Sunday, August 31, 2008

"Black Walnut" plein air landscape oil painting

It was a beautiful morning for outdoor painting in Lake California. 9x12" oil on masonite.

Then, in the evening, my son and I were invited to join my sis and niece at a "Star Party" in Shingletown. We looked at stars and planets thru big telescopes shared by their generous owners, it was interesting, and FREE! The sky looked fantastic, just filled with stars. I see inspiration for Van Gogh's "Starry Night"!

Monday, August 25, 2008

"Green Basin" landscape oil painting

The Sunday painting this week, from the hill overlooking "Indian Lake" out here in Lake California. 9x12" oil on masonite.

Had a heap of vehicle problems on Saturday, only partially resolved, so was not able to paint more over the weekend.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Dark Water" landscape oil painting

The second from wednesday's creek visit. Will definitely paint at Cottonwood Creek again! It's energizing to have paintings turn out to my satisfaction. another 9x12" oil on gessoed masonite.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Creek Tree-o" landscape oil painting

Had a work free day, so took my new pochade box down to Cottonwood Creek and painted. I actually painted two pictures, and I like them both! It's easier to function with the Guerilla Paintbox, and I can walk farther.

"Creek Tree-o" is 12x9", oil on gessoed masonite. Painted "en plein air" (in the fresh air).
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

"River View" oil painting

A sweet afternoon with a view of the Sacramento River. CLEAR skies, nice breeze, time to paint, yay! Oil on a Raymar linen panel, 9x12". The only thing I do not like about these panels is that the photo always needs a little blur because of the linen texture picked up by the camera.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chuck Close on youtube

One of my most admired contemporary artists (living) is Chuck Close. His career and fabulous work are awe-inspiring! Recently I came across a video on youtube released by the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) which is an interview with Chuck. The film is cut into two parts of 10 or 12 minutes each and well worth viewing. Mr Close is well-spoken, articulate and pleasant. I am excited to gain some insight into his philosophy of making art, and am mulling over some of his ideas now.
The title is the link.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Farm and Hills" oil painting

My favorite Sunday activity, painting in the fresh air. I drove a little way down the street to a favorite spot overlooking a farm. When I finished this painting, I went to our community farmer's market for some fresh produce. And my neice invited me over for homemade soup tonight! A great day.
9x12" oil on a Raymar linen panel.
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Saturday, August 09, 2008

"River Oak" plein air landscape oil painting

9x12" oil on Raymar Linen panel. It was a beautiful morning overlooking the Sacramento River in the shade of a lovely old oak tree. This is what I call fun! I had to blur the photo a bit to compensate for the linen pattern my camera over- emphasizes.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"Shady Oak" landscape oil painting

A summery picture today from the community equestrian area in Lake California. The goal is to to capture the feeling of a hot summer day under a magnificent old oak tree-really got it "made in the shade"! 9x12" oil paint on cradled birch panel. needs no frame. $135.00 includes shipping.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Morning in Lake California oil painting

Hee, hee. Looky what I did this morning :)

I love this Guerilla Painter box. I love this sunrise in the trees painting.

Heaven has come back to Lake California!
oil paint on toned raymar linen panel, 9x12"

Sunday, August 03, 2008

"Trees with Blue Sky" oil painting

I got to take my new Guerilla paint box out for a test run, it was wonderful, the sky was clear, and I am happy and this painting is the result. A plein air landscape delight! 9x12" oil on cradled birch panel.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Landscape Oil Painting "Bidwell Color"

"Bidwell Color" came home from Avenue 9 Gallery last week, it is cute and colorful and painted for a quick draw competition at Bidwell Mansion in June. 9x12" oil on panel, signed on the reverse

This painting may be purchased unframed for $130.00 with free shipping.

If you would like the frame as well, $165.00 includes shipping in USA for the framed painting.