Dusk – landscape painting of eastern washington by Jessie Rasche

“Dusk” / 12 in x 20 in, oil on wood / available in my gallery of available paintings / inquire / Love It guarantee

This is a little piece of Eastern Washington, off I-90, in the dusk. You can see the sun shining through the tops of the trees, and the green and red colors of the shadowed field. Even though there isn’t much sky up there, this painting is about light in the sky.

I was jury-accepted into the Little Spokane River Artist Studio Tour, which will be on September 25, 2010. It’s a talented group of artists; I’m excited that they accepted me. I’ll post more about that as it gets closer.

Coming Home 2

Coming Home 2 / 12 in x 18 in, oil on wood / professionally framed / $425

I’ve been working on this one for a few days, and boy oh boy did it use a lot of paint! there’s a little bit of impasto, but mostly I just tweaked the colors again and again, trying to get the feeling just right. This is a farm house and park a few miles from home that I just love and plan to paint a lot of. The roof of the farm house is metal, and very shiny in certain light, and the grass has really neat reds and greens… With this painting I really wanted to capture the excitement of the cloudy sky, but also the way the colors of the land and of the sky work together.

Coming Home, landscape oil painting of Eastern Washington by Jessie Rasche

“Coming Home I”
12 in x 18 in, oil on wood

On the way home the clouds and wind were amazing. When we stopped at a rest stop and opened up the truck door, it almost flew off. I wanted to capture that rain cloud and the atmospheric effect. This has some of the same colors as Orcas Island II in the mountains…