Mentaki Water House

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.

“Mentaki Water House”, 15×30, oil on canvas

Back to Kobe, Japan for today’s offering from the Neff Studio ‘Pokey’. In the old sailing days, sailors from around the world loved docking in Kobe, drink the “Kobe Water”, and load it on the ships. The water was such good quality, it would not spoil even when crossing the equator. This scene is the Mentaki Waterfall, which has a small dam and intake house to supply water for Kobe, and is just a few minutes walk from the Shin-Kobe Shinkansen Station (bullet train station).

Cataratas do Iguacu

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.

“Cataratas do Iguacu”, 36×72, oil on canvas, diptych

Let’s go to South America!!

Today’s offering from the studio ‘calaboose’ is Iguassu Falls in South America. Considered one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, we visited the falls in 2012. I did several studies on site, and then came back to the studio to produce my largest painting ever done. An international art magazine wrote an article about the entire experience and development of the painting…

http://www.donaldneff.com/NeffPleinAirMagazine.pdf

Truckee

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”, 30×40, oil on canvas

From the studio ‘slammer’…

Spring is here, but how about one last winter scene? Today’s offering is a winter scene in the high Sierra. This is a view from the Hwy 267 bridge as it crosses over the Truckee River. If you have never heard of the little town of Truckee, it is probably witness to more history in California than most small towns in the state. Read more here… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee,_California

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–

https://pin.it/3YfUZ82

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–

https://pin.it/3YfUZ82

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.