This is part of a collection of paintings I am doing on commission. The painting is 7″x9″ and it won’t actually have this frame as the client has something else in mind. This frame actually covers too much of the painting in my mind, when a work is this small every bit counts!
A couple paintings I have recently finished. I was commissioned to do three atmospheric water/sky paintings that are 7″x9″. It is a custom size so I had to cut a number of panels and decided to paint even more work that size! One of these was for the commission the painting beneath the text was just for me.
This collection of recent paintings are on their way to England. Now my art travels a lot more than I do!
This weekend I took the big road trip to pack up my Bainbridge Island solo show. On my return I took the ferry across to Edmonds, Wa and dropped this painting off at its new home. This is Ryan holding the painting, one of my very best friends. He talked me into putting my art online, I was resistant for years! He also told me about WordPress and I started my Instagram account shortly there after (@bsostrom) on his recommendation. Thanks Ryan!
A quick snapshot of my studio counter top. I had been working on some small pieces but now will move onto larger works. I was approached about having a show in Astoria, Oregon in June… I couldn’t say no!
I made this little video of the painting in progress. It is on a paintbook by “edge pro gear”. A pretty slick setup made for outdoor painting but it works great in a studio as well. It has a light mounted on top which provides amazing lighting to work with. It uses magnets to hold the artwork to the box.
Read more about the easel at their website if you are interested!
Two little ocean paintings I recently finished. These were sold and will be shipped off to England in early April with some larger works.
Clean water on dirty plastic, sadly it’s usually the other way around.
As the surfaces I work on are developing a filthy patina it makes for an interesting contrast with the paintings. This particular painting is 12″x9″.
A simple little seascape that captures the light and energy well. This 12″x9″ painting is my most recent painting. I am planning on doing a number of fairly small works in the coming weeks.
This painting shares a title with the show I have opening Friday 5-7pm at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery.