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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Painting #17 takes me to San Francisco. I’m a big San Francisco Giants fan and with spring training in full swing, I wanted to paint a tribute piece to my favorite baseball team. What a great scene with the “Say Hey Kid” greeting fans to an evening game? The ballpark is beautiful any time of day and it’s majestic at night on a clear San Francisco summer evening.
I’d love to do another painting of this entrance, more in the style of the French Impressionist street scenes. I need a picture of wider angle heading towards the ballpark at the Willie Mays Gate. Anyone have a picture like that? Or want to send me a picture?