Once a Logging Road

Old-Logging-Road

 

First, I’d like to apologize for the extra posts some people received a few days ago. Fuse blew in the studio, computers crashed, amazingly the post in question was duplicated 32 times and began sending the mailing list out. What a mess. I try not to overstep my welcome.

So, back to this new painting: Imagine giant 80-ton log trucks rumbling down this little road. Must have been a nature-nightmare, but now it’s about as serene as it gets for cutover forest, an occasional big tree still left here and there. We’re lucky enough to have a few of these big guys here at our place, standing beside the old haul-road like overlords sweating they might be next. But, thankfully, industry is gone and we’re making sure it doesn’t come here again any time soon. I like the way the sun falls on the road, like little searchlights.

Old-Logging-Road-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed. Outside edge of the frame is about 12″ x 15″.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
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Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

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Golden-crowned Kinglet – Huckleberries

Golden-crowned-Kinglet-and-Huckleberries

Not 20 feet out the studio window, Nancy’s blueberry leaves are showing some amazing fall bronze, green and yellow. So, then a little golden-crowned kinglet came along. This painting was just meant to be, I guess. Someone asked me how these small paintings feel to paint after miles of paint on big murals. To tell the truth, what I like is the simple fact they’re not commissions and I have to please someone other than myself. Other than that, it’s all the same, just the brush sizes are different, and maybe the fact that I use my fingers on these – and the back of my hand of the bigger stuff.

 

One of my last posts sold to a past client who bought it for her budding artist grand-daughter. I wrote a little card to go with it which gave me a chance to speak of what I actually liked about the painting, what to look for if I were her. It was fun to think about.

This one? Look at the cool feathers compared to the rest of it, but not ‘cool’ in the 60’s sense. The slight coolness of the bird should make it recede (cool colors generally recede in a painting), but they just blow out at you because the rest of it is so hot.

Golden-crnd-Kinglet-Huckleberries-framed

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed.

The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Outside measurements are about 12″ x 15″ Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week. Send this to someone who might appreciate what I’m painting and tell them to sign up for more posts. I’m trying to expand my list. An email  to me with their address will work.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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The Top of Our Hill – a new painting

Top-of-our-hill

Sorry, this is sold.

About two minutes from my studio, our road drops to the Chimacum Creek Estuary. When we moved in here, we asked what was ‘down there’ and were told simply, ‘oh, some water, a few trees, it just deadends into the forest’. Little did we realize there was a place worthy of park-status, and we’ve loved it ever since. Salmon, herons, kingfishers, Nancy recently spotted a mountain lion almost exactly here.I’ve painted the road many times, but never with the warm glow of fall, so here’s an warm fall-color rendition. Recently, our local Land Trust just bought some of it, saving this place for us and everyone else.

 

Top-of-our-hill-framed* Click images and they should enlarge in your browser.

This ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed. Outside measurements are about 12″ x 15″.
The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Nuthatch in the Wild Cherry

Nuthatch-Cherry

Right down the lane from our studio some wild cherries are in the last throws of fall color. Bronze and red, yellow and  a little remaining green – stunning colors in a sea of cedars and fir. These trees appear to  have begun their lives in the 1980’s when our forest was cleared, then stump and dirt were sold for the house. I still see the guy around town who did this, and it’s all I can do not to yell at the poor guy.

 

But that happened 30 years ago, and since these hardwood cherries only live 30 years or so, I thought I’d eulogize them a bit with this painting. When they fall from winter storms and tired roots, I get the chainsaw out and most will eventually end up in our fireplace where we enjoy them again. And, the red-breasted nuthatches searching for spiders will find another tree to check out. For me, this painting will be a reminder of a thoughtful moment in our forest when I stood down there pondering the fall leaves.

 

Nuthatch-Cherry-framedThis ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed. Outside measurements are about 12″ x 15″.

The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print. If you’re interested, you should let me know as these smaller paintings haven’t been staying around long.
Email us for details.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs. She has a new show up at Gallery Nine in Port Townsend. Stop in and see it.

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed-Chickadee

Sorry, it’s sold.

I have an ongoing series with this little bird, and their buddies, the  nuthatches, kinglets and wrens. This time of year the leaves are mostly gone off the alders and maples, and for the first time in months I can see their beautiful shapes. Some of the older trees are nicely festooned with moss and lichens, making for even better drawings. The birds and branches, nice subjects for small paintings of these small birds that are currently flocking together in little gangs. They’re this summer’s families, still bonded together and working the branches for insects.

Chestnut-backed-Chickadee-framedThis ORIGINAL painting is acrylic on board, 6″ x 9″ and $145 framed. Outside frame measures about 12″ x 15″. Gallery prices will be higher. The custom frame has a triple liner and glass. Shipping adds just a bit more depending on your zone. This is the original painting, NOT a print.
Email us for details if you’re interested. I’m happy to say these little paintings aren’t lasting long.

Thanks for reading this week.
Larry Eifert

Here’s the blog on the web.  And here’s my Facebook fan page. I post lots of other stuff there.

Click here to go to our main website – with jigsaw puzzles, prints, interpretive portfolios and lots of other stuff.

Nancy’s web portfolio of beautiful photographs She has a new show opening this weekend in Port Townsend’s Gallery Nine.

And Click here to go to Virginia Eifert’s website. Her books are now becoming available as Amazon Kindle books.

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