Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Maui Views"


This is from one of the beaches south of the town of Kihei in Maui looking toward the west mountain. There are a series of beaches on this side all the way down to Wailea that are paint perfect locations.

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
8"x10" oil on canvas. $225.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

"Lake Tahoe - Spring Pond"


This is a marsh and pond near Kings Beach in north Lake Tahoe. I've painted this scene on location several times, but this is work from a plein air painting this past Spring and reference photos. Directly across from the lake it used to be a dumping ground, but now has been restored to its pristine state. Very beautiful!

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

9"x12" oil on 3/4" canvas. $325.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!


Friday, November 4, 2016

"Carmel Surf"


South of the village of Carmel where there isn't a bad view!  Typical morning with puffs of fog coming in off the Pacific. Lots of texture and depth.

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

8"x10" oil on Raymar plein air panel. $225.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!


Monday, October 24, 2016

"West Maui Mountain"


This view is from Kihei on the southwest side of Maui. The photograph could be better as the colors are much more vivid in real life.


Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
6"x8" oil on panel. $155.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"Gold Hill Barn - Summer"


I'm up today in Lake Tahoe on the last day of Summer and we are getting a really good storm coming in from the Southwest.  This painting, though, was done in the heat of mid-Summer near the historic town of Coloma in the gold country. Very hot day!

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
8"x10" oil on panel. $195.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"Truckee River Morning" Lake Tahoe


This painting is from a few miles outside of Tahoe City going towards the town of Truckee. I studied with Antonin Passemard and his wife Anastasia dukhanina and they really lay in the oil paint on their plein air paintings. Great inspiration. This painting has lots of texture as well!

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
10"x8" oil on panel. $195.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!



Sunday, August 14, 2016

"Lake Tahoe - Twin Peaks" Plein Air


Behind the ski resort Alpine Meadows are these peaks on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. This was a plein air piece that I retouched in the studio.

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

12"x16" oil on panel. $335.00 shipped. I can provide a wide variety of framing options.

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

Thank you!




Monday, August 1, 2016

"Blackwood Creek - Lake Tahoe" Plein air


Favorite place to paint up on the West shore of Lake Tahoe in Blackwood Canyon. I will paint up here almost every visit. Always something new to explore along Blackwood creek.

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

6"x8" oil on panel. $135.00 shipped.

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



Monday, July 25, 2016

"Commons Beach - Lake Tahoe" Plein Air


Plein air painting from Tahoe City with a view to the south, specifically looking toward Heavenly valley. Palette knife painting.

8"x6" oil on canvas. $225.00 Shipped and framed in a nice natural floater frame!

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.



Monday, July 4, 2016

"Sand Harbor - Lake Tahoe" Plein Air Painting


Plein air painting in Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe on a cool late Spring day.  No crowds and perfect weather!

8"x6" oil on canvas. $225.00 Shipped.

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.

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.