Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tulip Bulb Farm ~ Woodland, Washington

The Woodland Tulip Festival at Holland American Bulb Farm is a beautiful springtime sight.

Marie and I did plein air paintings this morning. It was a bright morning. The colors are amazing, but my watercolors don't do them justice!

Woodland, Washington April 26,2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Three Sunflowers ~ by Allan Wise

Three Sunflowers, 30"x40". This is the largest painting I have done. It is acrylic on canvas.

The light seems to radiate from the tallest sunflower. Marie planted sunflowers last year and I've been wanting to paint some since autumn. We kept three spent sunflowers over the winter, and these are the inspiration for this work. I really liked the faded colors on the dead flowers, but I livened them up a lot in this work. Marie and I both enjoy Van Gogh's works with sunflowers. I'm sure we'll do more sunflowers.

The ground is mostly big brush strokes, the leaves/stalks mostly medium strokes, the sunflowers are mostly palette knife, and the blues and white skies are blended.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Kalama Burger Bar ~ by Allan Wise

Kalama Burger Bar was a gem out of the 1950's. This was a nice stop on US 99 in Kalama, Washington before Interstate 5 was created. The Burger Bar sign has been moved, and the Burger joint has moved and is now an inside eatery also.

This is my first try in painting with a knife. It was fun!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Kalama, Washington "High School Hill" Elm Street

Kalama, Washington is a small town of about 2000 inhabitants. This painting looks east and focuses on Elm Street which is the town's major east/west road. Kalama High School sits at the top of the hill. Behind it and to the right is the football stadium. To the left of the school is the Catholic Church. In the left foreground there is the Methodist Church, and behind it the Kalama Community Building. Rivertown Antiques is in the foreground right. All of these places have sunset views of the Columbia River. This is the old part of Kalama that was originally settled in the 1870's. It has a charming small town feel and is a nice place to live.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

St.Joseph's Catholic Church in Kalama, Washington

St. Joseph's Catholic Church is a picturesque spot in our community of Kalama, Washington. I like the rock formation on the lower right as it adds a permanence to the scene.

Watercolor 12" x 16" April 16, 2008 by Allan Wise

My three month old grandson Silas is being fed by Grandpa Nick Biederman from Chicago. He and I shared baby duties as Silas' Mom and Dad had other business. It's hard to train old grandpas, but Silas gives it a good try!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Horsethief Butte ~ Columbia River Gorge 4/13/2008

Marie and I did plein air paintings at Horsethief Butte in the Columbia River Gorge today. Spring is here today, but supposedly will be gone tomorrow. It was a nice day to paint, and Horsethief Butte provides many great vistas.

Marie and I sat in folding chairs while we did our paintings. Mine was watercolor and hers was guoache. Here is her work ,
and her blog!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's April ~ Play Ball

Reece's First Game

Interested Party

Little Silas Will Have His Turn To Play Ball Too

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

Lake Sacajawea Fountain ~ April 2,2008

A beautiful spring day at Lake Sacajawea in Longview, Washington

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

St. Joseph's Catholic Church ~ Kalama, Washigton

This is a watercolor painting of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kalama, Washington. It sits at the top of a hill next to Kalama High School in our town of 2000 inhabitants.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Interstate Bridge @ Vancouver/Portland

My Grandson, Reece Schutt (age 8), and I spent the afternoon together. I painted the Interstate Bridge between Portland and Vancouver. He painted the Columbia River and sand.

Wind Turbine ~ Oregon High Prarie and Mt. Hood

Oregon High Prarie
To see Marie's Wind Paintings please go here!