I love trees, and the large oaks of the Pacific Northwest offer a great painting challenge. This Big Tree is like a giant octopus with its many trunks, branches and [...]
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There are great views to be had all over the Pacific Northwest. I’m fortunate to have this view portrayed in Basin Spring near my studio. I referenced a lot of [...]
I love a good painting challenge, and this riverscape had it all: strong contrast, intriguing shadows, transparency, highlights. I was positioned at a right angle to the morning sun streaming [...]
What does Full Palette mean? Putting titles on paintings is a way to keep track of what's what. I've tried titles like Landscape #1 or Vista #47 only to quickly [...]
Opening Day is a play on words. This is a morning painting, although some may see it as the twilight hour. A day opens for me when the sun enters [...]
A lot of country in the west and northwest seems to be back country, those areas inhabited more with animals than humans, hence the title. I like cruising back country [...]
I keep coming back again and again to landscapes with vivid greens. Oil paint has many options for green out of the tube and whatever you can mix from the [...]
Landscapes inherently are banded. There are bands of sky and back, middle and foregrounds. In my painting, Fresh Yellow, the bands are very apparent and I played it up more [...]