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.  $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!



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.  $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 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!

Friday, October 27, 2017

"Coronado Island - San Diego" Plein Air


Plein air painting in San Diego today as the fog was burning off. This is on Coronado Island looking towards Point Loma. Staying at the very beautiful Hotel Del Coronado. Trying out my small pochade paint box plein air for the first time. Good fun!

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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!

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.

More examples of my work: http://markbidstrup.fineartstudioonline.com/

Email me at: m_bidstrup@yahoo.com

Thank you.



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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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!