Thursday, December 6, 2018

"Sunflowers on Red"


This is a palette knife painting with lots of texture.  This painting really pops and can be framed or left gallery wrapped.

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Or...https://www.instagram.com/markbidstrup/

20"x20" oil on Canvas.  $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, November 15, 2018

Aspens - Lake Tahoe


Up in lake Tahoe this Autumn I had several trips to catch the Aspens at the peak colors. This is a meadow above the lake on the west shore heading up Ward Creek Canyon.

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8"x6"  Oil on canvas panel.  $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!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Foothill Vineyard - Autumn


Foothill vineyard that's up at 4000 feet in elevation. Views to the Sierras from this location!

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6"x8"  Oil on canvas panel.  $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!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

"Peach Trees"


Join me this weekend in Lafayette, Ca for the art and wine festival. I'll be at a booth close to Starbucks!

This is a Spring painting from a peach grove in Auburn, California.

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9"x12" oil on Linen.  $155.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

"Valley Vineyard II"


This is one of a series of paintings I'm doing from this valley vineyard close to where I grew up. I have a couple of upcoming events to show and sell paintings - very excited! Check them out on my events section of my website.

My paintings at http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

Or...

https://www.instagram.com/markbidstrup/

8"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 - Mark!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

"French Red"


Single French bottle of red wine. This was painted using a long portrait format that I'm really starting to explore, and like! This linen panel is made by Centurion.

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https://www.instagram.com/markbidstrup/

12"x6" oil on linen panel.  $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!



Sunday, June 3, 2018

"West Shore Lake Tahoe"


West shore lake Tahoe location close to Sunnyside. Another great Spring day.  Join me at the Novato art and wine festival this weekend!!! https://www.novatochamber.com/novato_fawm/

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https://www.instagram.com/markbidstrup/

6"x6" oil on board.  $95.00 shipped. (A custom black frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Spring Pear" Lot's of Texture!


Painted with lots of texture using both brushes and palette knifes. Colors much better in person.

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6"x6" oil on panel.  $95.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!



Thursday, April 26, 2018

"Morro Bay - Morning"


This is a view from the beach looking towards the iconic Morro. I've done several pencil sketches from this location as well. Thinking about making this into a large format painting. This is 90% palette knife. This stretch of ocean from Morro bay to Cambria is amazing!

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https://www.instagram.com/markbidstrup/

8"x10" oil on Linen.  $295.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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 2, 2018

"Sonoma Vines"

This location is not far from Artesa vineyards in the Caneros region of Sonoma and Napa valley. Fun little painting. Looking forward to going back.

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8"x10" oil on Linen.  $125.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!

Friday, March 23, 2018

"Peach Trees - Spring" - SOLD!


Peach trees up here in the Sierra foothills are always beautiful this time of year. This is palette knifes and brushwork with lots of texture!

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9"x12" oil on Linen.  $125.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!



Saturday, March 10, 2018

"The Little Farm" - SOLD!


This is a farm just outside of Petaluma in Northern California. Painting at this location in the late Winter and early Spring there are big fields of mustard. This is towards the late afternoon in Spring.

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6"x8" oil on canvas.  $95.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

"View to Lanai" Plein Air


This was painted in Maui from Kam III beach near the boat ramp. I was visited by a mongoose and some curious tourists.  Good fun!

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6"x8" oil on canvas.  $95.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!



Friday, February 16, 2018

Plein air in Cambria, Central Coast California


Painting at a fave location in Cambria on the central coast. I did three paintings in two days on a short trip down to the south. Some fog and light winds and a few "interesting" onlookers.

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8"x8" oil on stretched canvas.  $295.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame available for extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

"Poppies in Provence"


This painting is from the South of France. I used both palette knifes and brushwork to create lots of texture! I have just finished another, without buildings, that I'll post soon. I repainted over parts of this painting as I felt the composition wasn't working for me...I'll repost the painting soon.

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11"x14" Oil on canvas panel.  $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!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

"Three Amigos" or...


On a cold morning a still life was in order. I've been adding wine bottles in my last few still lifes. Good fun!

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11"x14" Oil on canvas panel.  $175.00 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, January 2, 2018

"Three Pear" Original Oil Painting - Sold!


These pears are from a local untended orchard, hence there small-ish size compared to store bought fruit.

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6"x8" Oil on canvas panel.  $95.00 shipped. (A custom black floater frame is available for a extra charge.)

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

Thank you - Mark!





Sunday, November 19, 2017

"Autumn Arrangement"


This is from a Autumn arrangement that I painted on a very stormy afternoon here in the Sierra foothills. I have been painting outdoors quite a bit before Winter gets up here and makes any plein air work problematic.  The very good painter Eric Jacobsen, who does wonderful still lifes, spends more time on the arrangement itself than on the actual painting.

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16"x12" Oil on canvas panel.  $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!



Saturday, November 11, 2017

"Sierra Vineyard" Plein Air


Using my small pochade box I was up painting at a remote vineyard in the Sierra foothills. This vineyard will see snow soon!  I'll be back next week for one more session before the colors are gone for the year. I did another 6"x8" of this vineyard the next morning from my studio using the leftover paint and palette knifes only. Good fun!

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6"x8"  Oil on canvas panel.  $95.00 shipped.

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

Thank you - Mark!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Sierra Lake - Before the Storm" Plein Air



















Painting just above the town of Auburn in the mid-morning. The rain was just starting as I had setup and made for a quick little painting with my 6"x8"pochade box.  The Autumn colors where muted from the incoming storm this morning at this little lake.

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6"x8"  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!