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
available on my DPW Gallery
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Sunday, August 30, 2015


​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
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
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
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
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
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
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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