Thursday, June 21, 2018

Everything looks best in the summer time

Summer in the Pacific Northwest and especially the area around the Columbia River Gorge is glorious.  Everything looks its best with summer sunshine.  Here is the result of how I see summer in my corner of the world.

If you'd like to contact me about any of the paintings shown here, please give me a call or contact me by email.  All paintings shown are available for immediate viewing or sale.

Here are some additional paintings that have recently gone to good homes:

Glennda  Short  Field
Watercolor and Acrylic Artist
Corbett, Oregon


Gresham Visual Arts Gallery - The Red Show

February 6 - May 4, 2017

Happy that my painting "Natures Candy" was accepted into this show and even made the poster!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

October Glory is going to Canada

This painting was featured in a tree nursery magazine that circulates across the United States and Canada to tree growers. One of the Canadian tree growers purchased it!. I take that as a high compliment from a large tree growing company.  

The scene is from my home looking south.  The October Glory trees were grown originally here in the northwest by a local tree nursery and planted in our yard several years ago.  The colors used in this painting are the actual colors of those trees at sunset one evening in October.  It is wondrous to me how colorful our lives are when we take the time to look up and see what is right in our own backyards.  Lucky me.  

"October Glory"  40" x 30" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Two paintings go to new homes

Serenity Rose Garden - 40x30 Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Kitchen Bouquet - 12x12 Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas

Thank you to the buyers of these two paintings.  Sales are always appreciated :)

More paintings can currently be viewed at:

 Gorge Capital
1510 NE Village Street
Fairview Oregon 97024

Two new paintings juried into the the Gresham Visual Arts Gallery 2016 show

Tail Feathers

Columbia River Gorge - Corbett Hill Road

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Corbett Hill Road - Through the Seasons

I have a favorite road in Corbett that I consider "my spot".  I live high on the bluff of the Columbia River Gorge.  Mornings, as I descend from the bluffs, the road makes twists and turns to navigate from the forested bluffs to the base of the Gorge where the Columbia river flows towards the sea.  As I turn the last curve in the descent I see "my spot".  Every morning I look forward to the shadows, the colors, the foliage, the sunlight.  Every morning it is different and BEAUTIFUL.  No matter the season, no matter the time of day the beauty makes me pause.

I've painted this view many times.  These are my latest paintings.  Let me tell you about them.

 The painting above was my first plen aire painting of this curve in the road.  It is a morning light painting with the sun shining from the right (east).  Two roads merge here.  One country lane merges high on the right and swoops down to connect with the road curving up from the river and continuing west up the bluff to the next switchback.  I feel good about this painting.  It is a lovely painting yet I wanted to try again and capture more of the feeling of this spot.  So I painted it again.

This version captures the moody feel.  I like both paintings.  Hope you do too.

Just for fun here are some other versions of Corbett Hill Road paintings in acrylic at different seasons of the year.
 Corbett Hill in Autumn

 Corbett Hill in Autumn

Corbett Hill in Winter

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Cherries and a Plum

 The northwest fruit season is only 5 months away. I'm already dreaming of the delicious bounty. Companion paintings. 5x7 mixed media.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Fragrance Rare

Copyright Glennda Short Field
 Garden Girl - acrylic on Canvas                              SOLD

Summer days, big hats, beautiful flowers are all things that make little girls hearts happy.  Bringing a freshly picked flower to your mom so she can enjoy this beautiful creation with you is part of the need.  Beauty so often needs to be shared.  My mom wrote a poem once upon a time.  Is goes like this-

I've seen through the eyes of my daughter
The beauties she wanted to share
So I held a rose from my garden
And enjoyed a fragrance rare.
I've beheld the majestic beauty
Of lofty mountains high
I've felt the sudden cooling spray of
Mountain streams rushing by.
I've felt the sudden nearness of God
When I kneel to pray.   

                           Martha June Short

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Merry Christmas

One of my favorite painting
Watercolor on Arches 140 Cold Press Paper
Prints available

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Gresham Visual Art Gallery

I delivered four paintings to the Gresham Visual Art Gallery in Gresham today.    They will be part of the show:

 "Oregon Through My Eyes" 

            Exhibit Dates: December 8th, 2015 - February 4th, 2016
               Exhibit Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00pm, Closed Holidays

           Reception: Tuesday, December 8th 2015,   5:30 – 7:00 pm

Mt. Hood from Bluff Road

Cannon Beach

Historic Columbia River Highway

October Glory