 I initially was intrigued by the wonderful way
the light shone through the fruit slice.
But soon I realized I couldn't do the 'light' justice in paints,
but as I studied it more, I decided to paint my work more abstracted, 
emphasizing the many "dots" of color I perceived
from the rind to the blueish shadow spots.
You can see her photo on her blog, by clicking on her name above.
 
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Wildflowers 2

 
 
​A second entry for DPW Wildflowers challenge.
I painted this one from one of my own photos
 taken on my road trip this year. 
 Although the wildflowers are seemingly the stars of this scene,
 I was taken by the rickety old fence around the pasture.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas
 
$35.
available in my DPW Gallery
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Summer Wildflowers


 
 
 
​Painted for DPW Wildflowers Challenge". 
Loved this challenge and the photo
 because it reminded me of so many of the beautiful places
 I saw while traveling this summer.
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
$35.
available on my DPW Gallery
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Blue Moon Effects

 
 
 
Recently we experienced the Blue Moon
with all the folk lore and fantasy that surrounds it.
This painting is a surreal depiction of the Blue Moon,
where I incorporated the red clouds
caused by the effects of the fires burning in the forests nearby,
 and the way the bright moonlight lit up the tree tops.
All part real, part imagination, part fantasy 
to make up a painting that is unique
 to the Blue Moon's appearing. 
 
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $30.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Santa Fe Spring

 
 
Painted this for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paint Out Santa Fe challenge.
 Spring in New Mexico, with the white blossoms, and bare tree yet to green out.
 I particularly liked the peachy adobe house
 with the bright gorgeous shade of turquoise trim.
 
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
 
available on DPW auction
starting bid $25.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Confetti

 
 
​The deck in the side garden
 is enveloped with a profusion of colorful flowers.
 As I approached it one day,
 it made me think of so many impressionist paintings,
where the colors are scattered in bits of bright hues of paint
across the canvas like garden confetti.
 I knew I wanted to paint it
and the name would be
 "Confetti".
 
 
5" x 7" oil on canvas
 
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