Thursday, September 14, 2017

Picking a Location to Paint? - "Blackwood Canyon Creek"


I was talking to the North Coast painter (John Hewitt) this past weekend in Lake Tahoe about locations to paint and he's done what only one other painter I know of has done and that's publish a book on his work and include the locations of his favorite sites. If you are painting up on the north coast of California then this book would be a great resource for painters or photographers. I think I'll start compiling a list of painting locations up in the Lake Tahoe region...

This was a 10"x8" oil on panel. $295.00 unframed.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"Benicia - Waterfront" Plein Air


2nd Annual Benicia Plein Air event. There was 60 painters in attendance this year! Great judging by Randall Sexton. This was from the water front off of W H St. Great painting location...I did a second painting just after this of the tug boat station.

Great fun!

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9x12" Oil on canvas. $295.00 shipped.

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

Thank you - Mark!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"North Lake Tahoe Meadow" Plein Air



Up this week in Lake Tahoe doing some painting on the north shore. Very busy week up here as Summer is winding down.

See more of my paintings at:  http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

8"x10"  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 - Mark!




Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Sunflowers and Apples"


This is the first painting from a weekend spent with the great artist Eric Jacobsen at the Pleasanton Art league.

See more of my paintings at:  http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

14"x11" Oil on linen panel.  $395.00 shipped.

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

Thank you - Mark!




Thursday, June 1, 2017

"West Shore - Lake Tahoe" Plein Air


Painting up in Lake Tahoe last week on a warm late afternoon. This is on the west shore near Sunnyside resort.

See more of my paintings at:  http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

8"x6" Oil on canvas. $195.00 shipped.

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

Thank you - Mark!

Monday, May 15, 2017

"Sierra Foothills - Small Lake"


Painting this week at a small lake in the Sierra foothills. Lots of changing light in the morning as the clouds were moving quickly from the Sierras to the east.

See more of my paintings at:  http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

8"x6" Oil on canvas. $170.00 shipped.

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

Thank you - Mark!



Monday, April 24, 2017

"View to Lanai" Maui Plein Air Painting


Painting this week in Maui with a view to the island of Lanai. This is from the Kihei boat ramp mid-morning. No palm trees here, but did have a mongoose visit me.

6"x8" oil on canvas panel.

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

Thank you!

Monday, April 3, 2017

"Avila Beach - Central Coast"


Avila Beach down the central coast is always a favorite destination. This is a mid-afternoon view. This size is a bit of a deviation from my other paintings as I've been painting with big sheets of canvas and then cutting them down to size and adhering them to boards to paint on. The Russian impressionists favored this size for some reason...?

7"x11" oil on un-mounted canvas. $190.00 shipped.

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

Thank you - Mark!

Monday, March 20, 2017

"Cooks Meadow - Yosemite"


Painting based on a smaller (6"x8") painting I did last week. This is from one of the iconic meadows in the Yosemite valley. Mostly brushwork on this particular painting. Just a few slashes with the palette knifes.

12"x16" oil on canvas panel. $250.00 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 - Mark!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

"West Shore Tahoe Creek - Autumn"


I painted this on a very cool morning in October on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. There were several good stands of Aspens, but this scene (I have the photos) was just perfect.

7"x5" oil on prepared masonite board. $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!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

"Three Winter Pears"


Brush and palette knife painting with lots of texture! Good fun.

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

8"x8" 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!



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"Napa Dreaming" Large Painting


This location is not far from the famous The French Laundry restaurant, which I have not had the pleasure of dining. I have painted plein air here a few times and this is the second big painting from that location. Great fun. Brushes and palette knifes for texture. Looks great in a black with gold lip frame.

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
20"x20" oil on canvas. $550.00 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 - Mark!

Monday, December 26, 2016

"Laguna Beach - Mid Morning" Texture!


Another Laguna Beach painting from Divers cove looking south. Great place!!! This is a 99% palette knife painting. Colors are much better in person. Fun little painting and I have to laugh at my palette after a painting like this is done. It's a very abstracted version of one of these textured paintings.

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
6"x8"  oil on Raymar plein air panel. $145.00 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!


Thursday, December 22, 2016

"Cypresses In Provence"



Cypresses in the south of France. We were there last Spring just as the red poppies were coming out.  Visiting the town of St. Remy de Provence and it's environs certainly a highlight.

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
6"x8" oil on canvas. $195.00 shipped.

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

Thank you!







Monday, December 19, 2016

"Maui Days" Small Painting - SOLD!


Another painting from south Kihei in Maui looking toward the west mountain. The colors of this painting are much better in person.

Please visit for more examples: Dailypaintworks Mark Bidstrup (DPW)
6"x8" oil on canvas. $195.00 shipped. I can include a nice natural wood floater frame with this piece.

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

Thank you!


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!