|Chrysanthemum on Blue - Oil on Gessobord - 6x6|
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
|Across Bow Valley - 6x8 - Oil on Linen Panel|
This is the view from Whitehorn Mountain off of Highway 1/93, the Trans-Canada Highway. On Google Streetview there's HD imagery all the way up the snow covered ski runs, giving stunning views across the Bow River Valley and into a sea of mountain.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|Fork in the Bow - 6x8 - Oil on Linen Panel|
Of course, I do need to be careful with things that entertain me without my being able to put a finger on why. My somewhat sheltered upbringing lends itself to unintentional innuendo. =)
|Across Minnewanka - 6x8 - Oil on Linen Panel|
So I went back to my old trusty block-breaking go-to: Google Maps. I finally came across this stunning scene on Lake Minnewanka (and how can you NOT want to paint a spot with that name?) near Banff, Canada. Now there's somewhere I need to visit someday!
I think after I paint enough pine trees my inner desert rat will come out again!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
|Wallowa Highway - 6x8 - Oil on Canvas Panel|
I was flipping through some photos I took while driving to Joseph, Oregon (a completely safe maneuver I'm pretty sure) and I loved the way the snow capped peaks seemed to melt into the clouds. It's funny how an unassuming photo that didn't seem impressive at the time can become your inspiration later!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
|October Groceries - Oil on Gessobord - 6x6|
Monday, September 23, 2013
|Sunshine by the Creek - 6x8 - Oil on Canvas Board|
When in doubt, paint the Wallowa Valley. Whenever I have a hard time finding something that speaks to me I usually flip through my photos of the Joseph, Oregon, area and almost always come across some little scene just begging to be painted!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
|Saddle Mountain Vista - 6x8 - Oil on Canvas Panel|
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Just outside of the frame was the setting sun, but I loved these clouds radiating from Wahatis Peak, a part of the Saddle Mountains north of the Tri-Cities.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
|Summer's Clouds - 6x6 - Oil on Gessobord|
Monday, September 9, 2013
|Windswept Farmland - 6x6 - Oil on Gessobord|
Sunday, September 8, 2013
|Red Willows - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Saturday, September 7, 2013
|Nevada Skies - 5x7 - Oil on Gessobord|
Wow! I can't believe I had another landscape painting in me! I've been painting in the Columbia River Gorge for the 9th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air show. I guess I wanted to get back into my usual desert territory! This is a Google Streetview scene from a Nevada highway just south of the Oregon border. I loved the shapes and movement in the clouds!
Here's a shot of me (on right) enjoying the show along with the fabulous Diana Moses Botkin, followed by some of my work from the paint out. They're available for purchase through the Columbia Center for the Arts.
Monday, August 12, 2013
|High Desert Clouds - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
|Flower 3 - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Friday, August 9, 2013
|Cottonwood Road - 5x7 - Oil on Canvas Panel|
Thursday, August 8, 2013
|Flower 2 - Oil on Panel - 6x6|
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
|Flower 1 - Oil on Panel - 6x6|
Monday, July 29, 2013
|Summers Veil - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
This was painted en plein air along the Columbia River, looking to the west to Rattlesnake Mountain.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
|Glass Butte Juniper - 6x6 - Oil on Gessobord|
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
|Kittitas Sage - 5x7 - Oil on Canvas Panel|
Sunday, July 7, 2013
|Rattlesnake Hills - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
The past week has been insanely hot, so I took that as a great excuse to go through my many photos taken on road trips. This field of sagebrush in the late afternoon light grabbed me, I loved the blue shadows on the hillside!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
|John Day River Valley - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
|Russian Olive on the Walla Walla - 5x7 - Oil on Gessobord|
Monday, June 10, 2013
|Pikes Peak Under Blue Skies - 5x7 - Oil on Gessobord|
Pikes Peak is a somewhat prominent point in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, near Walla Walla, Washington. Being at a higher elevation than my hometown, the area stays greener longer than the ridges around Tri-Cities. In late morning light, the distant blue trees really set off the green ground cover; for a second I could enjoy the collision of pastoral fields and wild hillside while forgetting the awful suburban sprawl slowly making it's way to the mountains.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
|Under the Weather - 5x7 - Oil on Gessobord|
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
|Yakima Summer - Oil on Panel - 6x6|
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
|Drive Through - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
|Dayton Hillside - 6x6 - Oil on Gessobord|
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|Simcoe Hills - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Monday, May 27, 2013
|Baldy Summit - Oil on Panel - 6x6|
Thursday, May 23, 2013
|Clouds Over the Hay - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
|Wallowa Stream - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
Here is some of the work you'll be able to see in person at the show:
|Saddle Mountain View|
Monday, May 20, 2013
|Simplicity - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Sunday, May 19, 2013
|Vineyard City View I - Oil on Linen Board - 5x7|
I had a great time this weekend seeing local artists at the Vineyard City Festival of Art in Benton City, Washington! The wind picked up and was blowing big puffy clouds above the Horse Heaven Hills, casting beautiful shadows.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
|Coulee Wall, Summer - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Thursday, May 16, 2013
|Oregon Spring - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
|Clouds Over Rattlesnake - Oil on Carton Paper - 6x8|
Sunday, April 14, 2013
|Move Along - Oil on Panel - 6x6|
Thursday, April 11, 2013
|Spring Moves In - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
|Rain Passes By - Oil on Canvas Panel- 5x5|
This was an exercise in capturing some of the tumultuous weather we've been experiencing recently! This little burst of rain was so interesting as it passed by the Rattlesnake Hills north of Richland! I've been so used to working on smooth gessoed panels and linen boards recently that it was a bit of a surprise just how much the texture of the canvas shows through!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
|Wallowa Side Road - Oil on Canvas Panel - 4"x5"|
A quiet scene from the Wallowa Valley found on Google Maps. I only wish the street view extended to this little side road, it looked like it could be quite an adventure!