I’ve been enjoying the spring colors in Boise. It’s been rainy here and still a little cold, but the hills are getting greener every day and the blossoms on the trees are beautiful. Spring Tree 11X14 oil on canvas Tablerock 12X12″ oil on panel
4×4″ oil on raised panel
I painted Black Cliffs again but in a less literal way. My hope is to find my style somewhere between representational and abstract. I think this is what that is. You can see that it’s a landscape, I think. But definitely abstracted.
11X14″ oil on canvas Yesteterday I went out for a run in the foothills and took a bunch of pictures. The sky, light, and hills were beautiful. Today I looked through the photos so I could paint the scene. I wanted to paint an abstract of just being there so I put away the photosContinue reading “Remembered Morning Run”
16X20 oil on canvas I’m still at it with my plein air abstract landscapes. Today Inwent out and basically did an oil sketch and a start to this painting outside and then came in and finished from my memory of the place. I’m not sure it’s finished yet. And I’m hoping it doesn’t look likeContinue reading “Black Cliffs”
Last year I did a portrait of some kids playing at the coast in Oregon. After I finished t I started a smaller Oregon Coast painting with no kids and a different composition. Today I got it out and worked on it some more. I think there might be too much contrast between the wetContinue reading “Oregon Coast”
14X18 oil on canvas Today I went out and did this plein air painting. I had to brave the wind and ended up painting right out of the back of the car with the canvas laying flat in the back. My canvas kept blowing away at first. Note to self- bring along the thing thatContinue reading “Castlerock from Morningside”
I kinda love this one, and you’re not going to hear me say that often. Today as I was organizing my studio I came across an 11×14″ plein air painting I did last fall. The painting never really worked and in general fell flat. So I picked it up and worked on it again today.Continue reading “Homestead Trailhead”