Landscapes

Looking Up

Looking Up

Looking Up II

Looking Up II

Sun

Sun

Sweet Horizon

Sweet Horizon

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20200305-DSC_5082

Road in Paradise

Road in Paradise

team-dragging-log

team-dragging-log

Secrect_Place

Secrect_Place

Sentinal

Sentinal

Passing_Through

Passing_Through

Escalante

Escalante

California_Arches

California_Arches

Sweet Road Home

Sweet Road Home

Lost Creek Trail

Lost Creek Trail

Forest Path

Forest Path

Passing Through

Passing Through

Roaring Sky

Roaring Sky

Illuminated Forest

Illuminated Forest

Sunset

Sunset

Soap Creek Schoolhouse

Soap Creek Schoolhouse

I want my landscape paintings to convey the mood, or spirit of the place. In portraying this energy, I lay down a complementary color to the dominant color in the scene and paint the scene on top of that color, letting some of the base color show through.  This creates a lively movement in the painting. Since nature is moving all the time, color as well as composition, helps me bring this out on the 2-dimensional surface. The natural world, especially wild places, have a vibrant power that I want to honor by allowing the viewer feel this in the painting.

"Dale's work combines her confident use of color and composition with an inherent love of nature, including its myriad flora and fauna. Her affinity for contemporary expressionism melds seamlessly with her subject matter to produce artworks with a poetry that transcends description. To fully appreciate her art, it must be felt with the heart as well as seen with the eyes."

– Catherine Alexander, owner, Compass Gallery, Salem OR

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