My local ditch trail never fails to inspire. And I finally finished this craggy tree in the Cascade Siskiyou Monument – two or maybe three years in the making. All were painted – or finished – this summer – late June.
The name of this rose is actually Unconditional Love – you can click that link and find out more. I grow these roses and I’ve painted them before. And I guess I’ve painted the vase before too.
This painting feels like it belongs in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. I love the the clothing and decor in his movies. Sparse, clean, well tailored, quality material, so sharp and normal. I’m not sure if it means anything, but I like the connection – even if it’s just in my own mind. And I’m not at all trying to convey anything dark or surreal. Just the plain fullness of life which is good but not perfect and is sometimes very bad, but overall wonderful.
Painted back in the spring from when the grass was green and the air was clear. Railroad tracks that run near my neighborhood. I’ll show it in September at Project Space, along with a bunch of other new paintings.
I’ve been getting pretty excited about the nuances of earth tones. I’m really enjoying the range that comes from careful mixing of earth colors, aside from the dandelions, which require a punchy cadmium.
Of course when it comes to going outside the paintings have only blue and green…. and I promise I will post some new landscapes ASAP….. which for this blog means not very often. 🙂 Thanks for looking though!!!!
I’m getting ready to go to Arizona to paint for a couple of weeks. I’m excited to paint in more of an open, desert landscape. These rocks were actually painted on the Oregon Coast, but the colors and the sun are getting me excited to pull out the earth colors. Stay tuned!
Left to right. First is our house, next door are our neighbors who have three boys, a goat and chickens. They cut wood on the weekends and we often buy the wood. Then you can see the Parrotia we planted that Tom is so proud of (the orange tree in the center of the painting). And finally, the pink house is the neighbor who waves when we pass and always have their blinds shut and flies Oregon Ducks flags on their car and outside their house on what I presume are game days. Who could ask for more! I love my neighborhood.
Table Rocks are situated at low elevation in the Rogue Valley, so are most comfortably painted in the Spring – as you see here. Now, as I write in July, it’s a very hot and dry place, full of rattle snakes. It’s been a very busy year, so I’m just sharing them now. This could be the scene out of a Western movie.
You can kind of see Mount McLoughlin or Mount Pit – as the locals call it.