Subject Tags: greens, pond, landscape, contemporary landscape, small painting, small oil painting, small square painting, square painting, plein air, daily painting, golf, golfer, golf ball, green, parks, ballparks, big tree painting, trees, portland oregon, oregon landscape
Size: 8"W x 8"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2017
This is the second painting at Glendoveer Golf course in Portland Oregon. A public course, it is open to walkers and joggers, and where I have spent many mornings with my friends. On this late spring early summer day, I wanted to capture that brilliant sun on the green lawns. Painted plein air, from direct observation, you can see from photo #4.
Oil paint 8 x 8 x 1/8 inch on gessoed hardboard.
Painting is created with artist grade oil paints and sealed with a thin gloss varnish. Unframed, though it will fit in a standard 8 x 8 frame. The watermark will not appear on the actual painting. Not
Since I was a child old enough to wield a writing instrument, I loved drawing and applying color. I did not have formal instruction except drawing and introduction to painting in college but pursued medicine as a career. Over the years, creating for my children and their school projects, family and friends were my only creative outlets. I have taught myself a myriad of art media, craft and digital media skills which continued to develop my sense of design, color and craftsmanship. In 2015 I began committing to keeping a sketch diary, recording visual snapshots of my daily life in ink and watercolor wash. Simultaneously, I painted a 12 x 9 foot grand palace staircase for the school play, which led to a commissioned piece. The overwhelmingly encouraging responses from these two works gave me prompted to dive into to painting seriously. A little after that year, I was painting nearly every day and emboldened to claim the title, artist.