Saturday, January 24, 2015
|Moran Across the Water - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
Well, one thing that this virtual trip through the Tetons has taught me is that I REALLY need to get myself over to Wyoming to do some plein air work! My usually decent Photoshopping skills couldn't seem to get the colors right in this one, the sky and clouds are much brighter in person. This area is really amazingly beautiful, and I imagine that like the painting it must be better in real life. Road trip time!
Thursday, January 22, 2015
|Little Cluster - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
|Marsh - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
A little break from my virtual ramble through Yellowstone, this one is a REAL plein air! I love the willow and cottonwood filled marshes that surround the Yakima River Delta, where this was painted.
Monday, January 19, 2015
|Bright Day - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Sunday, January 18, 2015
|Yellowstone Bend - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
Saturday, January 17, 2015
|Redrock - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
|Stand Up Tree - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Yes, another cottonwood. But this one is from somewhere along a lake shore in Teton National Park, in a spot I found on Google Maps. Wow, did that park blow me away! Many many years ago I visited Yellowstone National Park and it was absolutely amazing, but as far as I can remember we never made it over to the Tetons. This is something that will need to be corrected!
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
|Owens Valley Cottonwood V - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
|Owens Valley Cottonwoods IV - 5x7 - Oil on Linen Panel|
The trees just weren't enough, I had to throw in some fences to spice things up!
Monday, January 12, 2015
|Owens Valley Cottonwood III - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|Owens Valley Cottonwood II - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Some trees have so much character. As I was looking through Google Streetview down Owens Valley in California this little golden tree really jumped out at me, it almost seemed to be posing!
Saturday, January 10, 2015
|Owens Valley Cottonwood I - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Friday, January 9, 2015
|Snow Patterns - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
Variations on a theme. It's very nice to be able to drive through scenes like this in a warm, heated cab with someone who knows how to drive on icy roads! I think I'm all snowed-paintinged out, though all the patterns and the atmosphere have been really enjoyable.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
|Winters Breath - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
One of the fun things about taking reference photos from the car is you can get so many angles on a scene. This is the same fence as the last painting, but from the opposite side. There's nothing like a nice fence to spice up a composition!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
|Follow the Fence Line - Oil on Linen Panel - 5x7|
There's something magical about the way a snowstorm simplifies a landscape. What was a tangle of native bunchgrass and cheat grass suddenly becomes only a white and yellow pattern, dotted with red willows and the wandering fencle lines. And of course, while driving through this magical scene I could enjoy it properly because my husband was handling the icy roads!
Monday, January 5, 2015
|In the Trees - Oil on linen panel - 5x7|
I've been going through photos taken over the past couple months and found a series that really grabbed me. They were taken outside of Pendleton, Oregon, near and on Cabbage Hill, also called Deadmans Pass. While the pass was named for a group of emigrants killed by natives while traveling the area, the name is also fitting because of how dangerous the road is during the winter; Cabbage was notoriously treacherous even when traveled by wagon as part of the Oregon Trail.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
|Barn on the Mission - 6x6 - Oil on Panel|
Saturday, January 3, 2015
|Turning - Oil on Panel - 6x6|