Sunday, September 28, 2014

More Oregon Landscape Series

A single track bike path through the prairie land of Central Oregon inspired this original oil painting. Rocks, sagebrush, cheatgrass, and an occasional tree take up much of the landscape and help contribute to the beauty of this high desert adventure.  The original 5x7 inch painting is available for sale at my Etsy Shop and reproductions are available in a variety of sizes from my website.  If you've never visited this area, it is a good time to start planning a trip.  The sun shines most of the time and who can complain about that?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rotation Distraction Abstraction

The first rainstorm of the fall season hit hard today.  Pouring rain, fog, and a dismal sky have coerced my thought patterns away from landscape paintings to the confines of my studio.  As I tried to get myself moving, I found this colorful abstract I created a few weeks ago.  The bright colors, the movement and the textures are motivating me into a expressive world of abstraction.  The original mixed media painting was created on a 12x12 inch square format canvas.  It can be purchased by contacting me from my website or as a reproduction up to size 36x36.  Now I'm back to the studio to create some more abstract circles paintings.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Oregon Landscapes

If you regularly follow my blog, you know that I like to work in a series.  I move from landscapes to still life paintings, and then to abstract subjects. Then I cycle through again.  Painting a variety of subjects and using different approaches helps to keep my work feeling fresh and exciting.  Last week I focused on a series of still life paintings and this week I am working on Oregon landscapes. Since I live in the Northwest and travel the states of Washington and Oregon often, painting the landscapes of this area feels homey and natural. This painting is one of a series of Oregon landscapes that I completed this week.  Prints are available from my website and, as soon as the paint is dry, I will sell the originals in my Etsy Shop, Small Impressions.  The original oil paintings are 5x7 inches, but the reproduction prints can be made in a variety of sizes, some of them quite large.  I hope you will visit my website and see the rest of this series and visit my Etsy Shop to see some of my small original oil paintings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Peach Harvest

Visiting the farmers' market recently led me to painting peaches.  Bright, colorful, and juicy, my brush created several square format paintings of little fruit gems.  The original oil painting is 6x6 inches on stretched canvas.  I'm also excited that this painting can be reproduced in square format up to size 36x36 inches, just right for a kitchen wall.  In addition to this little creation, I have a collection of square format art that needs to find a home.  In the next few weeks I'll be adding to this collection. I hope you will stop by.  If you are interested in purchasing the original, I will be listing it in my Etsy Shop in the very near future.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Autumn Abstract Landscape

The autumn season has arrived.  Sunshine and cool temperatures make September one of my favorite months.  Strolling along a country road, noticing the changing colors of the vegetation, and feeling good was the inspiration for this square format landscape painting.  It was created with oil paints on a square canvas.  Although the original was a 12x12 inch canvas, reproductions up to 36x36 are available from my website.  I hope you will stop by for a visit.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Harvest Time Painting

August and early September are one of my favorite times to paint still life.  The produce is coming on fast and furious and I am constantly inspired to paint the harvest.  Right now I have green beans and tomatoes that I can hardly keep up with, but the most beautiful of all produce is the fruit that is available.  This painting was inspired by a rich red Bing cherry.  The full juiciness and color caused me to create this 6x6 inch still life oil painting.  That's it!  A single cherry!  The original can be purchased here at my Etsy shop or reproductions in all sizes are available from my website.  Now, I'm off to gather more inspiration from the wonderful season of fall harvest.