Monday, June 27, 2011

Paintings at Tyee Vineyard (with Erick Sandgren)

Last week we had a workshop with Erik Sandgren at the Tyee Vineyard.  I made a painting of the Tasting Room as well as of the freshly cut hayfield.  I am also showing an initial ink drawing of the field which Erik suggested I frame.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Buggy at Thompson's Mill - 12X16 Acrylic Painting

At our paint-out two weeks ago I painted an aerial view of the mill, however I also made a sketch for this painting.  I relocated the buggy from its home in the garage in order to complete the composition.

Datura "Metal Black" -12X16 Oil Painting

Last week our paint-out was at the Thyme Garden Nursery where I planned to paint Thyme.  Unfortunately Thyme is so small that I had a hard time even seeing it much less developing a composition.  So I went into the greenhouse and painted something more substantial.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sunrise at Mirror Lake, Yosemite NP

This is a 16X20 Oil Painting based on photos taken at Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley.  We rode our bikes to the lake every morning during our stay in the valley.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Old Growth - Yosemite National Park - 9X12 Oil Painting

Another painting from our recent trip to Yosemite.  This is on the valley floor near the Yosemite Lodge.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Backyard Stream (16X20 Acrylic)

This is what I see in my backyard when the stream is full in the Spring.

Thompsons Mill - Birdseye View (16X20 Acrylic)

This mill is near Shedd, Oregon and I painted it on a  recent Vistas & Vineyards event.  This is not your typical Plein Air image and everyone wanted to know how I got this perspective.  I told them I was sitting on a cloud.  They thought I was "high."  The mill dates back to the 1860's and has a turbine instead of a water wheel, however I felt I had to include a wheel.