Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lake Sacajawea ~Longview,WA~ Water Lillies

Lake Sacajawea Water Lillies
Acrylic on canvas 8"X10"
Longview, Washington

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lake Sacajawea ~ Japanese Garden Reflection ~ Longview, Washington

Japanese Garden Reflections

Acrylic on canvas 12"X16"

Lake Sacajawea, Longview, Washington

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lake Sacajawea Yellow Irises

Lake Sacajawea Yellow Irises
Acrylic on canvas board 14"X18"
Marie's painting of irises this day can be found on her blog.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mitch Baird Workshop - Sauvie Island Reflections

Marie and I attended a Mitch Baird art workshop last weekend.

Marie's painting is here.

"Sauvie Island Reflections"

12"X 16"

Acrylic on canvas

Kiteboarding on the Columbia River

Acrylic painting


"Kiteboarding on the Columbia River"

by Allan Wise

The Marine Park at the Port of Kalama

Springtime in the Northwest

Silas 16 Mos.

The Boys at the park

Birthday girls

Birthday girl and her boy

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yellow Irises At Lake Sacajawea

Yellow Irises at Lake Sacajawea

Acrylic on canvas 16"X20"

Marie painted me doing this painting.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still Life With Fruit and Bottles

Fruit and Bottles

by A.Wise

Acrylic 16"X20"

Columbia River Springtime

Columbia River Springtime

Acrylic 16"X20"

Monday, May 4, 2009

10 Greatest Artists Of All Time

Who were the greatest among all the painters? Names like DaVinci, Michaelangelo and Van Gogh are frequently on lists of the greatest. No doubt a list of the best is a subjective endeavor. I enjoy reading and learning about art and artists. Here are my top ten (all are European):

10 Greatest Artists Of All Time

No. Name Years Comments/Words
1 Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 Mystifying/Brushy/Colorful
2 Claude Monet 1840-1926 Light/Landscape/Visual
3 Rembrandt Van Rijn 1606-1669 Emotive/Skillful/Sketching
4 Michaelangelo Caravaggio 1570-1610 Exacting/Sensitivity/Harmony
5 Paul Cezanne 1839-1906 Colorist/Composition/Picture
6 Edouard Manet 1832-1883 Serious/Innovative/Bold
7 Jan Vermeer 1632-1675 Perfection/Clean/Masterful
8 Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1841-1919 Beauty/Sensuality/Soft
9 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Expressive/Ecclectic/Craftsman
10 Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640 Prolific/Movement/Dynamic

Friday, April 24, 2009

Columbia River Splash

on board
Inspired by Cezanne and Van Gogh
Impression & Expression

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Been Hibernating....Time to blog

Reece Schutt Phillies Rookie 2009

Columbia River April 21, 2009
"Spring Cottonwoods"
Acrylic 9"X12"

Columbia River


April 2009

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wedding Anniversary

Snow for our 13th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Card Sunflowers

Marie wanted to do a joint painting for our Christmas card this year. I chose a photo and the composition. Marie and I both drew the initial underpainting and chose the palette. We took turns painting. She would paint one day, and I painted the next, until we were finished. I didn't touch the sky, but we both painted all other areas. She had a good idea!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Compliments and Secondary Colors

Compliments Photo

Secondary Colors ~ Abstract Acrylic Paintings

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sunflowers In A Vase ~ October 10, 2008

"Sunflowers in a Vase" Oil pastels on black paper

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kalama Main St. ~ Poker Pete's Pizza ~ by Allan Wise

"Kalama, Washington Main St. ~ Poker Pete's Pizza"

by Allan Wise

18"X24" acrylic on canvas

Monday, September 22, 2008

Georgia O'Keeffe Country ~ New Mexico ~ Lake Abiquiu and "El Pedernal"

Check out Marie's New Mexico paintings here.

Plaza Blanca ~ The "White Place", New Mexico Geology

From Georgia O'Keeffe's studio in her home in the old pueblo of Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see this "white place" which she painted. Three miles down a gravel road took her to this eerie geological feature. The vista here is very soft and light with its subtle warm colors.

El Padernal, a flat topped mountain in New Mexico.

Georgia O'Keeffe had her ashes scattered on top of this mountain when she died in the 80's.

New Mexican Cactus

This small cactus was at my feet as I sat with Marie and painted near the "White Place", which is across the Chama River from where Georgia O'Keeffe lived in Abiquiu, NM.

Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ Pink Adobe Building

Santa Fe, New Mexico ~ Pink Adobe building

New Mexico ~ Plein Air Painting with Marie

This painting of "The Pedernal" was made from Abiquiu Lake in New Mexico.

New Mexico vacation September 2008

"The Pedernal" This mountain was a frequent subject of Georgia O'Keeffe's. This is northwest New Mexico about 30 miles northwest of Santa Fe.