Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Looking Back Under Threatening Skies-- Road Trip 14 (sold)


Looking Back Under Threatening Skies, oil on canvas, 8" X 10" (approximate), 2008
$225 USD
sold

Last of the series! As I make my way back to Seattle via 99 to I5, I stopped at a cluster of little galleries that also had a big parking lot overlooking prime Oregon farmland. While the skies threatened, it didn't rain that day.



I had a wonderful time. It was rich and rewarding, relaxing and productive. The Julian easel (shown above) set up I have works great out of the car, but is a little cumbersome for much else (especially with another backpack filled with supplies). At a stop in Portland on the way back I bought a lighter set up similar (but not the same) as this. There's a great art supply store in Portland that I love, and highly recommend: Art Media (...and of course, there's no sales tax!)

I also bought a big stack of books on California and other landscape painters at Powell's. Including a new Kevin Macpherson book (as recommended by Frank Gardener). I brought one I already had with me, and it was very useful.


8 comments:

Frank Gardner said...

Another of my favorites from your trip Jason. Great sky, the vertical design works great.
Really simplified it down to the simple shapes and left it without overworking it. That is a lot harder to do than it may seem.
Glad you picked up that book. If you can swing the Gruppe on color one you wont regret it.

Don Gray said...

A great finish to a great series, Jason. The chiseled brushstrokes are fresh and effective. Colors and quality of light are so true to western Oregon spring.

Steven said...

Yeah, I agree, this one is one of my faves from the recent road trip series. Thanks for sharing set-up info, too.

S.M. Sedwick said...

I've really been enjoying following you on your road trip. Great paintings! And thanks for the tip about Art Media. I'm going to be in Portland in a couple of weeks, and I'll definintely go.

Jason Waskey said...

Frank,
Thanks for kind words! The Macpherson book is great, and I'll continue to keep my eye out for the Gruppe.

Jason Waskey said...

Don,

Thanks! By "Colors and quality of light are so true to western Oregon spring." I think you mean...

...cloudy, chilly, and quite possibly very wet.

;)

Jason Waskey said...

Steven,

Thanks! I always kind of like the set up pics too, when I see 'em from others.

Jason Waskey said...

S.M.,

Thank you for the kind comment! Have fun in Portland, and especially in Art Media...