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!
This little 9″x7″ painting was a little experiment. I am playing around with some ideas with an eye towards larger work.
I painted this on a paintbook by edge gear pro. Really nice piece of equipment. It has a light mounted on top which especially helpful.
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″.
Final digital capture of this 24″x18″ painting currently residing at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Gallery. Once it tires of the island it is on it’s way to England, a permanent home!
This 24″x18″ painting is currently at the BPA on Bainbridge Island. Forgive the black bars at the top and bottom!
This is a 24″x30″ painting I recently got back from a local show. I regretted not getting a proper photograph of it before the show but now I have one! This one is bound for A solo show on Bainbridge Island in a month!
I just finished this painting last night. It had lingered around the studio in an awkward state for a couple weeks. Something was needed and then it all came together!
This painting is another on large board (24″x30″). I am trying to put together a strong collection for two upcoming shows this winter. Both shows are in Western Washington and they overlap which will make it especially difficult!