I had some fun this week playing with paint, paper, and digital mixed media. A mixture of oil painting, acrylic collage, and a photo of a crafty raven merged to create the contemporary composition. I love the colors, the shapes, and the design. Pure fun. Below is an image of the design framed with a simple black frame and white mat. My print shop
also created versions on canvas and metal. Hope you will stop by and see the possibilities available for display. They've even come up with it on a throw pillow. Some wonderful options. Visit my print shop here
Spring is coming and I can't wait. Too much wind, rain, and winter this year, so this past week I celebrated the coming of warm weather by painting some little bird portraits. All were created with oil paints on small canvas panels. I will begin listing them in my Etsy Shop
today. As the paint dries, more will be added. Hope you have a warm and sunny spring!
Oil on Canvas
A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to go snowshoeing at Mount Rainier National Park
in Washington State. It was a gorgeous Monday. I snapped hundreds of pictures as we drove through the park and hiked the trails. When I got home I began some small studies based on some of the images. This small painting is the most recent. The paint is still wet. When it is dry, I will probably list it in my Etsy Shop
or create a larger version for Ugallery
Below is a picture of the underpainting. I used dioxine purple, burnt sienna, and transparent orange acrylic paint to get the values established before completing the painting with oils. I'm looking forward to completing some more landscape memories. It was a great day with a wonderful group of friends.
The past week I've been working on little scenes from the Northwest. Mountains, rivers, and a little bit of snow all have found their way into my work. As the paint dries, these small format oil paintings will make their way into my Etsy Shop
. Some of them might even serve as studies for larger works at Ugallery
. With these small studies, I always try to imagine which ones would look good in a giant size over my fireplace. What do you think?
Winter by the River
This is a small study of a scene from the banks of the Deschutes River in Central Oregon where the region experienced a record breaking snowfall last month. I am finishing up a larger version of this scene which should be dry fairly soon. Both are completed with oil paints on stretched canvas. This original study
is for sale in my Etsy shop
and reproduction fine art prints of the study
are available at my print shop for a reasonable price. Eventually I hope that the larger original will be accepted by Ugallery along with some of my other larger landscape paintings
. For all who have experienced a similar snowy winter, though beautiful scenery emerges, my hopes are for some warm weather in the coming days.
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