Paschals

I painted this and the previous painting (“Bucolic”) during a plein air painters’ gathering at Paschal Winery in Talent, Oregon. It was a fine summer’s day; after a recent rain, everything is very green at the moment. Using a palette knife, I...

Bucolic

After my Southwestern hiatus, I am back in Oregon with a new approach to my work. I’ve realized that thin oil paintings, no matter how lovely they are, leave me cold. Sculpting with paint is what has always attracted me to oils. By using a palette knife, I can...

Lunar Phase (Blood Moon)

We had an incredible view of the recent lunar eclipse. Here in New Mexico, we have incredible night skies. The addition of a red-tinted moon was too magical not to pick up my brushes and paint. Price: $175 Media: Oil on canvas panel...

Dry Lake

At Emigrant Lake near Ashland, Oregon, the low water level has created a surreal landscape this winter. Algae color the sides of the basin, while the variations in vegetation on the surrounding hillsides attest to the microclimates that make this region unique. Using...

Autumn Brilliance Revisited

I first painted this scene in plein air, and while my eyes took in the brilliant color, I came away with a piece that was slightly muted. In my studio, I revisited the location in my mind’s eye, and I love the result: a knife-painted piece that proudly declares...

Scenic Hills, in Abstract

From my Scenic Hills painting, I created an abstract version. The color and the texture of the paint created a landscape all their own – and I love the results! Oil on 16×12″ canvas SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia...