Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Spring's Pear"


Colorful pear painted on a cool rainy day. This perhaps is a bit more stylized than I normally treat my still life work, but I liked the glow this painting has. Great fun!

6"x6"  Oil on canvas panel. $175.00 unframed. These still life's look very good in a simple black plein air frame. Shipping included.

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/ for more examples of my work.

Thank you!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Sonoma Vineyard - Spring"


I've painted this vineyard in 3 different formats. The largest one is at the Valley Art Gallery. This one was painted almost exclusively with palette knifes. Really good Spring greens in Sonoma!

6"x8"  Oil on Raymar plein air panel. $225.00 unframed. Shipping included.

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/ for more examples of my work.


Thank you!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Plein Air Class - American River" With Jake Gaedtke


This class dealt strictly with value sketches, both thumbnails and then monochromatic oil sketches to see relationships between the tricky scenes before landscape painters eyes. I enjoyed the fact that Jake Gaedtke stressed from his mentoring with the very talented Jay Moore that you want to get your composition and values correct before you start!

Jake is teaching from the Sacramento based "School of Light and Color".

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com for any questions or paintings (gallery inquiries are always welcome!) and also visit my new website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/.

Thank you!!!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"Winter Landscape"


Winter landscape from a sketch I did earlier in the season. This was a paint over (Which I like to do) of a older painting that had thinly applied brushwork. Redone with vigorous palette knife work.

5" x 7" Oil on panel. $125.00 Shipped!

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!) and also visit my new website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/.

Thank you!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Half Dome - Evening Light"



One of the iconic images of California. I am currently working on a series of Yosemite paintings. And no I won't be climbing half dome this summer :-)

10" x 8" Oil on Raymar Plein Air panel. $225.00 Shipped!

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Runoff - South Yuba River"


Spring Run (last year) off the west slope of the Sierra Nevada range near the summit. This is the south fork of the Yuba river. Winter storms are just now arriving giving hope for similar scenes.

8"x6" oil on canvas panel. $175.00.

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Poppy Field - California"


A spring time study of a poppy field in northern California. Just completed a 16"x20" version from this study which looks good in a black plein air style frame.

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $225.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Thank you!!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Sonoma Barn"


Painted plein air on a warm morning just outside of the town of Petaluma. Favorite spot with fields of mustard (late Winter, spring), barns, and vineyards. (Palette knife and brushes were used on this painting.)

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $250.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Maui Tradewinds"


Towards the west mountain of Maui from Kihei. Didn't get very many tradewind days this year, but when it blows it's quite a show. Palette knife used for most of this painting.

5"x7" Oil on linen Panel. $135.00 unframed. Shipping included.

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Martis Valley Autumn"


Martis Valley on a late Autumn afternoon near the town of Truckee. I just finished a 9"x12" of this location as well. (Palette knife and brushes were used on this painting.)

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $150.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Thank you!!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

"Autumn Pear"

I picked this pear from a abandoned orchard near a country road not far from my home. The only pears left on this tree were out of the reach of the many deer that roam these foothills.

6"x6" Oil on Panel.  Unframed at $125.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)


Friday, October 4, 2013

"Twin Peaks - Lake Tahoe"


I have painted from this West shore of Lake Tahoe location several times. It's always a good place for hiking, biking, and painting ;-) The ski resort Alpine Meadows shares the mountain behind this view.

12"x 9" Oil on Linen Canvas Panel.  Unframed and shipped at $475.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Thank you.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Provence Spring"



A impression from a past trip to France. I have been doing two different styles of applying the foreground poppies. This one is a bit more literal than the larger pieces I'm working on.

11" x 14" Oil on board.  Unframed and shipped at $575.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Napa Vineyard"


This larger piece was painted from a plein air (8"x10") painting I did in Yountville, CA very near the famous restaurant French Laundry. Finished this before lunch!

20" x 20" Oil on canvas.  Unframed (Would look good in either a black or gold frame) and shipped at $1,100.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Neighbor's House" Plein air


Painted plein air from my driveway...Mid afternoon on a late Spring day. Used both brushes and palette knifes to complete this. I probably have to give this one away when I move :-)

8" x 6" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $175.00

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)

Thank you!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

"Summer Field" Plein Air



Painted on a summer late afternoon at a small farm in Pleasant Hill. I'm doing a series of paintings from this site all on small formats of oil on board and oil on linen panels.

Questions, comments, or commissions send me a email at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com.

5"x7" Oil on panel. $130 Shipping included.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

"Lanai Morning" Plein Air


This was painted from the town of Kihei (West Maui) in the early morning. Already warming up by 10:00am  at this location with just enough shade to finish. I did 3 of these from the same location using palette knifes.


To see\purchase my work send me a email at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com.

6" x 8" Oil on Raymar panel..$275.00. Shipped within the US free of charge.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

"Feels Like Summer" Plein Air Barn In Franklin Canyon




This field is usually filled with cows, but not today. I think it was too hot and they found shelter down in the valley. I've painted this barn several times. It's only a few miles away from the historic John Muir home.

Questions, comments, or commissions send me a email at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com

6" x 8" Oil on Canvas panel.$200.00. Shipped within the US free of charge.

Thank you!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pt. Lobos Path

Painted plein air on a Spring day near the southern end of Pt. Lobos. The afternoon winds started picking up  at this exposed location. I (just before I did this painting) was walking through a forested path less than a mile away and ran into Jesse Powell painting with Scott Christensen. Wow!

6" x 8" Oil on Canvas panel.$230.00. Shipped within the US free of charge.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Pt Lobos - Grey Day In Carmel


Spent a long weekend in Carmel and took many good reference photographs and was able to paint a few oil sketches.

6" x 8" Oil on Canvas panel.$130.00 shipped within the US.