Here it is - little treasuries of the fall. It actually was hard to choose just three, every little dry curly leaf is so different. As it was suggested in the challenge I left some bright magenta streaks of underpainting shine through blue background.
Painting is made with acrylic paint on canvas glued to masonite board and measures 11x7.5 inches. It's available for sale on AUCTION this week on Daily Paintworks.
In a middle of this August we went on a trip through Cascades in Central Oregon. It included Lava Flow around McKenzie Pass, few camping stops near lakes in Deschutes National Forest, just south from Bend, Oregon, and beautiful Crater lake.
Our trip to lava flow we started at Dee Wright Observatory which was built during Great Depression by a Civilian Conservation Corps crew at Camp Belknap with lava stone found at the construction site:
It seems like thousand volcanoes were erupting here constantly for the last 2 million years, creating this Moonlike landscape:
Mount Washington, greatly eroded by glaciers:
View of former (scientists saying they can erupt again in near future) volcanoes Three Sisters from the highway:
Island in the sea of lava, that's how it looked like in time of volcanoes eruption:
And that's how it looks like today:
I will continue photo-story about our trip in the next posts.
This painting is improvisation on science fiction theme. I thought about an alien planet with whirlpool in a strange forest. I painted it with acrylic and used a pallet knife to create those alien "trees". Painted on canvas, glued to masonite board, and covered with protective UV varnish.
I always loved space - stars, galaxies, planets. They are fascinating. I even took an astronomy course in University, but quickly figured that I love to look at all this, but not really study.
Here are three space paintings, which I recently completed, all available for sale in my Etsy store:
Some time ago I took photos of flowers in a beautiful friend's garden. After playing with one of the photographs in Photoshop, I came up with an image, which looks like painted on highly textured canvas:
I live in a beautiful mountain country in Northwest Washington. It's so much fun to drive on forest service roads, taking pictures and doing sketches, and of course hiking around. Here are photos from today's trip near Mt.Baker.
It still lots of snow on mountains above 3000 feet. Mountains graphics:
Inspite of cold weather (with snow even) here in North West Washington state, spring is not delaying. Cherry trees is promptly starting to bloom, daffodils already a few inches tall, and soon will be Tulip Festival time!
I printed a few tulip cards and want to offer a sale - box of cards just for $25, come stop to see it in my Etsy store.