Another small study potentially leading to a larger work. I have worked up a few of these little waterscapes now. I am going to begin a larger painting this Memorial Monday, along these lines.
I realized I am neglecting the beauty of the season. Frequently we have grey winter skies in North Idaho. The bright snow and steely water. It has an undeniable beauty even on the darkest days.
Inspiration from the biggest lake in Idaho! This painting is going to the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California! My solo show is opening there the beginning of February 2019. That year is frighteningly futuristic.
The glowing sun hides behind the forested ridge. I love that blast of light, the atmosphere charged once more as the sun is disappearing. The trees losing their details in the transition.
As we march forward into fall I have noticed the changes. The sun is lower in the sky and with more clouds it has made for some glorious skies. It also hits the lake shore with startling intensity at times. This is the inspiration for my most recent works. These forest paintings are 10″x8″.
One of three paintings inspired by summer storms on Lake Pend Oreille. It is an awesome spectacle to see thunderstorms rolling across the large expanse of water!
I will post the collection of three together this week!
Just to break up the landscapes I painted this rainbow trout. It was a fun change of pace, a lot of paint manipulation and experimenting. The painting difficult to capture with a photograph so I am including a closeup that is more inline with the feel of the painting.
This painting has done a bit of traveling and been in a couple shows. Large art is often exciting but difficult to pack around. I was planning on taking this painting to my upcoming exhibits but hung it in my house instead!
This one is on its way to New York!
Lake Pend Oreille has been a source of inspiration for a number of years. This is a fairly typical view when the weather is feeling gloomy.