Tough cold winters I associate with gray broody skies. Winter Barn was just the opposite. Cool Cerulean skies, bright white snow and a crisp red barn seemed to carve high [...]
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The brightly lit water and shore were at odds with the dark forest. This presented a unique challenge in not only value control but edge definition as well. I [...]
The sun was really hitting an intense reflection. I wanted to see if that could be captured in oil paint. Vistas are especially challenging because the values have to [...]
These falls were jewel like in their reflections. I was inspired by trying to recreate the sparkle of the falling water. While I could have used a common green [...]
I’m always up for a painting challenge. This river was flowing away from me into the bright light. This presents the challenge of getting the varied edges and value [...]
I like strong design in painting, and Plain Business is all about composition. I was drawn to the stark contrast of the straight forward, no-nonsense architecture against barren foothills [...]
This painting is all about design. The horizontal flow of the river, the round trees in the foreground and the segmented farm land all contributed. This was intriguing to [...]
This is one of my favorite scenes in the Columbia Gorge. It is one of the first falls you see as you head east from Portland. My inspiration came [...]
I derive a certain amount of hope from the return of spring. Sometimes winter just seems to hang on. Painting snow in oil paint is rewarding when you can [...]
I was drawn to the positioning of complementary colors and inspired by the challenge of working blue against orange. The surge of bright water offered a respite to a [...]