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Umpqua Plein Air Competition

Last September I participated in the Umpqua Plein Air juried competition. If you’ve never been to the Umpqua Valley of Oregon, these paintings are a great way to get a sneak peak. This area holds some of the most beautiful and undiscovered landscapes of Oregon, and I love painting here. Take a drive with me! […]

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Screamer on the Snake River

As I translated a watercolor sketch to oil the painting seemed to take on a life of its own. Believe it or not, the brush actually moved itself! In my shock and awe I barely noticed the flashing lights and loud hums coming from outside my studio. I woke up several hours later and this […]

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Russian Olive Green

A Russian olive tree strikes a stately pose over the North Platte River, which cuts a winding path through the high plains of Wyoming. Early morning clouds cast a cool light over plateaus and valleys, offering a palette of deliciously blue greens, a respite from the summer’s heat. Price: $295 Media: Oil on canvas panel […]

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North Platte River

I spent the summer visiting my son, daughter-in-law and new grandbaby in Casper, Wyoming. Out there, I found landscapes much grander in scale than those in Oregon, with towering mountains and immense skies. Here, an ethereal light emanates from Casper Mountain in the distance, illuminating a lush river landscape. Price: $295 Media: Oil on canvas […]

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The Rogue and Table Rock Companion  

Even in the hot, lazy days of summer, the Rogue River is cold and lively. Table rock is a local icon, a piece of ancient rock that rises up out of the river valley. When the heat gets to be too much, it’s up above we should be, or down below, floating on a river. […]

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Aqui Rio Grande

In the dry southwest, the river cuts through the desert like a knife and leaves an impression both on the landscape and the people who live in it. Under the blazing blue sky, spring’s colors came to their fullest potential – creating a dynamic but peaceful plein air painting, a contradiction inspired by the landscape itself. Price: $650.00  Media: Oil […]

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Above the River

8’x10″ oil on hardboard panel $300 SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved  

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Poplars and Poppies Along the River

High country river… 11’x14″ oil on gessobord $375 – SOLD © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved  

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Layers of Light and Clouds

This little one (5″x7″) was painted on Ampersand Gessoboard. This is a surface I’ve never used before. Although I liked it, it was a little tricky getting the brushstrokes I was after. Oil on hardboard panel   5″x7″   $100  Sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo   All rights reserved

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Eel River Slough

Painted on location in Fortuna, CA. The cloud cover was breaking up and allowing the sun to glimmer on the water. Oil on canvas 8″x10″ $300 Sold © “Copyright” 2013 Silvia Trujillo All rights reserved

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