Posts Tagged ‘bridge’


Bridge Over Still Waters

December 15, 2015
Bridge Over Still Waters (Oil on Canvas Panel 12" x 9")

Bridge Over Still Waters (Oil on Canvas Panel 12″ x 9″)

Played with a sketch and reference photo from a trip made several years ago. Liked it so much that I took it to a mid-size and then a large format.

Bridge Over Still Waters 1; Oil on Canvas 24" x 18"

Bridge Over Still Waters 1; Oil on Canvas 24″ x 18″

And a little larger. This version makes a great impression. Now, if I can just find a new home for this painting.

Bridge Over Still Waters 2; Oil on Canvas 40" x 30"

Bridge Over Still Waters 2; Oil on Canvas 40″ x 30″


Edge of the Rock Plein Air Competition Day 4

June 16, 2012

Plein Air June 2 – East of Turtle Island: Oil on Canvas Panel 16″ x 12″

Edge of the Rock Day 4. Saturday morning and Helen decided to come with me. We got to the park a little after 9 and saw one other artist at work. We walked around so that I could show Helen some spots in the park and we settled in this area. It offered shade for me and some flower arrangements near by which were of interest to Helen. We were near the playground which offered some additional entertainment. Busy day at the park as a fishing tournament was also being held.

The painting was moving along when something happened. First to my hat, then my shirt,  my palette and eventually my painting. Red Winged Blackbirds were enjoying the berries from a nearby tree, then flying over to the branches above my set up and, well let’s just say that they were offering their opinion. Not extremely messy, but gross and an inconvenience. Stubborn artist. I moved my set up a bit and decided to tough it out. A few more incidences, but I think that I won out. Incidentally, all my clothes went into the wash that evening.


Plein Air – Oregon Park

September 19, 2011

August 30 #1, Oil on Canvas Panel 10" x 8"

The Eagle’s Nest group decided to paint out at a park along the Rock River. Following a 6 mile run, clean-up and breakfast, I packed my painting gear, lunch and Clawed into the car and took off to Oregon.

Unfortunately it was overcast/cloudy. I selected this spot situated along an observation deck and worked on a 10″ x 8″ canvas panel. I spent a little more time on this than I should have, but it was fun.

I applied some artistic license on this one. The Route 64 bridge would have cut through this image. I didn’t like the design that the bridge would have demanded, it served no purpose to my painting, so I removed it. Washington is throwing a lot of money at the rebuilding of the nations infrastructure, but I doubt that they would forward any of that stimulus money to have me put the bridge back into this scene. Just as well.