An original landscape oil painting of Swan Island dahlia farm.
Behind the Scenes
This particular oil painting represents one happy experience at Swan Island Dahlias, in Canby Oregon. It was painted the summer of 2015 before I ventured to return to college in order of fulfilling my dream of earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. It had been a busy and happy summer, and I participated in many plein air events, getting to know the lay of the land in my new home state: beautiful Oregon. My father was in town and managed to pay me a visit as I happily painted the dahlia fields at the height of bloom in August.