Friday, September 23, 2011

"Lost in Thought" NYC Library

Oil on Panel
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Between traveling for the Rural Reflections project and doing illustration work, I've had very little time to just paint for me.  I gave myself the gift of doing just that a couple of days ago and this is the result.  In June I visited the public library in NYC and absolutely loved the light and the reflections and watching the people.  I was drawn to the far-away expression of the younggirl on the left.  There are so many paintings I want to do from that trip and it feels great to have gotten my feet wet!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Sorting Horseradish"

Oil on canvas
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Another new painting for the series on "Rural Life Reflections"--actually I've been working on this on and off for the past couple of months!  This scene is of a group of people sorting and trimming horseradish plants that have just been harvested off Dave and Jackie Krizo's farm outside Tule Lake, CA.  Jackie's story is amazing.  She and her husband, Dave, are farming land homesteaded by their parents after WWII.  Jackie maintains a website where you can learn more about the water issues.

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Thinning Pear Trees, Lage Orchards, Hood River Valley" (sold)

Oil on Panel

Here is another painting in the "Reflections on Rural Life" project that I did this past week.  It is of a couple of fellows named Gabriel and Martin thinning pear trees.  The harvest is a least a couple of weeks late this year due to the cold wet spring we had, but the pears are looking good and they expect a good yield nonetheless.