Thursday, June 23, 2016

"North Lake Tahoe 2016 Plein Air Event"


Six paintings in five days at this years (2016) North Lake Tahoe Plein air event. 25 artists participated this year. Wild weather, including snow one morning! Great fun!

Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW) for more examples.

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

Thank you.

Friday, June 10, 2016

"Foggy Morning at the Lake" Plein Air


Foggy morning at the lake. Painting with the Benicia Plein air group. Quiet, poetic, painting done on a very cool, moody, morning. Plein air palette knife painting. This week up at Lake Tahoe for the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air open. Great show on Friday night (6\17) at the Tahoe City Maritime museum.

7" x 5" Oil on canvas panel- unframed original oil. $175.00.

Questions or comments direct to m_bidstrup@yahoo.com.

Thank you.




Sunday, May 29, 2016

"China Cove Pt. Lobos" in Carmel


I was down in Carmel last week and was able to do some sketching and took many reference photographs in beautiful Pt. Lobos just south of the village. This is the iconic China cove which is on the south side of the park and not to be missed. I'm going to paint this in a larger format (18"x24") in the near future. Good fun!

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW) for more examples.

6"x8"  Oil on canvas panel. $175.00 shipped and without frame.

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

Thank you.

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Late Spring - Napa Valley"


Napa Valley in the late Spring. This is pretty much a 100% palette knife painting. I have a much larger (20"x20") painting of this site I'll post soon. I pushed the colors on the larger painting.

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW) for more examples.

8"x10"  Oil on Raymar Plein air Panel. $195.00 shipped and without frame.

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

Thank you.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

"Spring Runoff in the Mountains"


Spring runoff in the mountains. I was up in Lake Tahoe today and the snow is starting to melt in earnest. Waterfalls are really going and on the way back home heavy downpours entering the foothills.

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW) for more examples.

8" x 6" Oil on canvas Panel. $175.00 shipped and without frame.

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

Thank you.

Monday, April 11, 2016

"Sea Ranch Escape" Plein Air Painting


Painted on a rainy afternoon up at Sea Ranch just below the Northern California coastal town of Gualala.  Had to bring in the easel a couple of times between showers! This was 90% a palette knife painting.

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

New website. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

8"x6" Oil on canvas Panel. $175.00 shipped and without frame.

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

Thank you.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

"West Shore Lake Tahoe" Large Painting


This is from the west shore (Sugar Pine Pt) and used both brushwork and palette knifes. Based on a small (6x6") painting I did last year that's now sold. This one is going to the North lake Tahoe Arts members show in Tahoe city. Opening reception next Friday night!

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

New website. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

24"x24" Oil on 1.5" stretched canvas.  $575.00 shipped and without frame, but could be simply as is gallery wrapped in black.

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

Thank you.

Friday, March 18, 2016

"On the Corner of Oaks and Vines" - Napa


Recent trip to Napa in the Autumn yielded some good studies. Lot's of texture with brushes and palette knifes. Good fun!

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

New website. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

6"x8" Oil on canvas Panel. $175.00 shipped and without frame.

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

Thank you.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

"Provence Patterns"


Palette knife painting of a field in Provence France. I did this in a much larger format as well which has been sold.

5" x 7" Oil on canvas panel- unframed original oil - $125.00 Shipped.

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

New website. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

"Last Farm on Highway 4" Plein Air


Inspired by Pam Glover who painted at this location years ago. I went out on a very warm day and painted the scene from almost the same perspective. This farm is located just as you leave Franklin Canyon. Painted 100% on location in a mid to late afternoon.

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

New website. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

8"x10" Oil on Raymar Plein Air Panel. $275.00 shipped and without frame.

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

Thank you.

Monday, February 1, 2016

"Sand Harbor III - Lake Tahoe"


This is summer at Sand Harbor on the east shore of Lake Tahoe looking towards south shore. Great location and I have been painting a series of Sand Harbor scenes past few months. Great fun!

6"x8" oil on 3/4" Canvas. $195.00 shipped. I have really nice natural wood floater frames for these paintings I can add as well.

I have 5 paintings currently on display at: https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE in Vacaville, Ca.

New website. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

"Northern California - Seascape"


Up north this week near the town of Gualala, near Mendocino, painting and sketching and taking lots of reference photos. Both a brush and palette knife painting.

6"x8" oil on canvas panel. $185.00 Shipped.

New website:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/mark-bidstrup

Visit my blog at: http://markbidstrup-paintings.blogspot.com/

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


Thank you!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

"Storm in the Foothills"


Up here in Northern California in the Sierra foothills we have finally been enjoying some really good storms. This is mostly a palette knife painting. Great fun! Last few weeks of my showing at the Cuvee Wine Bar - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

8"x10: oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $195.00. Looks great in a black and gold plein air frame.

New website:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/mark-bidstrup

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


Thank you!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

"Autumn in the Canyon - Lake Tahoe"


This past Autumn on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. I paint in this canyon several times a year.
Lots of texture with both brushwork and palette knifes! I still have 10 paintings on display and for sale and Cuvee Wine bar in Vacaville - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

6"x8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $175.00. Looks great in a black and gold plein air frame.

New website:  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/artists/mark-bidstrup

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


Thank you!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

"Aspen Colorado - First Snow"



This is from a recent trip to Aspen Colorado. Heading south up to Independence pass.

8"x6" oil on 3/4" canvas. $175.00 shipped. Looks great in a black with gold lipped plein air style frame.

Currently 10 paintings on display at a new Wine bar in Vacaville, Ca - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

New website just setup. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

"Aspen Grove in the Canyon"


Autumn scene of Aspens in Blackwood canyon on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Autumn colors went very fast this year up in the high country.

8"x10" oil on canvas panel. $175.00 shipped. Looks great in a black with gold lipped plein air style frame.

Currently 10 paintings on display at a new Wine bar in Vacaville, Ca - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

New website just setup. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Sea Ranch Escape" Small Painting!


This is from a cove not far from a home we rent up in far reaches of northern California near the town of Gualala.

5"x7" Oil on canvas panel. $125.00 Shipped.

Currently 10 paintings on display at a new Wine bar in Vacaville, Ca - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

New website just setup. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Autumn in the Sierras"


I'm in Colorado this week, but wanted to post a painting I did a couple of weeks ago from the west shore of Lake tahoe. Most of the Aspens were already fading, but cottonwoods and willows had plenty of color still.

10"x8" Oil on linen panel. $155.00 Shipped.

Currently 10 paintings on display at a new Wine bar in Vacaville, Ca - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

New website just setup. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!

Friday, October 16, 2015

"Late Summer at Mt Vernon Winery"


Morning at Mt Vernon winery in Auburn, Ca. Very warm morning looking east towards a neighbors farm.

8"x10" Oil on linen panel. $195.00 Shipped.

Currently 10 paintings on display at a new Wine bar in Vacaville, Ca - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

New website just setup. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

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

Thank you!

Monday, October 5, 2015

"Tahoe Vista Meadow" Hints of Autumn


This is a meadow up on the north shore of Lake Tahoe, just before you reach Kings Beach coming from Tahoe City. I have driven by this meadow and pond so many times saying I'm going to paint it. Finally did. Just starting to get Autumn colors up in the high country.

Currently 10 paintings on display at a new Wine bar in Vacaville, Ca - https://www.facebook.com/CuveeE

New website just setup. Please visit: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)

9"x12" Oil on canvas panel. $225.00 Shipped.

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

Thank you!