|"Dufur View of Mt Hood" 10x10 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
|"Furrowed Fields" 8x8 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
We've had haze this summer from the wildfires. With the exception of the lack of green, the scene is quite similar.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
|"Rattlesnake Mountain at Golden Hour" 8x8 oil on board, © Laura Gable, SOLD|
Pleased to have sold this painting while it was on display at the Anelare Winery in Benton City. A beautiful place to sip wine and enjoy artwork. Visit when you can.
|"Long Shadows" 8x8 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
|"Clouds Overhead" 8x8 oil on board, ©Laura Gable SOLD|
Rattlesnake Mountain (Native American name Lalíik meaning "land above the water") is a 3,527 ft (1,060 m) windswept treeless sub-alpine ridge overlooking the Hanford nuclear site. Parts of the western slope are privately owned ranchland, while the eastern slope is under the federal protection of the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve, a unit of the Hanford Reach National Monument, managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Rattlesnake Mountain is often described as the tallest treeless mountain in the world, but this claim appears to be without foundation. The highest winds recorded on Rattlesnake were around 150 mph (241 kilometers per hour).
Just yesterday winds up on Rattlesnake were clocked over 100 mph. Glad I wasn't up there with an easel. ;-)
|"Sage Bouquets" 5x7 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
Friday, January 23, 2015
These lovely ponds are tucked in the Amon Basin area in Eastern Washington. I hiked in a short distance to find this viewpoint. Not much was happening this day, until 2 bicyclists came zooming past and startled me. For the most part it was just me and the water and the ducks and the sage and the rabbit brush and the trees. A lovely soliloquy for a winter's day. Perhaps I will return there again soon to see what nature provides. Softer colors I'm sure since I pushed these a bit brighter than our true hazy mid-winter tones.
|"Water's Edge" in it's final revision. 9x12 oil on board, ©Laura Gable|
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Yesterday I got an opportunity to paint en plein air. As I was heading south on Leslie Rd, the sun peeked out from behind it's cloud cover, and my car veered left toward Amon Basin Preserve. There is this lovely pond there on both sides of the wide path. I set up looking towards the north and did a quick painting. I like the drama of the water in the foreground as it went almost dark purple then faded towards the soft marshes in the back. The reflections were stunning and the distant trees very soft. After about an hour, when the sun ducked out again, my scene quickly changed and it was time to stop. Nature has a way of keeping us from being too fussy!!