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John Tubbs
Pacific Northwest
Landscape and wildlife artist and mandolin player in an acoustic roots trio. Certified as a Master Birder through Seattle Audubon Society.
Interests: Birding, photography, mandolin, painting (oils, watercolor, pastels)
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I have been very neglectful of this blog, so thought I would do some updates. During May this year, I've spent a few four-hour walks through the area looking for birds, and have found some good ones (and a couple new to my Three Forks species list). Since my last... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at Three Forks Birds
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These two are quick paintings done for a watercolor class I'm taking - the topic for this week's paintings was...water. So I picked two river scenes from my reference photos and here's the result. The first one is of the Deschutes River canyon in central OR, showing the view from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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These two are quick paintings done for a watercolor class I'm taking - the topic for this week's paintings was...water. So I picked two river scenes from my reference photos and here's the result. The first one is of the... Continue reading
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Here are the two most recent paintings I've done. The watercolor is 9x12 and shows a road in the Okanogan Highlands in WA state on a snowy day with a few not-quite-sunbreaks. The oil is of a creek in the Teton Valley from a reference photo we took there on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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Here are two more recently-completed landscapes. The watercolor is a 9x12 inch piece titled Okanogan Road, February - it is in the Okanogan Highlands in the northeast quarter of WA state. It was done to try to portray the snowy... Continue reading
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Here are the two most recent completions. The first is a larger version of an earlier study. It is a 14 x 11 inch oil, with some improvements over the earlier and smaller study. The second is a winter watercolor scene - 9 x 12 - based on a trip... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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The first painting here is a 14x11 inch oil that is the same 'Millpond Looking Toward the Cascades' scene I painted as a smaller study. I made a few changes and improvements to this larger version. The most recent one... Continue reading
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This one is a very quick and small - 6 x 8 inch - study of an unsettled weather day in Oregon's high desert country. May do a larger studio version of this down the road. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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This is a 10x13 inch watercolor with some gouache on Arches 140# cold press paper in a sketchbook. The scene is of the Deschutes River canyon, about a mile upstream from famous White Horse Rapids. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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This is a 10x13 inch watercolor in an Arches 140# cold press paper sketchbook. The scene is of the Deschutes River canyon about a mile upstream from famous White Horse Rapids. Continue reading
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This one is a quick 9x12 watercolor (gouache used on the tree). The location is the Deschutes River canyon in central Oregon, which I've painted several times and will do more down the road as well. It is a gorgeous place. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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A previous post had the 'Millpond Looking Toward the Cascades' landscape/cloudscape which had issues with the water as I had painted it quickly and with the main focus being the clouds. I spent a big more time on it to... Continue reading
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These are all relatively small and quick paintings done as studies for larger paintings. #44 - North and Middle Sisters This one is watercolor, 9x12, and is a view near McKenzie Pass in Oregon, looking south toward the Three Sisters. From this vantage point only North and Middle Sister are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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These are a couple of recent landscapes. The first is a Florida Beach scene in watercolor, done quickly as a study for a larger oil paintings - the watercolor is 10x13 inches. The next is another small and very quick... Continue reading
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These two paintings are both 11x14 inches oil on panel. They are of Mount Si, which is near where I live. The two lighting conditions are very different here (I'm hoping to continue to do a number of studies of... Continue reading
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These two paintings are both 11x14 inches oil on panel. They are of Mount Si, which is near where I live. The two lighting conditions are very different here (I'm hoping to continue to do a number of studies of the mountain at various times of day and in various... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
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These are a couple of quick watercolors. The first is 7x10 inches in an Arches watercolor sketchbook, and is from a reference photo we took on a recent road trip that included a few days of birding in SE Arizona.... Continue reading
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These are a couple of quick watercolors. The first is 7x10 inches in an Arches watercolor sketchbook, and is from a reference photo we took on a recent road trip that included a few days of birding in SE Arizona. The trip was in the fall so the river bed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at 100 Daily Paintings
Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for your nice comments! I enjoyed meeting Tim - we have a lot in common with fishing, painting and geocaching, although I am focused so much on art these days that I haven't fished much over the last few years. The Snoqualmie Valley is a great place to bird, and it is great to see the swans, which are a success story - becoming more numerous each year. Most of the birds we get in the valley are Trumpeters, but there are also Tundra Swans mixed in with them on occasion. Thanks again for checking out the blog. John
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2013 on Welcome! at John Tubbs - Starting Art Late in Life
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Here are a number of small landscape paintings that have been done as studies for larger pieces. The first one is from Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, painted from a reference photo taken while on a road trip through... Continue reading
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This is another small (6 x 8 inch) oil on panel of a view we saw on a recent drive through Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. As with some of the other small studies, I plan on working this up into a studio piece at some point, hopefully fairly... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at 100 Daily Paintings
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Here are a few more recent ones that all will be done again in a larger format as studio paintings. # 34 - Whitewater Draw Marsh This is 11x14 inches and was done of an area in SE Arizona where 30,000 Sandhill Cranes winter each year. #35 - Morning -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2012 at 100 Daily Paintings
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Here is one that is a 6x8 inch oil on board, of the Eastern Sierra near Lone Pine, CA. I went through that always-beautiful area on a recent road trip, and will be doing a number of scenes from there. I've done some studio paintings in the meantime as well,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at 100 Daily Paintings
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This is a 6 x 8 oil on panel from this morning's weekly plein air group. The scene is looking upstream on the Snoqualmie River with Little Si in the background. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2012 at 100 Daily Paintings
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This is a 6 x 8 oil on panel done this morning with the Tuesday morning weekly plein air group. It is a view looking upriver of the Snoqualmie River (Middle and North Forks combined here - South Fork comes... Continue reading