Original landscape oil painting of a dahlia garden from The Gorge White House near Mt. Hood Oregon, by contemporary impressionist Talya Johnson.
Behind the Canvas
The Gorge White House is a historic home and century-old farm that sports lovely orchards and fields of colorful flowers. Situated in the heart of the Hood River Valley, The Gorge White House has been a landmark on the Mount Hood Scenic Byway for over 100 years. It is also the traditional starting point for the Annual Pacific Northwest Plein air event.
I never tire of standing in the ever-changing flower fields of this beautiful family-owned farm. Bees hum happily darting from blossom to blossom with the scent of fruit trees or lavender in bloom. The morning I painted this started misty and atmospheric. The warmth of the September sun slowly burned through the mist illuminating and intensifying the colors of the dahlias. The more colors I brushed on to my board, the in the more colorful the scene became. Chasing bright saturated color in buttery oil paint provided moments of sheer focus and happiness.
Bring the joy and energy of Dahlia Row into your life today. The painting enlarges beautifully into fine art prints much larger than the original size. ~Tali