Showing posts with label country. Show all posts
Showing posts with label country. Show all posts

Thursday, July 19, 2018

More California Poppies

Thousands of California poppies still color the hills, valleys and meadows throughout the state. This batch includes a few "white" poppies which show up now and again. Ink and watercolor.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Forest Road

Spring sunshine wakes up a cold forest as snow begins to melt. Once the sun shines, colors abound and plants and trees begin to grow.
Ink and watercolor
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rocks Flowers & Mountains

Heavy winter rains have allowed an abundance of colorful flowers to sprout as spring nears and warmer temperatures unfold.
Ink and watercolor
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Friday, February 09, 2018


Rugged back country scene with spooky trees, many rocks and hidden critters which means you may want to stay away from this wild environment. Ink and watercolor.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Fairfield Vineyards

Grape vineyards and hills near Napa, California.
Ink and watercolor
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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Moon And Trees

Bright moon lights up the night sky as leafless trees help give viewer a pleasant view.
Ink and watercolor.

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Two Barns

At times, it's fun to change the way I normally paint and do something different. Bold lines and vivid colors make up this rural painting. I found the painting was easy to do since everything does not look real so I did not need to be exact. I will try this style again one of these days. Ink and watercolor.
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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Mt. Hood, Oregon

Mt. Hood is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Portland, Oregon. It is over 11,000 feet in elevation and is the highest point in the state. Oregon has a string of beautiful mountains which run north and south through the middle. While in the city of Portland, one cannot miss this huge mountain while looking eastward. Ink and watercolor.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Country Road

Birds eye view of a country road meandering through the hills in vineyard country. Ink and watercolor.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Barns And Trees 1

Simple farm yard scene #1. These old wooden structures have lasted through all kinds of weather and still store farm equipment, feed and miscellaneous items for the owners. My next post will show a flip-flopped version of this same scene. Ink and watercolor. 

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Country Antiques

In most rural areas of the USA, one can usually find discarded and abandoned vehicles. Some of these old treasures are ripped off for their parts and any other useable items. This old pickup no longer has its bed and definitely shows the wrath of time. Automobiles and farm equipment can also be discovered. Ink and watercolor.
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Friday, September 16, 2016

A Country Mailbox

Colorful winter morning skies appear through leafless trees onto a lonely rural mailbox. Rural mail boxes still exist all over our country. I love them. Reminds me of the old days while growing up in the countryside. 
Ink and watercolor.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Entering Auburn

This scene is what a traveler sees as he exits I-80 in lower Auburn, California. This part of the town is known as old Auburn and is still a favorite stopping point for tourists to visit old stores, bars and updated restaurants. There is much to do and see but beware of the many tourists and limited parking. 
Ink and watercolor.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Old Tractor

Several years ago, this beautiful old tractor was parked next to a country road with a "For Sale" sign on it. The tractor has been gone for years since I painted it. Some one has used the old parts that were available or renovated the tractor and is using it to cultivate the land. Ink and watercolor.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Old Tree

Gnarly old tree still has life as it shows some green between the leafless old branches. 
Ink and watercolor.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Abandoned Structures

Old structures dominate this secluded, very colorful valley. I like the lonesome, isolated feel of this painting. Maybe it is a place I would like to visit to do nothing but relax, eat, sip wine and paint. Ink and watercolor.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Orange Path

This clearing in the woods is rich in color. I began the painting with yellows and oranges over the entire background done wet in wet. Once the background dried, I layered in the distant woodlands in subdued greens. As I moved forward, the greenery and trees become more intense and I really like the orange on the path. The tree shadows were added last and made this painting "pop". My final strokes were adding "whites" on the trees and grasses by pulling off the existing watercolors. 
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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Red Barn And Critters

This peaceful country setting includes some critters who are enjoying some leisure time. Old barns, especially old weathered red barns are a favorite for many including myself. Old equipment and the smell of hay and animals remain in these relics of the past. Old barns can be quite scary at night as if ghosts are lurking. When the wind blows we can hear the wood creak along with many other strange, unexplainable noises. Ink and watercolor.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Simple Flowers

Simple flowers like these are sprouting up all over the area now that spring is here. They would be more plentiful if we had more sun, warmer weather and less precipitation. The color is out there for all of us to enjoy but beware, so is the pollen which makes us sneeze and have itchy eyes. Watercolor.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Covered Bridge

This little covered bridge is a thing of beauty. It is weather beaten (although I added more color to the wood) and still stands after many years and is still being used by vehicles. (only one vehicle at a time.) Trees, flowers and cottontails and other wild grasses add to this tranquil scene. Ink and watercolor.


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