tinyExpanse North Idaho
A blogging, painting, exploring good time up north!
|Reeder Bay - 5am-11am|
As I worked with the images from 40 paintings completed this week, I began to think about the purpose and meaning that images have. As a landscape painter, sometimes I feel that I am simply trying to recreate what is in front of me in a mediocre representation of the real thing. But thinking further, there is more to it than that. A Plein Air landscape painting is an accumulation of perception that includes all senses, not just visual. The temperature of the day, the elements of the place, the changing of the light throughout the painting session, and of course my own mood and thoughts, swirl around together in a big cauldron and assimilate themselves into the resulting image.
That being said, I still think the experience of the real thing is best. I hope that my images spark curiosity for places not yet seen, and love and dedication for places already experienced. In a world with many different perspectives, perhaps the one thing we can all agree on is the beauty of nature. An image might be superficial, but if it can spark something universal that inspires each of us to preserve this beauty, then I'm satisfied with my work.
A gallery from my week in North Idaho follows…starting with the tinyExpanse collage which is by the way available on Etsy, along with small prints of the Priest Lake painting.(https://www.etsy.com/shop/tinyexpanse)
For information on the purchase of originals, please contact me at email@example.com.
25% of proceeds for both prints and originals go to Idaho Conservation League.
|tinyExpanse poster available on Etsy (shop name tinyExpanse)|
|Priest Lake Morning 30"x48" oil and wax on panel|
|Bottle Bay and Beyond from Schweitzer 18"x24" oil and wax on panel|
|Selkirk Crest from the top of Chair Six 18"x24" oil and wax on panel|
|August 22nd Sunrise/Sunset 12"x12" oil and wax on panel|
(sunrise from the long bridge, sunset from Reeder Bay)
|August 23rd Sunrise/Sunset 12"x12" oil and wax on panel|
(sunrise from the Reeder Bay, sunset from Bottle Bay Road)
|August 24th Sunrise/Sunset 12"x12" oil and wax on panel|
(sunrise from Sweeney Drive, sunset from Lincoln Avenue)
|August 25th Sunrise/Sunset 12"x12" oil and wax on panel|
(sunrise from City Beach, sunset from Lake Street ballfield)
|August 26th Sunrise/Sunset 12"x12" oil and wax on panel|
(sunrise from City Beach, sunset from Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge)