Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Flat Iron, Ever Thus

Flat Iron
40x30 oil 2012
(Seems every time I paint this intersection there is some kind of temporary blockage marring the scene, as when you find a cathedral's facade scaffolded for maintenance. Not so this summer; the building anchored the scene in "ever-thusness."

Thursday, August 9, 2012

In the Beginning

In the Beginning
40x30 oil 2012
(My grandfather and his three older siblings c.1914, Montana.)
Ancestral photos are great inspirational sources, especially if they are like this one; it seems of the 19th century, before the convention of the grin, which often renders photos more difficult to use as sources of portraiture. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Recent Norway Paintings

Fisherman's View
Herre River, Herre, Norway. 50x55 oil 2012
(Spring colors and just-budding trees)

Hellestvedt Gaard
Farm near Herre, Norway. 40x50 oil 2012

Old Herre
Herre, Norway 40x30 oil 2012

Jomfruland, Norway 34x40 oil 2012

Jomfruland, Norway 40x50 oil 2012

Herre, Norway 40x50 oil 2012

Under Helleren
Jøssingfjorden, Rogaland county, Norway. 50x55 oil 2012

 Herre, Norway 40x30 oil 2012
(Salmon ladder below Siljantjenn)

Off Season
Kragero, Norway 30x40 oil 2012

Herre, Norway 30x40 oil 2012

Jomfruland, Norway, 25x40 oil 2012
(featuring silent film starlet Alice Mason)

Stones and Sea
Jomfruland, Norway, 30x40 oil 2012

Kragero's Appendix 
Kragero, Norway, 40x50 oil 2012