Archive for March, 2009


Posted in art, Artist, Columbia Gorge, Fine Art, Forest Scenes, Landscape Paintning, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, Pastoral Scenes, Realism, Uncategorized on March 25, 2009 by Jim Gola, Artist

This is an imaginative exercise. I occasionally will rough in a few trees and see where the painting takes me from there. It is an ongoing “thing”. I never know exactly where or when the painting exercise will end. It may take form as a sunny day, an early morning, evening or even a night scene. In this case I elected to work up some late evening colors. A simple evaporating reddish sky with an invisible sun re-ceding at the center of the picture was the result. The center of interest is fleeting along with the sun as I can’t quit put my finger at where the eye travels upon entering the frame. You be the judge and let me know your feelings on this one. I love criticism.


Paradise Point Bridge Winter 09

Posted in Uncategorized on March 13, 2009 by Jim Gola, Artist


It was cold winter morning walk along the East Fork of the Lewis River. A pervading dampness was in the air from the melting snow. Interstate Highway 5 State Park Bridge in the background. What makes a painting? I sometimes ask myself.  It would seem that I am the only one that could relate to this scene. The famous landscape painter George Inness (1825-1894) said that all that is required of a painting is that one elicits an emotion when viewing it. Let’s just go with that.


Posted in art, Artist, Fine Art, Landscape Paintning, Oil Painting, Original Art, Original Oil Painting, painting, Realism, Uncategorized on March 4, 2009 by Jim Gola, Artist


“Winter’s Edge” was painted a day after an early snowfall in Woodland, Washington. The scene could be anywhere there are rivers with wooded banks. I was struck by the patterns created by color and shape. This is a somewhat minimal painting pertaining to subject matter but I feel it has been compensated with the soft colors of a cold day.

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Thanks for looking…