Saturday, February 25, 2017

Snowshoeing at Mount Rainier

Winter Road
Oil on Canvas

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go snowshoeing at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington State. It was a gorgeous Monday. I snapped hundreds of pictures as we drove through the park and hiked the trails. When I got home I began some small studies based on some of the images. This small painting is the most recent. The paint is still wet. When it is dry, I will probably list it in my Etsy Shop or create a larger version for Ugallery

Below is a picture of the underpainting. I used dioxine purple, burnt sienna, and transparent orange acrylic paint to get the values established before completing the painting with oils. I'm looking forward to completing some more landscape memories. It was a great day with a wonderful group of friends.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Northwest Collection

The past week I've been working on little scenes from the Northwest. Mountains, rivers, and a little bit of snow all have found their way into my work. As the paint dries, these small format oil paintings will make their way into my Etsy Shop. Some of them might even serve as studies for larger works at Ugallery. With these small studies, I always try to imagine which ones would look good in a giant size over my fireplace. What do you think?