Saturday, September 23, 2017

#1076 Clouds Across The River

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

A plein air painting from the Hood River Waterfront today, looking across the Columbia River, the border between Washington and Oregon. Lots of clouds today.
Day 23 #stradaeasel

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

#1070 Plum Impression

6"x6" | oil on archival gessoboard

Here are some photos below of my process. It has been way too smoky from wildfires, where I live to be able to paint outside this September. The smoke is so thick it is actually harmful to breathe.
It's ok, because I'm bringing the outside in.

Day 17 #stradaeasel

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I sketched my composition on the board with a palette knife this time. 


My original inspiration, freshly clipped from the tree outside, and hung on the wall so I could get good shadows from the sun shining in the window on the right.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

#1067 Garden Rosebush

6"x6" | gouache on illustration board

I have painted this rosebush in front of my house several times with oil paints, so I wanted to give it a try with gouache (a matte water media) on archival illustration board. Gouache has a similiar look to oil paintings but has a very matte finish. I use a varnish especially for watermedia when it is dry.
br> Day 14 #stradaeasel

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#1060 La Marzocco

5.5" x 8.5" | watercolor on paper

Just a little distraction from the fires in The Gorge and smoke in the air...la marzocco
Day 6 #stradaeasel

Monday, September 4, 2017

#1058 Heirloom Tomato

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
I'm trying to get back in the groove of the studio, because of our smoky Pacific Northwest Wildfire events. The smoke is at "harmful levels" so I'll just paint inside. Yes, this is all one weird looking tomato.
Day 4 #stradaeasel

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#1054 Douglas Fir Tree

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Same tree, different day! I think it's good to go to the same places to paint. It allows you to time to process what you have painted, and consider different ways of painting the same subject. This was a plein air painting, a demo for the class.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

#1052 Deschutes River, Big Sagebrush

6"x6" | oil on archival panel

Painted En Plein Air at The Deschutes River in Oregon
I love the native vegetation of the high desert and in this painting, the little slip of light blue sky at the top of the desert hills.

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PNW Plein Air 2017 at Maryhill Museum of Art - Award Winner!

The Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017 Competition and Event was last week 42 Artists participated. The show is on display through August 27. I hope you can make it to see the show! I have 4 paintings in this show. Here are 2 of the paintings I submitted.
I won an award for Best Mountain painting for "Cobalt Sky Mt Hood"!

Maryhill Museum, 35 Maryhill Museum Dr., Goldendale, WA
http://maryhillmuseum.org

Best Mountain Award - 6"x12" | #1050 | Cobalt Sky Mt Hood $650
8"x16" | #1051 | Out East Columbia River $1450

Saturday, July 29, 2017

#1049 Waiting For Wind - Award Winner!

8"x8" | oil on archival panel

Award Winner in the Human Figure Show at The Dalles Art Center!
Hood River might have a unique "waiting for wind" culture. Kiteboarding and Windsurfing are huge here, and if it's not windy there are a lot of people hanging out just waiting for the wind to pick up.
This painting is for a show called, "Human Figure" at The Dalles Art Center, 220 E 4th St., The Dalles, OR

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Friday, July 14, 2017

#1048 Hood River Valley

6"x6" | oil on archival panel
Plein air painting this morning at a farm, Rasmussen Farm in the Hood River Valley. I'm experimenting with some new brushes, Rosemary Eclipse Long Flats...

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Here is our little painting set up! Sally is painting and I'm taking the photo...