Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Demitasse - sold

You wouldn't know it from looking at this painting, but I used more colors than you would think to paint this one. White, cad red, ultramarine blue, orange, yellow, raw sienna, and yellow ochre.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Friday, December 26, 2008

Red Habaneros - SOLD

Still Life of Habaneros
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Foods - SOLD

Cranberries and Serrano.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Spice - SOLD

Snowed in. Maybe more snow than I have ever seen at my house. Over 12 inches. Lots of cool things to paint in my house though. Like these inspiring little peppers.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Red Grapes and Blue Bowl - sold

Grapes are a little transparent. What a challenge they are.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Sunday, December 14, 2008

2 Peppers - SOLD

Big and Small, Red and Green, contrasts.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Red Asian Jar

One of my favorite little jars.
This painting is available for purchase. If you have trouble purchasing a painting, or have questions please email me, crehfeld01@gmail.com.
$100 + shipping

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
unframed

Sunday, December 7, 2008

St. John's Bridge - sold

A very cool old bridge in Portland, OR.
This painting is going to be in the show, 30 Days of Art, at the Columbia Center for the Arts from July 3 - 31.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Radishes - SOLD

More radishes.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Navel Orange

I did this painting as a demo focusing on light and shadow for my class with Community Education. The form is very simple, a spherical shape that illustrates light and shadow very well.
This painting is available for purchase. If you have trouble purchasing a painting, or have questions please email me crehfeld01@gmail.com.
$100 + shipping

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fall Evening - sold

Evening pink sky.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fall Color - SOLD

The fall colors have been good here this year.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed
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Ok, so I have too been tagged by 2 artists, I didn't mean to be slow about it. It just seems that there are a BILLION things to be done in one day/week. Like paint... : )

The artists who tagged me are a talented architect/artist Elizabeth Floyd and Mike Rooney, who was just published in a new book about plein air painting, thank you, I appreciate very much being tagged.

The rules of being tagged are:
1. Link to person who tagged you
2. Mention the rules
3. List 6 or 7 unusual things about yourself or quirky but boring, unspectacular details about yourself
4. Tag 6 or 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know they've been tagged

Here goes:
1. I love my ipod. I mostly listen to music, but also books.
2. My studio is very SMALL. People walk into it and say, wow this just proves you don't have to have a large studio to paint.
3. I am intrigued by marketing my artwork. I can't say that I know what I'm doing, but it is interesting.
4. I love my car too. It's a subaru outback, good for plein air painting and hauling paintings around. I hope subaru will make an outback hybrid or something like that in the future.
5. I have a dog.
6. I do yoga.

Tag 6 or 7 bloggers ( I don't know if these people have already been tagged) I guess if you have already been tagged, you just ignore the tag?
Irina Koslova, Daniel Garcia, Celeste Bergin, Darren Maurer, Jeff Mahorney, Donna Van Tuyl

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Trees in the Columbia Gorge - sold

Rowena has some high cliffs that go about 1000 feet up. The vegetation is at the level of the Columbia River, and is a mixture of desert and forest.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm

Saturday, November 22, 2008

3 Limes - sold

Marg time!

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Poblano Pepper - SOLD

Time for some Chili Rellenos.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm
unframed

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Massage Oil - SOLD

A pretty little bottle of Massage Oil with the light shining through the oil.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.3 cm x 15.3 cm

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chinese Jar and Persimmon - SOLD



Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
8 in x 10 in :: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
unframed

Thursday, November 13, 2008

One Persimmon - SOLD

I like to really discover a subject sometimes, just paint it several times until I feel like I know it very well. I might have to go to the store and get more persimmons to paint, these are getting a little mushy.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Oak with Hills Behind - sold

The color of the hills peeking through trees is a fascination of mine.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Monday, November 10, 2008

2 Persimmons - SOLD

More persimmons, they are just too beautiful not to paint.

This framed painting is in the Small Works Show
December 5 - 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 97031
541 387 8877

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Persimmon - sold

It seems like each season has interesting fruit for painting. Persimmons are a nice, fallish orange. On this painting, I was paying particular attention to forms and the relationship of the shadows and values. Really not so much color, the color just sort of happens, if you concentrate on values.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Yellow Pear

Working with shadows is one of my favorite challenges.

