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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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Summer Illusion

Those who have heard tales of Mt. Shasta’s “tall people” and mystical powers know that it is a place where realities can differ. This January was one of the driest and warmest on record for the region; as a result, the snow-less top of Mt. Shasta looked much like it does in the summer, and […]

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Warm Winter Walk

Mild temperatures this winter have allowed me to roam the hills with my paints, canvas, and Becky, my faithful four-legged sidekick. A rare opportunity –  the cold of winter is out of the comfort zone of most plein air painters – and a rare painting of the unique forms and colors the season brings forth.


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Way Up the Road

Late winter/ early spring found some snow with strong light. After traveling for a long time up Tolman Creek Rd., I realized I needed to paint soon, and quickly, before nightfall!     © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved…

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Floating By

Floating By

Painted from life, I had to capture the clouds quickly. A bit larger than most of my work, it just takes me that much longer to complete.

oil on canvas   16″x20″   $600

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Across the Street

Plein air painted from my front porch. Fluffy clouds, crystal blue sky, and the warm sun shining on the cypress tree is a scene I don’t see often enough. Oil on hardboard panel 8″x10″ $300 © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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Bonnie’s Place

Image of painting: Bonnie's Place, by Silvia Trujillo

Plein air painted from the vantage point of a friend’s property. I was facing towards the sun which created a slightly warm and diffused appearance of the scenery. It’s one I’m happy with; it depicts Oregon so well. Oil on stretched canvas 8″x10″ $300 © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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February Hills

The red twig dogwood shines like crazy in the sun. It’s crimson and flame colors don’t look real and yet they create a gorgeous color harmony in a winter landscape. The bright white of the snow on distant hills adds even more drama. Painted on location (of course) oil on canvas 8″x10″ $300 sold © “Copyright” 2013 […]

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Winter River Light Glow

This is the finished painting, for now anyway. When using a brighter palette it’s more difficult to get a photo that really captures the colors. I’m in the process of working in a little bit of a new direction. Actually not really a new direction but one that I visit and come back to from time […]

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Winter River Light

12″ x 16″ oil on stretched canvas $425 Sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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