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.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Indian Beach ~ Ecola State Park ~ Cannon Beach, Oregon

Marie and I had a fun time painting this afternoon at Indian Beach in Ecola State Park near Cannon Beach, Oregon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lake Sacajawea Bridge ~ Longview, WA

Lake Sacajawea
Longview, Washington
Bridge to Japanese Garden
Acrylic Painting

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Columbia River Salmon Fishing "Hogline"

Columbia River salmon fishing today.
The boat nearest to me in this "hogline" landed a fish while I painted this pleasant afternoon on the Lower Columbia River near Kalama, Washington.
Acrylic on canvas 18"X24"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Home View Looking South ~ Columbia River

"Home View" watercolor 14" X20"

Just right of the large cottonwood tree, and at the horizon line, our home's view sees the tallest buildings in downtown Portland, Oregon 40 miles away. We are at an elevation of about 700 feet. Washington is on the left of the Columbia River and Oregon is on the right. This view is spectacular but is visible only about half the days of the year. Northwest clouds and rain like to restrict our vista. The sky is often faded in the late summer here as painted, but can be cobalt or aquamarine too. Green is always the dominant color here. Most of the evergreens are douglas fir trees.

Columbia River at Martin's Bluff

Watercolor 12"X16"

Ship heading upriver towards Portland/Vancouver from Martin's Bluff area. St. Helens, Oregon is across the Columbia River here.

Hogline ~Salmon fishing on Columbia R. at Kalama

Acrylic on Canvas 16"X20"

"Hogline" Fishing on the Lower Columbia River at Kalama for salmon. September 2, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Water Lilies

High on the water

Stepping stones for catching rays

Shading fish below

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beach at Port of Kalama ~ Lower Columbia River

The Port of Kalama Beach on the Lower Columbia River July 30,2008.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Hanging Baskets of Geraniums

Our neighbors in Kalama.....from our deck to theirs

Summer.....a time for geraniums

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Haystack Rock ~ Cannon Beach, Oregon

Marie and I went to Cannon Beach for the afternoon. It is fun to paint with her.

Haystack Rock has a nice visual appeal.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Longview Community Church 07/09/2008 by A.Wise

This is a plein air watercolor painting done yesterday and today of the Longview Community Church and waterlillies from Lion's Island on Lake Sacajawea. Lake Sacajawea has many old hardwood trees which make for interesting compositions. The waterlillies ring around the two mile long manmade lake. Lake Sacajawea is a beautiful pastoral setting. Monet would have gone nuts here painting the water lillies.