Backyard, Top Hat

This ongoing body of work is an active means of connecting with my immediate environment and of coping with a terrifying political and social landscape. My plein-air practice is a commitment to staying awake and celebrating my sentient existence while documenting our fleeting natural world. These paintings are a deep and humble return to nature and observational painting. In particular, they are an honoring of the specific color-key of the PNW palette. Paradise is here.

 
Smokebush  , Oil on Canvas, 60” x 72,” 2018.  Private Collection.

Smokebush, Oil on Canvas, 60” x 72,” 2018. Private Collection.

 
 
Top Hat Frieze (tonal)  , Oil on Paper, 16" x 24," 2018.

Top Hat Frieze (tonal), Oil on Paper, 16" x 24," 2018.

 
 
Sunflower & Hemlock  , Oil on Paper, 12” x 16,” 2018

Sunflower & Hemlock, Oil on Paper, 12” x 16,” 2018

 
 

Backyard Hemlock, Oil on Canvas, 22" x 26," 2018. Private Collection.

 
 
Hemlock & Fence  , Oil on Canvas, 14” x 18,” 2018.

Hemlock & Fence, Oil on Canvas, 14” x 18,” 2018.

 
 
image by Fritz Rodriguez

image by Fritz Rodriguez