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Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake)

On a hot summer day, a group of plein air students and I headed out early to capture the stunning colors of Emigrant Lake. I created this piece as a demonstration, and the cool blue water still calls to me for a swim! Morning Overlook (Emigrant Lake) 10″x10″ Cradled hardboard $395

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Dry Lake

At Emigrant Lake near Ashland, Oregon, the low water level has created a surreal landscape this winter. Algae color the sides of the basin, while the variations in vegetation on the surrounding hillsides attest to the microclimates that make this region unique. Using the pallet knife, I was able to capture the bold contrasts and […]

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Breezy, oil painting by Silva Trujillo

Plein air painted with a knife. It was a quick study because it was very windy and difficult to stay out there for very long. I ommitted details and went for the essence of the scene. oil 8″x10″ $300 – SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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Return of the Wildflowers

Oil study on Pintura canvas board (1/8″ thick) 6″x8″ $95 sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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Springtime at Emigrant Lake

6″x8″ oil on canvasboard $95 sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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August 30 / Summer Lake

Summer Lake / Aug. 30 Still a bit of smoke in the air but still a worthwhile painting experience. The lake’s water level is very low these days which simply adds interest to the composition. 8″x10″ oil on canvas $300 © “Co…

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Just finished this larger work from a field study of a month or so ago. It was late Spring or early Summer and the wildflowers were profuse. The scene astouded me so! There were wild Bachelor Buttons, Lupine, Wild Rose, Blue Headed Gilia, and Vetch all in the same field by the lake. […]

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Summer Wind

Another summer day at the the lake but this time the wind was strong. The sailboats and sailboarders were having a good time.

I realized I had forgotten my paint thinner and almost didn’t paint, but then thought about using the oils without thinner and doing a semi- abstract, thicker textured work. I’ve painted this way before and enjoyed the results. Besides, […]

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Sparkles on the Lake

One I’m really pleased with. I searched high and low to find a spot on the lake that moved me. As the sun began setting I thought all was lost untill I found this view on the east side of the lake. The intense sun created reflective sparkles that made the water lighter than the […]

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Lake’s Edge

The intense greens and the water’s receding edge appealed to me in this lake scene. 8″x10″ oil on stretched canvas$300 sold © “Copyright” 2012 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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