Archive for June, 2008

Rooster Rock – Oregon

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Oil Painting, Original Art, painting, Plein Air, Realism, Uncategorized on June 23, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist


“Rooster Rock” was the second plein air version painted from this location.The enjoyment was in the tranquility of the area. In the two hour period it took to execute this 12” x 16” panel, only two fisherman disturbed the silence as they put their boat into the water at the nearby boat ramp.
As is usually my custom, the highlights in the painting were applied back in the studio when the painting was tacky dry (I am not a plein air purist). All in all, it was a very enjoyable day as the weather and early midday sun cooperated with the effort of the artist.


Way to Ardara – Ireland

Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Ireland, Irish Art, Landscape Paintning, Mountain Art, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Plein Air, Realism, Uncategorized on June 6, 2008 by Jim Gola, Artist

“Way to Ardara” is another painting based on my “03” trip to Ireland. It was one of those days where the “greens” were of multiple hues and values, overcast but still bright. I stopped my rental car along the edge of the narrow road and took a number of bracketed reference shots to bring back home with me. The good thing about high resolution digitals over paper photo reference shots is that they look almost as good on the backlit computer screen as in reality, but not quite as exciting. This is a small 8” x 10” painting on canvas board. Giclee prints are still available by going to  or clicking on this link.