Wednesday, December 9, 2015

O is for Oregon

Summer Creek - Oil / 20X20; Artist Randall David Tipton


This is my birthday / Christmas present - for the next two years.   It is an original painting by one of my favorite contemporary landscape artists, Randall David Tipton.

I've been cyber-stalking Randall since I lived in Michigan.  After we moved to Oregon about three years ago, I discovered his work on exhibit at the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach.   We finally met at his open studio a few years ago.

We attended Randall's open studio again in October.  I told Tim, "Now I promise not to do anything impulsive..."

The next thing I remember is waving bye to Randall and thanking him for holding this painting for me.  

I justified the purchase to Tim by reminding him that I have no interest in clothes, make-up or jewelry.   Well, maybe I buy a lot of art supplies, but Tim has quite the stash himself.   

Anyway, when I walked into Randall's studio and saw this painting, I immediately thought "home."  To me, this is quintessential northwest Oregon:  wet, green, lush, beautiful. 

There's no place I'd rather be...



20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you, dear Chris. What a gorgeous present! Claude Monet is one of my favourite artists and this painting reminds me of his work! Thank you so much for sharing.

    Please vote in my new poll.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I love the stories of the Impressionists and their work.
      I'll cast my vote right now.

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  2. What a lucky girl! I remember this piece and I love it too. You are so fortunate.

    We should start a "cyber stalking Randall" fan club:) I have enjoyed his work too for several years now but only recently have started leaving comments on his blog. And you got to see his work in person. Really wonderful I bet.

    Enjoy that special piece that he created.
    Libby

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    1. This piece looks even better in person. In fact, all of his work looks better in person!
      Love the fan club idea, Libby!

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  3. Bonjour chère amie,

    Comme vous avez eu raison de "craquer" pour cette toile. Elle est absolument extraordinaire avec une cohabitation grandiose de verts. Une végétation luxuriante qui me plaît beaucoup.
    Je pense que de toutes façons vous auriez imaginé n'importe qu'elle excuse pour faire accepter votre choix. Et je l'approuve !...
    Merci de nous faire partager votre élan artistique et aussi de me faire connaître ce talentueux artiste.

    Très joli billet...


    Gros bisous ❆

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    1. Thank you, Martine. I know lush vegetation appeals to you, too, as I see it in your beautiful paintings and photography.

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  4. Amazing piece Chris. I can see why you wanted this one. So beautiful. I know you will certainly enjoy it. Hugs!

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  5. Fabulous birthday/Christmas present Chris. It is beautiful work, couldn't think of anything better for a present. Lucky you!!

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  6. Wet, green, lush, beautiful. You got it. Lovely indeed. Merry Christmas!

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  7. that is a gorgeous painting to have! :D love the colours

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  8. Hello Chris,
    This is an amazing paint of Randall David.
    He has done this very well.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  9. A beautiful painting Chris! Gorgeous colors! I understand why this one "called" you!!

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  10. At first I thought it was a photo I was looking at! This is just fantastic, hold on to that painting Chris! All those greens and blues are just so peaceful and real. Have a wonderful Christmas if I don't write to you in the coming weeks. Hugs

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  11. Sounds to me your purchase was meant to be! It's lovely Chris!

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  12. Sounds to me your purchase was meant to be! It's lovely Chris!

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  13. I agree, your purchase was meant to be {{smiles}} I loved your story, dear Chris. Every painting needs a good story behind it, right? Hugs!

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  14. I`m honored you have it Chris, thank you for supporting my practice. RT

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  15. Wow! I can see why you love this Chris. I hope your birthday was all you wished for and here's wishing you Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a prosperous and healthy 2016.
    PS. Clothes, make up and jewellery definitely take a back seat but one cannot have enough art materials - you never know when you might need something!
    Sharon

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  16. Thanks, everyone, for the lovely comments. I've been in and out of town - away from the blog. Missed you guys! And thank you, Randall, for keeping my painting dry!!

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  17. The best way out is to move forward with motivation.
    Good New Year 2016
    AG

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