Saturday, July 4, 2015

"West Shore - Lake Tahoe" - SOLD!


West shore painting in the Spring. Already the snow is gone off these peaks. This sold at a silent auction. I have been painting a few of these small paintings from this location.

6"x6" Oil on canvas Panel. $145.00 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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Laguna Beach - Study"


Laguna Beach small oil study. This is from Heisler park on the north end of town near divers cove. There was a man sitting on the bench next to me who was going to dive, but decided not due to heavy fog that burned off very quickly. This study shows the fog just about gone. (The painting has much more color than this picture captured.)

6"x8" Oil on canvas Panel. $145.00 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.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"South Fork American River" Plein Air


Painting on the South Fork of the American River with the painter Mike Bagdonas. This view is from Coloma, the gold discovery site, looking towards Placerville to the south. Great location with many areas to paint.

8"x10" Oil on canvas 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.



Thursday, May 28, 2015

"Crystal Cove Beach" Plein Air in Orange Country



This is Crystal Cove beach just north of Laguna Beach in Orange county Los Angeles. I spent a day in Laguna and Crystal Cove painting a few plein air paintings. So many famous painters have visited these beaches and painted plein air and no wonder as the light is very special here.

6"x8" Oil on canvas 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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"St Remy De Provence - Landscape"

This is from the town St Remy De Provence at the Saint-Paul Asylum Where Vincent Van Gogh painted a large amount of paintings including (nearby Arles) the very famous  Starry_Night_Over_the_Rhone. This view is just as you enter into the asylum. He painted this grove of olive trees from several angles.We spent a morning at this location touring the asylum and the grounds.

9x12" Oil on Canvas Panel. $375.00 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!



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Last Farm - Hwy 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.

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.



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"The Winter Pear" - SOLD


Painted on a cold Winter day. Lots of texture in this little painting using both palette knifes and brushwork.

6"x6"  Oil on board. $175.00 unframed. These still life's look great 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!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

"Mt. Diablo - Springtime"


This is a Springtime view of Mt. Diablo from the Briones regional park west of the mountain. I have painted this scene on location several times in different seasons.

11" x 14" oil on primed board.  Unframed and shipped at $375.00. Looks great in a gold plein air frame.

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

New Website: http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/ and a new gallery showing several paintings at http://www.northtahoearts.com/

Thank you!!!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Northern California Coastline"


From the north coast of California above Bodega Bay. Morning in the spring time after the waves have settled down from the Winter storms.

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

I have a new gallery showing several paintings at http://www.northtahoearts.com/

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


Thank you!!!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Emerald Bay Study"


I spent a mid afternoon taking pictures and sketching from several spots here at Emerald Bay before considering this perspective for a small painting. I'm going to paint this one in a  larger format soon.  I had thought about painting from this location plein air that day, but it was very crowded...

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

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

Slowly developing my website: http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

Thank you!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Sierra Stream"


I getting ready to spend a week with two very good plein air artists up in the Sierras in a couple of weeks.
Antonin Passemard and his wife Anastasia Dukhanina will be teaching in North Lake Tahoe and then off to teach at the 2015 Plein air Convention in Monterey. This is a paint over from a similar composition, but needed a little redo...ha.

10"x8" Oil on Raymar Plein air panel.  Unframed and shipped at $225.00. Looks great in a gold plein air style frame.

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

Thank you!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Valley Sunflowers"


Painting in the Suisun valley. Here's a field of sunflowers not to far off the freeway on a Summer day. This valley is one valley over from the Napa Valley looking west.

9"x12" Oil on Linen panel. $285.00 shipping included and unframed.

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 7, 2015

"Summer Breeze at the Farm"

Another Pleasant Hill farm painting. This one was from a picture I took last year just outside the shed where they sell the produce. Heavy impasto from much palette knife work. Good fun!

10"x8" Oil on Linen panel. $185.00 shipping included and unframed.

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!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

"Pt Lobos - Carmel" - SOLD!


This is a view from the trail in the "Allan Memorial Grove" in Pt Lobos looking north towards the town of Carmel. It's a who's who of those that have painted here since this site has been discovered. Some local masters of made great work of this park as well as in the past.  Mark Farina has gone so far as to map out locations he's in favor with - Mark Farina Studio.favorite-painting-locations-on-the-monterey-peninsula-pt-lobos.

9"x12" Oil on Linen panel. $325.00 shipping included and unframed.

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!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"The Little Lake"


I have painted at this little lake a couple of times and revisiting it with a Spring impression. I'm working up a larger version of this in the near future. Just came back from the central coast and did some plein air work in Cambria which I will post.

6"x8" Oil on canvas panel. $185.00 - unframed and shipped. Looks very good in a plein air style black and gold frame.


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!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

"West Shore Lake Tahoe - Blackwood Canyon Creek"


This is a favorite location to paint in Blackwood Canyon on the West shore of Lake Tahoe, not too far from Homewood. This is a Spring version with plenty of water coming off the slopes and with some help from the several beaver dams just behind this location.

8"x10" oil on Raymar Plein Air panel. $325.00.

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!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

"Provence Spring" Southern France Impression


An 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. I have a upcoming trip to the south of France and looking forward to capturing many of the views from the Rhone river.

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!)

And my Website that's a work in progress:: http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

Thank you!!! 


Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Mendocino Coast Splash" - SOLD


From the north coast of California near Mendocino. This shows a softer morning light.

6"x8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $155.00. Looks great in a black and gold plein air frame.

I have a new gallery showing several paintings at http://www.northtahoearts.com/

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


Thank you!!!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Truckee River Morning" Plein Air


Painted on a early Fall day on the Truckee river. Very cold morning and when I moved my easel the painting hit a over hanging limb and popped out of the easel face down....after a good 30 minutes I was able to remove the debris...Good fun.

5"x7" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $125.00. Looks great in a black and gold plein air frame.

I have a new gallery showing several paintings at http://www.northtahoearts.com/

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


Thank you!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

"Mt Vernon Winery" Plein air


Painted on a Autumn day at Mt. Vernon Winery in Auburn. I caught this scene as the winery's Fall colors were just changing. The harvest was going on behind me in a field busy with activity. I used both palette knifes and brushes for this piece.

8"x6" oil on board. $215.00 shipping included.

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

Thank you!