Posts Tagged ‘Chetco River’

Looking Upstream

November 12, 2013

IMG_0339We had a stretch of nice weather on the Oregon coast recently. To change things up, I’ve been starting plein air pieces on these nice days. I’m a slowish painter, so I finish them in my studio. When I’m on location painting I learn so much about color, and when I return to my studio I have the time to think through how brushwork should be layer down.

One nice aspect about painting on wood is that I didn’t need the lower section of this art to make a good composition, so I’ll cut it off. You can see the piece simoultaneously in a rough state and a finished one. The rough area won’t be there much longer…chop, chop.

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August

April 23, 2012


Here’s a new piece I just received back from being framed. It’s called “August”, and it was inspired by the beautiful Chetco river that flows in view of where I paint from my studio. I’ve had so many fond memories on this river. In my youth, my family spent our free-time in the summer lounging about on it’s banks. I didn’t lounge much though; I was too busy catching Salamanders, floating the rapids, jumping off rocks, and shivering on the waters edge trying to warm up and do that all again. It’s one of my favorite places.