Orcas Island in Purple – landscape painting by Jessie Rasche

“Orcas Island II” by Jessie Rasche Approx. 12 in x 18 in / oil on wood I love this painting, but the original photo I took of it was terrible. I think this shows it a little more accurately. It’s pretty monochromatic – I love painting monochromatic landscape paintings – and very muted purple. This …

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Orcas Island IV

“Orcas Island IV” –  24 in x 36 in – I’ve been working on some larger oil paintings the last couple weeks. This is the last one to start and the first one to finish. It’s based on Orcas Island II, but I wanted to explore the pink colors more. There’s a really nice glow …

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Orcas Island 6

Orcas Island VI / 6×8 in / unframed oil on wood. I started this one en plein air, on  a really windy day, and finished it indoors. I was sitting on a rocky beach on the roots of a big bleached tree which was protecting me from the wind. In the painting is a beach …

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Orcas Island Sheep

Orcas Island Sheep / 8×12 in / oil on wood I’m thrilled with this one. I wanted to convey the lushness of the pasture and the enormity and density of the trees behind. There are several sheep, both adults and babies, basking in the sun in the pasture. This was a really beautiful spot on …

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