Saturday, April 30, 2016

Beach Squall

 
Beach Squall
Oil on Panel
16" x 20" unframed
 
 

 
 

This painting captures a winter squall coming onto the beach.  All I could do was snap a few photos and run for cover.  I would prefer to have had the time for a plein air painting, but often nature doesn't cooperate, so it was painted in the studio.  I think I was able to capture the immediacy of the moments anyway.
 
The scene is of the beach near Bob Straub Wayside in Tillamook County, Oregon. The Painting is currently on display at Ryan Gallery in Lincoln City, Oregon.
 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Neon Night


Neon Night
Acrylic


Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Acrylic
Size: 18" x 24"
 
Working with acrylics after years of working in oils was a challenge.  My goal was to capture the neon glow of a sign at night and felt that I could only do it with the transparency of acrylic paint.
 

The sign is one of Jacksonville's icons, located on California Street in the center of town. The tavern is always open and always hopping.  Jacksonville's historic committee bans the use of neon in the town  but this sign was "grand-fathered" in.  Originally Jacksonville was a gold town, and a hand-painted depiction of a prospector panning for gold along Daisy Creek was included in the sign.
 
 The painting is currently on display at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford
 
 
 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Karnak Plaza, Graphite

"Karnak Plaza"
Graphite by Walt Wirfs
From a photo taken by the artist
after returning from a visit to Luxor Egypt with his son, Matt
Size:  11" by 14"
Currently displayed at Art Presence Gallery, Jacksonville, OR
Finished 2010


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kiwanda Mist

 
Kiwanda Mist
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  16" by 20"
Finished Fall 2015
Currently on display at Ryan Gallery in Lincoln City, Oregon.


Chetco River Jetty, Oil

 
"Chetco River Jetty"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  9" by 12"
Finished Summer 2015
On display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, OR


Wave, Oil

 
"Wave"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size: 8" by 10"
Finished 2013
Currently on display at Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, OR


Huener Hill Barns, Oil

 
"Huener Hill Barns"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Finished Fall 2015
Currently on Display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, OR


Copper Kettle, Oil

 
 
"Copper Kettle"
Oil, by Walt Wirfs
Size: 11" by 14"
Finished Fall 2014
Sold at Art Presence Art Gallery
Jacksonville, Oregon 

Apples, Oil

 
"Apples"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size 9" by 12"
Finished Winter 2015
Recognized with a ribbon SOSA Critique by Steve Bennet.
Displayed at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, OR
and
Art Presence Gallery, Jacksonville, Oregon
Currently on display at Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, OR


Rogue River September, Oil

 
 
"Rogue River September"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  9" by 12"
Finished Fall 2013
Sold at Art Presence Gallery
Currently in a private collection.


Resting in Vineyard, Oil

 


 
"Resting in Vineyard"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  9" by 12"
Finished Spring 2014
Sold at Short Term Art Gallery
Baker City, Oregon
 


Siletz Bay Rocks, Oil

 
"Siletz Bay Rocks"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  9" by 12"
Finished Summer 2015
Sold at Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon

Pears, Oil

 
 
"Pears"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  6" by 8"
Sold at Rogue Gallery and Art Center, Medford, Oregon, Members' Gallery, 2014.


Bob Price

 
 

"Bob Price"
Ink drawing by Walt Wirfs
Caricature done for Robert E Price, 1977
Small size.  Used as advertising logo for
Bob's business, Tillamook, Oregon.
Currently in a private collection.


Siblings, Colored Pencil

Siblings
 
 
"Siblings"
Colored Pencil by Walt Wirfs
Card Size
Drawn on a card and given to Carolyn Trip as a Mother's Day present in 2008.
Tacoma, Washington


Saturday, February 6, 2016

North Cape Kiwanda

 
North Cape Kiwanda
 
 
"North Cape Kiwanda"
from Tierra Del Mar, Oregon Beach
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  9" by 12"
Finished summer 2015
Currently on display at
Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon


Nisqually Strawberry Fields

 
Nisqually Strawberry Fields
 
 
"Nisqually Strawberry Fields"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  9" by 12"
Finished Summer 2013
Recently sold at Art Presence Gallery, Naked Art Show in Jacksonville, Oregon


Oceanside Rocks

Oceanside Rocks

"Oceanside Rocks"
Oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  11" by 14"
Finished Summer 2015
Currently on display at
Art Presence Gallery
Jacksonville, Oregon


Nestucca Estuary

 
Nestucca Estuary
 
 
"Nestucca Estuary"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Oil size 9" by 12"
Finished Spring 2015
Currently on display at Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, OR


Applegate Barn

Applegate Barn
 
"Applegate Barn"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Oil:  9" x 12"
Finished:  Fall 2015
Currently displayed at Art Presence Gallery,
Naked Art Show in Jacksonville, Oregon
 




Collection

Collection
 
 
"Collection"
Oil:  20" by 24"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Arranged and painted in the studio from pieces of the client's Native American collection.
A commissioned piece finished in 2013 and currently displayed in a private collection.

