Posts Tagged ‘water’

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Tree Reflection

June 27, 2017

Tree Reflection, Oil on Canvas 20″ x 16″

Aiming to reduce my inventory of 16″ x 20″ canvases, I played with this design. I like the idea of making the viewer look at a subject in a new or unexpected way.

Soon after posting this photo on my Facebook site, Tom Linden Fine Art, one of the galleries sent a message indicating that they wanted the work for their display. Season opens soon, we’ll hope for a quick move on this painting (supplies needed).

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Cool Waters

May 19, 2017

Cool Waters – Oil on Canvas – 18″ x 24″

Created early this year. A little to cold to go out on location. Worked from one of my reference photos. After first creating a study at 11″ x 14″, I decided to go to this larger version.

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Midway Willow

January 21, 2017
Midway Willow - Plein Air - Oil on Linen Panel - 10" x 8"

Midway Willow – Plein Air – Oil on Linen Panel – 10″ x 8″

Warm sunny day in November. Lots of color as not all of the leaves had dropped yet. Not many of these days available before it gets cold. Sometimes, you travel to an area anticipating a good, exciting scene to paint and end up disappointed. This was not one of those times.  This stop gave me a better, livelier subject than I had anticipated. Made for a really fun morning of painting.

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Ephraim Sunsets

August 9, 2016
July 1 Sunset #1 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6 x 8

July 1 Sunset #1 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6 x 8

After dinner, we headed down to a park adjacent to the boat launch. Wanted to capture the sunset. Each painting completed within forty minutes.

July 1 Sunset #2 - Oil on Canvas Panel - 6 x 8

July 1 Sunset #2 – Oil on Canvas Panel – 6 x 8

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Harbored at Fish Creek

August 2, 2016
Fish Creek - Oil on Canvas Panel - 8 x 10

Harbored at Fish Creek – Oil on Canvas Panel – 8 x 10

Out for a morning of painting in Door County. Had intention of a scene from the pier. However, the windy conditions, the narrowness of the end of the pier, and the angle of the sun caused me to change my mind. It was partly cloudy. Some beautiful patterns of clouds gave me an idea. Started to paint. About twenty minutes into the work, I had to scrape out the sky and start over, As is sometimes the case, the cloud patterns had changed so dramatically, I had to re-calibrate. Fortunately, this main cloud pattern, though constantly morphing, held fairly steady through the rest of my painting time.

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Peninsula at Eagle Harbor

August 1, 2016
Peninsula At Eagle Harbor - Oil on Canvas Panel - 9 x 12

Peninsula At Eagle Harbor – Oil on Canvas Panel – 9 x 12

Recent trip to Door County. Had a few hours before I was to present a new painting (Homage to Dvorak) at Woodwalk Gallery. The day was too nice, I had to get painting. Found a shaded spot adjacent to the Ephraim boat launch. Can’t figure out how I was so close to the walkway and yet only a few people came near my painting area. Relatively undisturbed painting time. Had fun working to capture the beautiful clouds.

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Espensheid

July 31, 2016
Espensheid - Plein Air - Oil on Canvas Panel - 9 x 12

Espensheid – Plein Air – Oil on Canvas Panel – 9 x 12

Traveled over to paint at Espensheid Preserve. Made my way down to the canoe launch. About two dozen geese were “lounging” by the river. Although I stayed well back from the river, most of the geese decided to get into the river… just in case. As I finished setting up my gear, making my thumbnail sketches and getting my palette charged up, I noticed the mini-migration had left only two geese still on land, at the waters edge. As I painted, I noticed that the few remaining geese eventually settled down to enjoy the sunshine. About an hour into the painting, about a dozen more geese were back on shore. By the time I was finishing the painting, I realized that all of the birds were back onshore. They must have realized that I meant them no harm as they all stayed put as I got busy getting all my gear down and loaded into the car.