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Monday, March 25, 2013

Along 89 II

Along 89 II - Oil on Panel - 2.5 x 3.5

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I can't seem to get away from clouds lately, their colors, shape and texture is endlessly fascinating to me! These clouds are from the Utah desert along HWY 89, but lately we've been getting some great ones with our annual springtime windstorms here in eastern Washington State.

OK, I wasn't kidding when I said last time that these tiny ACEO sized paintings look great in mini easels. Here's a shot of this painting in an easel that I rubbed with a craft store gold-leaf wax:

I love this as a little accent for a bookshelf, or for brightening up my work desk! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Along 89 I - Tiny Utah Landscape Painting

Along 89 - Oil on Panel - 2.5 x 3.5

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This one is tinier than usual! It looks perfect on one of those tiny little easels you find at craft stores. I've been  really interested in clouds lately, and these little ACEO size paintings are perfect for doing quick studies to capture their essence.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Under a Southwest Sky III

Under a Southwest Sky III - 6x6 -  Oil on Panel


Wow. I swear it's impossible to take a bad picture on the way from Page, Arizona, to Zion NP along Highway 89! Which of course makes it easier to paint the area. Until I started painting I never noticed just how much variety of color there is in clouds. As they get closer to the horizon they turn progressively from gold to pinkish; when that was combined with the expansive views of the southwest I couldn't resist painting this scene!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Under a Southwest Sky II

Under a Southwest Sky II - 6x6 - Oil on Panel


The sky was SO big in along Highway 89, my favorite part was the way the clouds reflected back the red of the rocks.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Under a Southwest Sky I

Under a Southwest Sky I - 6x6 - Oil


What? Still paintings from the southwest? I have no shortage of reference materials from this trip, for the first time ever I filled an 8gb memory card, plus some! This scene, along with the next couple, are from Hwy 89 heading north out of Page, Arizona. Simply stunning country!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Snow Covered Hills - Utah Daily Painting

Snow Covered Hills - 6x6 - Oil on Panel


The final in my series of car side Utah paintings! The shapes the shadows created on the hillside is what drew me into the photo.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Utah, 65mph

Utah, 65mph - 6x6 - Oil on Panel

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A little bit more abstract this time! I wanted to really capture the movement as we drove through the hills, I think the orange underpainting added a lot of energy to the painting!