Master of His Domain

Since April 2020 I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

“Master of His Domain”, 28×22, acrylic on canvas

Today’s offering from the art ‘pokey’. I don’t do too many animal paintings, and don’t do acrylics in the studio anymore, so here is one I did quite awhile ago. It depicts an osprey overlooking a lake. Can anybody guess what lake this is? (Hint: it is in Wyoming somewhere.)

BTW, this painting hung in an overseas US Embassy for a number of years.

Comin’ at Ya

Since April 2020 I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

Coming’ at Ya, 24×12, oil on canvas

The waves come crashing in, pounding the narrow walls, rushing in and out creating thunderous sound. With sea spray in your face, there is nothing like standing on a bluff over the thrashing waves…especially in Big Sur, California!

Today’s offering from the studio hoosegow is another vertical water painting. This piece is a cove in Garrapata State Park, now not too far from our new home we just moved to. Be sure to click on the picture to see the entire painting.

You can read more about the location and also pictures of the development of this piece here…

Thunderbird Lodge

Since April 2020 I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

“Thunderbird Lodge”, 24×12, oil on gallery wrap canvas

Today’s offering from the house of detention. After I did the painting shown yesterday, I launched into a ‘Vertical Water’ series, one of which is shown below. There is also a great backstory about the “Tahoe Elephant” on my weblog here–

Tahoe Squall Line

Since April 2020 I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

Tahoe Squall Line, 6×6, oil on panel

Another painting in my annual holiday sale, Lake Tahoe is frequented by stormy weather during all seasons of the year. This piece depicts the steep eastern shoreline as a squall moves across the lake.

This is part of my still active holiday mini sale you can see here–

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Truckee Blue

Since April 2020 I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

“Truckee Blue”, 6×8, oil on panel, available 2020 Magnificent Miniatures

“Truckee Blue”, 6×8, oil on panel, available 2020 Magnificent Miniatures
From the “Studio büntetés-végrehajtási intézet”, just finished, is another painting for my annual miniatures for sale through the holiday season. For 120 miles, the Truckee flows from Lake Tahoe, from the high Sierra to the desert, winding through mountain canyons, thru the communities of Tahoe City, Truckee, Reno, and Sparks. I have painted it many times in both plein air and studio…there is a never ending supply of different scenes in different weather and mood.

This is part of my still active holiday mini sale you can see here–

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Hood River Valley

For the last 280 days I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

Hood River Valley, 30×40, oil on canvas

This was the first post on FB April 4, 2020 kicking off what is now 281 days of posting one painting a day.

Since we are all sitting around staring at Facebook waiting for someone to post, how about some nice paintings…

The Icefields

For the last 280 days I have posted on Facebook a painting each day as a brief diversion from the lockdowns and other bad news this year. Neglecting my weblog, I’ll post in the coming days some of my better posts.

Canadian Rockies, 22×28, acrylic on canvas

   Regarded as one of the most stunning alpine drives in the world, Icefields Parkway is an unforgettable way to immerse yourself in the Canadian Rockies.   Also know as Canada Hwy 93, it connects the towns of Banff and Jasper in the Canadian Rockies.   With soaring rocky mountain peaks, icefields and vast sweeping valleys all along the route, every winding curve of the parkway fills the windshield with a new view.  Jaw-dropping vistas of the Rocky Mountains and jagged snow covered peaks dwarf the glaciers in the valleys below.  In addition to the extraordinary views, wildlife such as elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and the occasional bear or wolf are often spotted from the highway. 

   I traveled the Icefields Parkway in the mid-80’s in my RV, and have itched to go back ever since…but never have.  We had lunch at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise during the journey decades ago, and on my bucket list is to return and stay for a few nights.

  Lets leave the troubles of the USA for a moment and go north to Canada with today’s diversion from the bad news.  From the “naujas studijos karantinas” with a painting along this wonderful parkway.  This is one of my older acrylics and depicts the Bow River, but not sure what peak is in the background.

Breakthrough Part 2

Yesterday I started the first in a series of how I learned to paint water. As I mentioned, what took me a week some forty years ago, I now do in an hour or two. Being primarily self-taught this is the second painting I did trying to learn to paint the multiple layers of water.
From the “quarentena de novo estúdio” I completed this around the same time of the work posted yesterday, around 1979. It was from a photo taken on a backpacking trip in the high Sierra. The deer weren’t there, but added them into the scene. Painting in oils, I first did the rocks, then let it dry, and kept glazing and adding layers. It took weeks between the drying and painting process. Now days I have learned how to paint wet into wet and everything can be done in one sitting.
This piece was also given to my parents which they hung in their home for many years, and now I think one of their grandchildren inherited it.
The photo might be a little blurry as it was scanned from a slide, and not sure what happened in the process.