Friday, September 25, 2009
Late Summer Creek
Last weekend the family gathered on Lacamas Creek to disperse my brother`s ashes into the water. Ritual usually annoys me but this was moving. We pushed Mom a half mile in a wheelchair on a dirt trail to get there. Gary left us too soon.
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 2:25 PM 2 comments:
Labels: oil on panel 12"x12"
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Oneanta Gorge [2002 and 2009]
I hope to walk up this amazing 'slot' canyon this weekend. There is a huge logjam at the mouth but beyond, it`s an easy stroll through the water. My old friend Lake will be here for a visit. She was 28 and I was 19 when we met. Now she`s 64 and I`m 55. I wonder if we can get over those logs?
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 12:32 PM 1 comment:
Labels: oil on panel 12"x12", watercolor 14"x11"
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Most painting bloggers I suspect, feel a mounting impulse to post something even if there isn`t any newly complete work. It`s been a week.
This is a couple of years old now and it was painted from a tiny sketch I drew while visiting the redwoods and the Northern California coast in 1988. Even something small and half hearted can bloom into a more realized painting many years into the future.
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 1:30 PM 3 comments:
Labels: oil on canvas 36"x24"
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Slow creek in Summer 5
This is the elongated canvas I`ve been working on. It may be finished but I`m sure there will be some tweaks.
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 11:57 AM No comments:
Labels: oil on canvas 18"x60"
Friday, September 11, 2009
Bosque and Moonlight
That`s Spanish for woodlands and it`s what the beautiful groves of cottonwoods along the Rio Grande River are called. The nocturne is a tricky beast. When successful, think Whistler and Ryder, they emit a subtle radiance. Miscalculate the values and they can suck in light like an imploding dwarf star.
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 4:52 PM 1 comment:
Labels: oil on canvas 36"x36"
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I had been working on a long horizontal canvas, another effort to develop a 'narrative' landscape, when my father died. This idea has merit. I want to paint something long and narrow with so much activity, one 'reads' it. I`m not at all sure what that will look like. So until I complete it and/or photograph another new piece, here is a watercolor from 1990.
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 10:49 PM 1 comment:
Labels: watermedia on paper 11"x14"
Monday, September 7, 2009
my father is gone
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 12:05 AM 5 comments:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The weather in Western Oregon is of course, notorious. As I was preparing to move here from New Mexico, everybody asked me 'what about the rain'? I answered that I craved it, belonged to it, almost like a racial or ancestral memory. This has proven so true.
In between storms in early winter a very cold fog can settle in for days. It is thrilling.
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 2:07 PM 4 comments:
Labels: oil on canvas 24"x 24"
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Joan and Frederic are tough to follow.
Here is an oil painting based on a sketch I did on a ferry in Alaska .
Posted by Randall David Tipton at 3:35 PM 1 comment:
Labels: oil on canvas 40"x30"
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