Bold

Bold ~ bosc pears in Hood River. 8"x 10" acrylic on canvas panel. $200-unframed. $265-framed.

Bold ~ bosc pears in Hood River. 8″x 10″ acrylic on canvas panel. $200-unframed. $265-framed.

 

Brilliant!     Light!      It hit me.   Somewhere a painting was brewing.    I felt like I couldn’t capture it fast enough. My camera was my tool for collecting images that day. Last August we were visiting best friends and three of us took off in the late light – driving the back roads outside of Hood River.   Sort of unintentionally, we wound our way slowly down a dirt road. I called out, “stop” every couple hundred yards, “I want to shoot here”…with my camera. My husband, John and my friend, Sue obliged. They had their cameras too.

Deepening shadows and long light were creating effects on the land worth gathering.     Sensuous – diffused – and hot.      Slowly, slowly, down the hillside…the road opened up to a junction with one way leading to Dead End Farm!

Bosc pears hung everywhere – the trees hanging heavy under their golden glory. Spotlights of sun hitting the surface and lost quickly in the dark branches, creating dark, dark space behind. Weaving in and out.

Bold is a painting from that day – painted in my studio later, remembering how the light hit me – that perfect moment.  Looking, for a few minutes in August and feeling for a lifetime.

Bold – as a title , is a metaphor for me – put yourself out there – for any one…courage to be an artist and pursue your vision of parts of this world…courage to be a teacher, a doctor, an aid, an IT technician, a spouse, an electrician, a researcher, a  chef, a dishwasher, a parent…

“If your nerve deny you,

go beyond your nerve.”

(Emily Dickinson)

This painting is from my group of available still life paintings.

And….a couple of shots of the place where the idea sparked..working and observing on location!

 

Ar the end of the road...Dead End Farm, Hood River

Ar the end of the road…Dead End Farm, Hood River

Camera in hand, Teri at the junction to Dead End Farm, Hood River

Camera in hand, Teri at the junction to Dead End Farm, Hood River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you’re interested in Bold or any of my paintings. I am glad to ship a piece or set up a studio visit.

~Teri

cappwiley@gmail.com          Tel: 206.329.4750              Seattle, WA

 

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Ripe ~

Ripe ~ Rama farm's box of peaches ~ 8"x 8" acrylic on 3/4" canvas. Painted edge, no frame needed. Ready to hang. $195

Ripe ~ Rama farm’s box of peaches ~ 8″x 8″ acrylic on 3/4″ canvas. Painted edge, no frame needed. Ready to hang. $195

 

You may not have “those” peaches of summer in a bowl right now, but here is a reminder of July and August days past. We buy the best peaches from a small, family farm in eastern Washington...Rama Farm. I first had their peaches fifteen years ago and I couldn’t believe what I was tasting! They make the drive over the mountains, from July to September, to Seattle’s farmer’s markets. Under a white tent, they set up small towers of boxes of their sweet, peachy-perfumed, beautiful, yummy fruit. Much anticipated by us city people, they sell out by noon every week.

Last August, our box was sitting on the floor and I sketched them right there and took some photographs to have the colors recorded. I punched up the color of the peaches and the box when I painted them…felt more juicy. From tree, to box, to sketchbook, to wall…even if they can’t be eaten…well, we did…in August!

Here is another peach painting from the summer before…

 

la peche Rama SOLD

la peche biologique SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact me if you are interested. Thanks!

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A Pause…

I have taken a short break from my Namibia Portfolio paintings to look at some different work. I felt the need to organize and finish and re-photograph some smaller still life paintings in my studio. I knew what I wanted to do to some of them…lingering decisions about a few compositions and heightening the color and contrast in a couple of others. The crab shells, that I love so much were not singing to me…more color and more paint…much better result! The peaches were painted again too and feeling much juicier and rich after we spent more time together. A few of them needed to be photographed again, so my husband set up his lights and helped me with that job.

I am much happier with them now! So I put together a new page on my blog. (See the Still Life tab at the top).

Here are the two paintings with gems and bits from my many beach hikes.

They are for sale separately, but I realized how good they look together and I am offering them for a bit less for the pair. Enjoy!

 

 

Please contact me if you are interested. I’m glad to set up an appointment for you to come and see them in my studio!                                                                      These also can be shipped.

Teri Capp

cappwiley@gmail.com

Tel: 206.329.4750

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