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!




Saturday, October 11, 2014

"West Shore - Lake Tahoe"


This is from the west shore of Lake Tahoe near Sugar Pine Point looking north.

5"x7" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $225.00. 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 if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Twin Peaks - Lake Tahoe" Small Plein Air Painting


I really enjoyed painting from this location on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. I have just completed another version of this in the 9"x12" format. The 9x12 was a plein air piece I was working on for the NLT Plein Air Open (http://www.northtahoearts.com/) in Lake Tahoe, but I decided to scrape it and redo it in the studio.This came out much how I had hoped, which is pretty rare....ha. I'll post the larger one next week after it is signed.


6"x8" oil on Raymar Plein Air panel. $255.00 Shipping included.

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

"North Lake Tahoe 2014 Plein Air Open"


After a successful week of painting in north Lake Tahoe here's some of the results from the week. We had a a great weekend at Northstar while the food and wine festival was going on. (http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/info/calendar/calendarevent.autumn_food_and_wine.item.asp)

Great organization by NLT Arts http://northtahoearts.com/plein_air.html. I have 4 additional paintings in the North Tahoe arts Gallery in Tahoe City. Can't wait for next year!

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

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Pleasant Hill Farm" - Sold!





Painted on a summer day in the late afternoon at a small farm in Pleasant Hill. Painted with brushes and then with palette knifes for texture.

The week of September 1st I'm headed to Lake Tahoe for a great plein air festival -  North Tahoe Arts 2014 plein air event. Over 30 artists will be participating this year with the art work being presented at the Food and Wine festival (2014 Food and Wine) at  Northstar.

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

7"x5" Oil on linen panel. $175 Shipping included.

Thank you!!!