As the summer gives way to fall I continue to paint smaller works. This painting is 11″x14″ acrylic/open acrylic on panel.
Delicate atmospherics above the big water. A subject that is always intriguing to me, keeps drawing me back.
I had a small piece of board left over so I painted this little 6″x3″ painting. Inspired by the horrible wildfires of the Western United States and Canada.
It is so sad to see and smell the smoke this summer, seems to be worst every year. I read that the fire season in Idaho has grown by more than 70 days in the last 20 years. If there is a silver lining it can look very beautiful at least twice a day.
The moon and night sky are always so captivating and hypnotic to me. I noticed the moon waxing yesterday evening. I am hoping this weekend, when it is full, more of the smoke in the air will have cleared. I’m already feeling low with summer rapidly winding down, more to look forward to I know.
In the meantime I am painting a series of nocturnal images. This one is 10″x8″… more to come!
This is a painting I recently finished but didn’t take to the Pendleton Art Center for my show. In retrospect I should have but decisions aren’t always right!
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!
The gallery sent me some of the cards they made up to promote my exhibit!
The show runs August 2nd-31 at the Pendleton Center for the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon. The artist reception is opening night!
I just shipped this painting off yesterday! It is another Ugallery sale. I have been a Ugallery artist for about a year and a half and have found it to be a great company to work with. They originally contacted me through Instagram (@bsostrom). The gallery promotes your work in various ways. When they make a sale the gallery mails the artist well built packaging and provide prepaid postage online.
It is another source of income and one I need to devote more work to in the future!
This painting is being used as a promo image for my upcoming show in Pendleton, Oregon. The show is at the Pendleton Center for the Arts during the month of August!
This is a portion of my work currently on display at the McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. The show will be up for just two more weeks, then prepping for a show in Pendleton, Oregon. I am pretty proud of this particular exhibit. A great deal of work goes into each art show so it is a little sad when they end! I am also excited to announce that I will be having another solo show at the McVarish Gallery summer of 2019!