Another new painting bound for my show at RiverSea Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.
I varnished and framed these small paintings. The lower right piece is off to Colorado.
Another one of my small paintings. I found these little frames in my studio. I don’t remember why I bought them but decided the time was right!
I took a road trip to Winthrop, Washington just about a month ago. It is an annual fishing trek with a couple great friends, different destinations.
Driving home on the back roads to Idaho gave me a chance to soak up the landscape. Explosive sunlight and massive clouds drifting across newly green fields. I love traveling through big desolate spaces especially if the roads are also empty. Nature always better sans people.
This is a painting from March that I sold at Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. A great gallery owned and operated by a talented husband and wife team. They are both excellent artists and their space and collection are top notch. I hope to continue sending them art and visit their gallery and historic town (preferably during the dead of North Idaho Winter).
I am fickle about the tools and brushes I use. They generally have to get heavily broken in before I like them much. This new brush though has made It into constant rotation and I recommend it. It is a No. 12 Qualita FLAT By Creative Mark.
I was inspired to paint a few forest scenes. I live in a heavily timbered part of the planet. This first painting is reminiscent of the view from a small window in my studio. I like the wall of trees and occasionally spot turkeys, grouse and deer passing through on their way to the water.
Another small painting as I prepare some larger boards. This isn’t a standard size so if I frame it I will have to order a custom frame. Soon I will have to decide what will be needed at my Astoria, Oregon solo show. That is happening in 6 weeks, suddenly coming up fast.
For the next few days I am just going to paint and focus on what I love. Meanwhile Alberta is burning, shocking to see smoke in North Idaho already.
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 finalized work on another commission. I intensified the colors and mounted the painting in a floater frame. They wanted a “Montana” inspired grassland, I made light the star of the show. I really like the loose quality of the grass, some really fresh color blends.
Shipping this painting to Western Washington and a couple small works to Robert Lange Studios in Charleston, South Carolina. I have been working nonstop so hoping to relax a bit this Memorial Day Weekend. I hope everyone else enjoys a long weekend!