Sunday, March 23, 2014

Oregon Coastal Forest Spring

                                                                oil on panel 20x20

I`m working on custom made one inch deep birch panels crafted by Steve Birnbaum at Panel Vision.
They are pure pleasure!
Lots of things in process, not much finished. My time here is also running short. I could do this for much longer than a month if I didn`t have loved ones.  It`s best to leave a place or someone wanting more rather than wishing to get away. And it`s better to have loved ones!
Some of you wrote to encourage me with the narrative landscapes I mentioned when I first arrived. I should have explained myself better. When I was here in 2010, that was what I hoped to develop. I painted recognizable elements of the landscape in a long format and wasn`t happy with the results. Returning, I wanted to try once more, this time painting abstractly. It was a grudge match with myself, and I got it out of my system. Thanks though! Older and wiser I also see how impractical the shape of that image is, a framing nightmare.
April 18 is the deadline for upcoming Sitka residencies. You freezing artists in the East, look at the pictures below. Yes it rains here a lot but those days interspersed with ones like yesterday that are so sublime it almost hurts. It`s hard to remember such a mild, beautiful day on the Oregon Coast and it`s  MARCH!

available work


Libby Fife said...

You have such a great eye for photography! Goodness, what beautiful shots and gorgeous weather.

This latest scene looks like the tree is glowing-they really do appear that way too when you look at them. Very atmospheric:)

Bob Lafond said...

This is gorgeous. I love the way you paint background tress like ribbons almost: they are flat and have a sense of depth.

Ruth Armitage said...

So Beautiful :)