This framed painting is in the Small Works Show
December 5 - 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 97031
541 387 8877
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Scream, Hawaiian Orchid, Start to Finish - sold

I didn't think up painting cosmetic still lifes, lots of people do them, but they are very fun to paint! And the names of the colors, you can't make names like that up!

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ben

Working on a portrait for today. Ben is a pleasure to know. He's a very talented and creative young guy.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
8 in x 6 in :: 20.3 cm x 15.3 cm
unframed

Monday, October 20, 2008

Clouds in the Gorge - SOLD

Clouds in the Columbia River Gorge.

This framed painting is in the Small Works Show
December 5 - 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 97031
541 387 8877

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Sunday, October 19, 2008

One Little Apple - sold

This is a crabapple. I liked the leaves and the shadow on this one.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Little CrabApples - sold

These apples are from a friend's tree. I think that's the only way you get the leaves with the apples. They are some really small variety of apple. They were a challenge to paint, because the red is so deep, it's almost wine colored.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
This framed painting is available in the Small Works Show
December 4 - 29 at the Art on the Boulevard Gallery, 210 W Evergreen Blvd # 300
Vancouver, WA 98660
360 750-4499

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Pear - sold

I'm still working with the idea of keeping the the lights in the light and the darks in the dark on this one.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Monday, October 13, 2008

Colorful Oaks - SOLD

Having fun experimenting with colors and shadows on local landscape forms.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Friday, October 10, 2008

Red Pears - SOLD

These red pears seem to be in season now, they are in all the grocery stores. Hood River Valley is a significant pear producing region.

This framed painting is in the Small Works Show
December 5 - 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 97031
541 387 8877
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Two Pears - SOLD

This painting is a demo from a class that I taught today. I liked the way it turned out, with the minimum of brush strokes to define the form. I was trying to count the brushstrokes, a max of 20 brushstrokes per form.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
unframed

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Friday Model Session

This was a 3 hour painting session with a live model.Trying to stay with neutral colors for this one.

This painting is available for purchase.
$100 + shipping

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
8 in x 10 in :: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
unframed

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Fall Gourds - sold



Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

3 Carrots

Fall is here, lots of autumn colors.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Small Oaks - SOLD

I have been experimenting with different brushes and colors for trees and sky. Today I used Napthol Red instead of Cadmium Red in this painting. I have heard that the Napthol Red doesn't gray down like the Cadmium Red. So that's what I used today. I think I like it. It makes a very nice muted purple too. The Langnickel Royal Sable brushes really do seem to do a better job on the trees and sky for me.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Garden Shed - SOLD

This is a little garden shed where our group painted today.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
5 in x 7 in :: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm

Monday, September 22, 2008

Pomegranate - sold

Pomegranates are uniquely intensely pinkish red. It is a challenge to capture that red.

6x6 inches :: oil on canvas

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Harmony of Three - SOLD

Three apples, three colors (red yellow and blue), musical tones, there is supposedly some sort of psychophysical theory about harmonies of threes. Probably someone out there knows more about this than me.
Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6x6 inches :: oil on canvas

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Goldendale Clouds - SOLD

Goldendale Washington is beautiful in a big sky, desert kind of way.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Trees in the Columbia Gorge - sold

More of the landscape series from around the Columbia Gorge.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15 cm x 15 cm

Monday, September 15, 2008

Glowing Slices - sold

I like the challenge of trying to make the lemons look transparent, and to get the shadows light enough to look like a little light is coming through, and dark enough to look like a shadow.

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6x6 inches :: oil on canvas

Friday, September 12, 2008

Tree at Maryhill Museum - SOLD


The tree overlooks the Columbia River. This painting is of the view from The Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington. A group of 30 of us painted there during the Plein Air 2008 event that is on display at the Columbia Center for the Arts this month. This plein air event continues to provide inspiration for me in the daily paintings.

This framed painting is in the Small Works Show
December 5 - 29 at the Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 97031
541 387 8877

Oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
6 in x 6 in :: 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Trees in the Hood River Valley - SOLD

This is another commissioned piece. The commissioned pieces have been a lot of fun to create. There are a lot of different kinds of trees in this area. Oaks, poplars, firs, spruce, ponderosa pines, the list goes on...