I painted this for DPW's challenge this week,
which is to incorporate the wonderful color
called "Tangerine Tango" (the color of the year) in the painting.
For some time now,
I've wanted to paint a child,
anticipating the return from war,
of her father.
This challenge was a perfect opportunity.
So I dressed this little girl,
who is anxiously waiting at the window'
for her father's homecoming,
in a bright "Tangerine Tango" sweater.
The Rogue River in southwestern Oregon,
is a wild and very scenic river
which is noted for its white water rafting
and old mail boats which used to deliver mail,
but now just take tourists on excursions
down this beautiful river.
I painted this from one of the photos I took
when traveling in this part of my wonderful state,
because it depicts the rugged shoreline and
the glorious blue green water, and wild white water rapids.
Painted for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout Challenge.
When I saw this bright red fire plug
sticking out of a snow drift,
I knew I wanted to paint it for the
Breckenridge, Colorado street view challenge.
Even though Oregon is known for its lush evergreen forests and
snowy Cascade peaks, and beautiful coastal mountains and
rugged beaches; it surprises many people to know
that Oregon is almost 4/5ths high desert.
A wild and lovely landscape where an abundance of wildlife roam,
from wild horses, wolves, big horn sheep, bears, and coyotes to name a few.
The brush and shrub, trees and wildflowers
come in a vast array of colors during every season.
I painted this picture from a photo I took
while traveling through this picturesque landscape.
Painted for Gary Keimigs Wilderness Art Challenge,
from his photo of Togwotee Pass,
depicting the majestic mountains, trees and snow,
of the beautiful Wyoming wilderness.
Western Wyoming is one of my favorite places in the US.