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Dancing Moon Memory

A nostalgic mountain stares at the tree.
A tree peers into the distant mountain.
Above, the moon dances and shimmers.

This is a painting from last fall. I really like the simplicity of the composition. It spawned many other paintings for me, focusing on structure and how each entity interacts with another. It’s so nostalgic, a feeling of timelessness.

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26 Snow Mountain Sunrise

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Mornings down the hill are beautiful on  a clear day. There is a magnificent lookout point that peers Mt. Hood from the distant horizon and the majestic colors from the rising sun. It’s gorgeous! That’s what #26 represents for me. I created it with my palette knife to abstract and texturize the moment.

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Here’s the time lapse video:

25 SF Sunrise II

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San Francisco comes back for another painting. This time, I used my palette knife to create the beautiful vibrant sunrise. I love the texture the palette knife lends itself to with each stroke.  The textures and bright colors totally rocks the city by the bay.

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Here’s the time lapse video:

24 Red Crane Sky

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Two Red Cranes at Play
Underneath the Red Lit Sky
Shine Brightly Tonight

UPDATE (2012-04-12): Renaming this painting to “Love Cranes Playing”. Thought it was more fitting and it’s a play on “love birds.” They really are having lots of fun!

The red cranes continue to inspire for painting number twenty-four. I had originally painted the backdrop with this wonderful dark blue textured background and it found home to this composition. I love the cranes and their expressions. Two good friends enjoying their time.

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Here’s the time lapse video of “Red Crane Sky”:

23 Flying Crane

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Flying above the lake
Soaring above its mirror
Neither me nor you

A haiku to accompany the painting. Inspiration comes and I follow to where it leads.

I was on a short break from painting. Recharging my batteries and needing to prep & cut more panels for future paintings. Closing in on the last week of painting and wanting to finish strong.

Any ideas on paintings?

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22 Gluten Free Cowgirl Inspiration

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Number Twenty-two of Thirty day painting challenge, I stepped into the kitchen for inspiration. More specifically, the Gluten Free baker in my life inspired these two smaller paintings.  These are both three inch squares and invokes a cowgirl baking based theme. Fun little paintings for the kitchen.

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21 Horse Talk

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Number twenty one of the thirty day painting challenge keeps me on the Dundee Hills. There are lovely viewpoints on the hill, one of which is a view of Mt Hood on a clear beautiful day. This is where this day’s challenge comes into play. Tour guides lead the way as you follow along on your horse through the vineyards.

20 Old-time Cowboy

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On number twenty of the thirty day painting challenge and upon request, it took me to the Dundee Hills vineyards. My partner, Sarah, has the fortune to work as a wine tour guide on horseback through Equestrian Wine Tours with owner and old-time cowboy, Jake Price. He’s a hoot! He’s such a character and you’ll enjoy the conversations with him as much as the  wine tasting on the hill.

Day 19 – Mischievous Rooster

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This is a fabulous looking rooster.  A friend asked me to paint him. He’s got a mischievous look about him, yet so proud and so handsome. He’s got what looks like boots on, which are his feathers going down his legs and feet. His amazing blue-green feathers shine so bright.

Here’s a time lapse of me painting this awesome rooster:

18 Sunrise over San Francisco

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Painting #18 keeps me in the city I love, San Francisco. This sunrise was taken from my last trip to San Francisco on our way back to Oregon. We left early in the morning and were treated to a great view of the sun greeting the city. I love the Golden Gate Bridge leading the way to the city. Barely any fog covering and giving my eyes a wonderful gift to experience. The brisk cold morning was tolerable after this sunny greeting.

Here’s the time lapse video of me painting the magnificent sunrise: