Small paintings from the Inland Northwest and beyond    |  H o m e    |   W e b s i t e

Monday, August 12, 2013

High Desert Clouds

High Desert Clouds - 6x6 - Oil on Panel

Click Here to Bid

I wish I could remember where this scene was from! I painted it from a screenshot I took while on a Google Maps Streetview road trip through south eastern Oregon's high desert, I believe somewhere near the Alvord Desert. Now THERE is somewhere I need to visit and paint in person!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Flower 3 - Yellow Rose on Blue

Flower 3 - 6x6 - Oil on Panel
Click Here to BidI was playing with different set ups for a still life and the pale yellow rose against an almost teal blue backdrop really caught my eye!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cottonwood Road

Cottonwood Road - 5x7 - Oil on Canvas Panel

Click Here to Bid

I think it's a federal law that EVERY town must have a Cottonwood Road. This particular Cottonwood Road is on the outskirts of Walla Walla, Washington. While driving along the road you pass vineyards and wheat fields and half a dozen farmers all waving and smiling. It's a fantastic drive!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Flower 2

Flower 2 - Oil on Panel - 6x6

Click Here to Bid

More chrysanthemums! I loved the dramatic look of the creamy flower against the purple, I thought it was very striking! I think the best part about painting flowers is I can use the same observational skills that are stretched when painting en plein air, but I can be in the air conditioning when the temperatures are almost 100 degrees. I'm interested in seeing how painting more of these florals will impact the way I approach landscapes when I get back into them!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flower 1

Flower 1 - Oil on Panel - 6x6

Click Here to Bid

What! I wanted to get myself something special, so I got a little bunch of chrysanthemums. They looked so beautiful I just had to paint one, but man did I not realize how big a bite I was taking out trying to paint a complex flower in a glass vase. It was very enjoyable despite (maybe because of?) the challenge!