Barn at Woods

 
 
"Barn at Woods"
Oil: 8" by 10"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Finished, Spring 2013
Currently on Display at Art Presence Gallery
Naked Art Show
Jacksonville, Oregon

Tillamook Jetty

 
Tillamook Bay Jetty at Barview, Oregon
 
 
"Tillamook Bay Jetty"
at Barview, Oregon
Artist, Walt Wirfs
Oil:  12" by 16"
Finished Summer 2015
On display at Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon


Surfers, Oil

 
 
"Surfers"  Framed oil by Walt Wirfs
Size:  16" by 20"
Recently displayed at Rogue Gallery and Art Center
Member's Gallery, Medford, OR
Sold and currently in a private collection.

Acrylic: "Alert"

 
Alert
 
 
Acrylic:  "Alert"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size: 2' by 3'
Completed:  March 2012
Recently displayed in Ryan Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon.
Sold.
Currently in a private collection.
 
 
 

Quilt: "Cream?"

 
"Cream?"
 
 
 
Framed Wall Art:  "Cream?"
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Size:  16" by 22"
Completed:  Aug. 2012
 
Assorted cotton fabrics and threads.  Hand quilted and embellished with embroidery floss.  Mounted on art board.
Recently displayed at Short Term Gallery, Baker City, Oregon.
and at The Corner, Pacific City, Oregon.
Currently on display at Art Du Jour Guest Art Gallery, Medford, Oregon.



Detail of "Cream?"


Acrylic: "Haystack Rock"

 
"Haystack Rock"
 
 
Acrylic:  "Haystack Rock"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size: 8" by 10" canvas
Completed:  June 2012
 
Painted from a photograph by the artist taken Sept. 2011.  The location is Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon.
 
Currently on display in the artist's collection.

Colored Pencil: "Surf Series"

 
Surf Series #1
 
 
Colored Pencil:  Surf Series #1
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Unframed:  8" by 10"
Finished Sept. 2012
 
Inspired by the artist's grandson's toy car collection.
Sold at Short Term Art Gallery, Baker City, Oregon.
 
Currently in a private ownership collection.

Surf Series #2
 


Colored Pencil:  Surf Series #2
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size:  Framed, 10" by 12"
Finished:  Sept. 2012

Cape Kiwanda at Pacific City, Oregon is one of Walt's favorite landscapes.

Currently on display in Wirfs Studio, Jacksonville, Oregon.


Surf Series #3



Colored Pencil:  Surf Series #3
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size:  framed, 10" by 12"
finished:  Sept. 2012

Model toys from grandson's collection are set against Haystack Rock on the beach at Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon.
Given to Walt's Grandson, Derek.
 

Multi Media: "Road Trip"

 
 
"Road Trip"
 
 
Multi Media:  "Road Trip"
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Size:  8" by 10"
Finished:  Feb. 2012
 
Cotton fabrics and threads, acrylic paints, ink stamps, leaf print.  Machine pieced, hand appliqued, hand quilted and embellished with embroidery floss.  Mounted on art board.
Sold at Short Term Art Gallery, Baker City, Oregon.
 
Currently in a private collection.

Quilt: "April Song"

"April Song"
 
 
Quilt:  "April Song"
Artist:  Char Wirfs
Size:  8" by 10"
Finished:  April 2012
Cotton fabrics and threads.  Pieced and appliqued.  Hand quilted.  Mounted on art board.
 
Now in a private owner collection.

Graphite: "Glen and Nancy"

 
 
"Glen and Nancy"
 
 
Graphite:  "Glen and Nancy"
Artist:  Walt Wirfs
Size:  framed, 24" by 38"
Finished:  August 2012
Commissioned Assignment
 
Inspired by a favorite photo of the clients, Walt's treasured friends since 1970's.
 
Currently in a private collection.