Tuesday, February 19, 2019

307. Meet Me in Montana

'Meet Me in Montana'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Much of my painting inspiration comes from photos taken on our road trips to Minnesota.
My husband does most of the driving, and I chill in shotgun position watching the scenery. I always pack some sort of reading material or activity for myself, but inevitably spend most of my time taking and editing pics on my phone. (And handing out snacks to all four of my guys. So many snacks! :) ) 
I just love these family road trips and the memories we make along the way.

This is one of those road trip scenes, captured last summer as we cruised back home through a sunny and very hot Montana. (I love hot Montana.) I google-mapped it when I finished the painting and found this little gem is Snook's Diner in White Sulphur Springs. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

306. A New Dawn

'A New Dawn'
6" x 6"
oil on gessoboard

Hi, friends!
A little early morning scene from the stunning Columbia River Gorge.
This area of the Gorge was on the edge of the massive Eagle Creek wildfire in 2017. 
Scarred yet beautiful.