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. $325.00 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!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

"Sunflowers in Provence Vase"


Sunflowers arranged in a favorite vase from Provence. I painted this with brushes and then let it set and then I went back at it with palette knifes for lots of texture. As they say "fat over lean". This would look very good in a black with gold trim plein air frame.

9"x12" Oil on Linen panel. $325 shipping included.

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

Thank you!!!




Thursday, July 3, 2014

"Simple Gift"


A still life single rose painting on a late, cool, afternoon with the winds blowing hard on our hill. Palette knifes and brushwork used on this painting.

8"x6" oil on Raymar Plein Air panel $185.00 Shipped!

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, June 10, 2014

"Field in Provence"



Field in Provence on a spring day. Both palette knifes and brushwork used on this painting. I took a advanced class from Terry Miura a few months ago and regarding paths he likes to completely paint thru them and then reintroduce them back in. Seems an organic approach which I practiced on this particular piece.

8"x10" oil on Raymar Plein air panel - $325 shipping included.

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

Visit my website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/ for more examples of my work.

Friday, May 16, 2014

"South Fork Yuba River - Spring"


This river runs along Hwy 80 heading over the pass to Truckee. The Spring snow melt can really bring this river up. I repainted this scene on a birch wood panel in a larger format. Great fun!

(This one is going to a gallery in Tahoe city in September unless sold before.)

6" x 8" oil on traditional canvas - $175.00.

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

Thank you!!!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Spring's Pear"


Colorful pear painted on a cool rainy day. This perhaps is a bit more stylized than I normally treat my still life work, but I liked the glow this painting has. Great fun!

6"x6"  Oil on canvas panel. $175.00 unframed. These still life's look very good 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!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

"Sonoma Vineyard - Spring"


I've painted this vineyard in 3 different formats. The largest one is at the Valley Art Gallery. This one was painted almost exclusively with palette knifes. Really good Spring greens in Sonoma!

6"x8"  Oil on Raymar plein air panel. $225.00 unframed. 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!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Plein Air Class - American River" With Jake Gaedtke


This class dealt strictly with value sketches, both thumbnails and then monochromatic oil sketches to see relationships between the tricky scenes before landscape painters eyes. I enjoyed the fact that Jake Gaedtke stressed from his mentoring with the very talented Jay Moore that you want to get your composition and values correct before you start!

Jake is teaching from the Sacramento based "School of Light and Color".

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com for any questions or paintings (gallery inquiries are always welcome!) and also visit my new website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/.

Thank you!!!




Tuesday, March 4, 2014

"Winter Landscape"


Winter landscape from a sketch I did earlier in the season. This was a paint over (Which I like to do) of a older painting that had thinly applied brushwork. Redone with vigorous palette knife work.

5" x 7" Oil on panel. $125.00 Shipped!

Please contact me at m_bidstrup@yahoo.com if you are interested in this painting. (gallery inquiries are always welcome!) and also visit my new website http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/.

Thank you!!!



Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Half Dome - Evening Light"



One of the iconic images of California. I am currently working on a series of Yosemite paintings. And no I won't be climbing half dome this summer :-)

10" x 8" Oil on Raymar Plein Air panel. $225.00 Shipped!

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



Thursday, February 6, 2014

"Runoff - South Yuba River"


Spring Run (last year) off the west slope of the Sierra Nevada range near the summit. This is the south fork of the Yuba river. Winter storms are just now arriving giving hope for similar scenes.

8"x6" oil on canvas panel. $175.00.

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

Thank you!!!





Wednesday, January 22, 2014

"Poppy Field - California"


A spring time study of a poppy field in northern California. Just completed a 16"x20" version from this study which looks good in a black plein air style frame.

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $225.00

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

Thank you!!!


Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Sonoma Barn"


Painted plein air on a warm morning just outside of the town of Petaluma. Favorite spot with fields of mustard (late Winter, spring), barns, and vineyards. (Palette knife and brushes were used on this painting.)

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $250.00

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

Thank you!!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Maui Tradewinds"


Towards the west mountain of Maui from Kihei. Didn't get very many tradewind days this year, but when it blows it's quite a show. Palette knife used for most of this painting.

5"x7" Oil on linen Panel. $135.00 unframed. Shipping included.

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



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Martis Valley Autumn"


Martis Valley on a late Autumn afternoon near the town of Truckee. I just finished a 9"x12" of this location as well. (Palette knife and brushes were used on this painting.)

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel.  Unframed and shipped at $150.00

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

Thank you!!!


Friday, October 25, 2013

"Autumn Pear"

I picked this pear from a abandoned orchard near a country road not far from my home. The only pears left on this tree were out of the reach of the many deer that roam these foothills.

6"x6" Oil on Panel.  Unframed at $125.00

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




Friday, October 4, 2013

"Twin Peaks - Lake Tahoe"


I have painted from this West shore of Lake Tahoe location several times. It's always a good place for hiking, biking, and painting ;-) The ski resort Alpine Meadows shares the mountain behind this view.

(This painting is heading up to a gallery in Lake Tahoe September 2014)

12"x 9" Oil on Linen Canvas Panel.  Unframed and shipped at $475.00

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

Thank you.