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Michael Kurz
(@michaelkurzart)
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Painter. Portland, Baja, & Columbia River Gorge.
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So thankful to live and paint in my favorite places...Portland, Mosier, and La Ventana. And very thankful for those who have helped me live my dream life by buying my work...like this painting that found a new home today with @emily_mae_balla 🏖🌵👨🏼‍🎨
2 months ago
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“Hidden Beach” commission
Oil on panel
24 x 12”
#tahoe #hiddenbeach #instaart
4 months ago
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Such a great show this weekend @runciblecider 🍎 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Summer weekend. Thank you to everyone that came out! Having you all there warmed my ❤️ .
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#hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #portlandart #pleinair #mosieroregon
5 months ago
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Such a great show this weekend @runciblecider 🍎 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Summer weekend. Thank you to everyone that came out! Having you all there warmed my ❤️ .
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#hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #portlandart #pleinair #mosieroregon
5 months ago
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Such a great show this weekend @runciblecider 🍎 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Summer weekend. Thank you to everyone that came out! Having you all there warmed my ❤️ .
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#hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #portlandart #pleinair #mosieroregon
5 months ago
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Such a great show this weekend @runciblecider 🍎 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Summer weekend. Thank you to everyone that came out! Having you all there warmed my ❤️ .
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#hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #portlandart #pleinair #mosieroregon
5 months ago
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Such a great show this weekend @runciblecider 🍎 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Summer weekend. Thank you to everyone that came out! Having you all there warmed my ❤️ .
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#hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #portlandart #pleinair #mosieroregon
5 months ago
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Such a great show this weekend @runciblecider 🍎 It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Summer weekend. Thank you to everyone that came out! Having you all there warmed my ❤️ .
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#hoodriver #columbiarivergorge #portlandart #pleinair #mosieroregon
5 months ago
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Clearing my head in Mother Nature after a great day @andersonranchartscenter 🎨🌲
5 months ago
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A month of painting in 30 seconds: This #timelapse shows my process of working and reworking a recent commission named "Timbre."
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You can see how I adjust the composition of the piece by changing the size of the foreground waves and the wispy, linear clouds, and going back and forth on whether to include a moon or not. And I constantly adjust and re-adjust the color to keep the painting in that dreamy disposition.
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The title refers to the qualities of a sound that distinguish it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume (for example, the qualities that make a musical note sound like it comes from a piano, trumpet, or human voice).
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“Timbre”
48 x 30 inches
Oil on canvas
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7 months ago
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A month of painting in 30 seconds: This #timelapse shows my process of working and reworking a recent commission named "Timbre."
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You can see how I adjust the composition of the piece by changing the size of the foreground waves and the wispy, linear clouds, and going back and forth on whether to include a moon or not. And I constantly adjust and re-adjust the color to keep the painting in that dreamy disposition.
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The title refers to the qualities of a sound that distinguish it from other sounds of the same pitch and volume (for example, the qualities that make a musical note sound like it comes from a piano, trumpet, or human voice).
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“Timbre”
48 x 30 inches
Oil on canvas
Sold
7 months ago
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Orange you glad I didn’t say banana 🍊🧡💥
7 months ago
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“Before the First Staff”
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 inches
$1000

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8 months ago
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Part 2/2: Making creative ideas real. 🌱I had taken a different path to get to this painting and I had taken a risk, exploring a dynamic between abstraction and realism that wasn’t expected or discussed with the client of the commission. Ultimately I was thrilled with the result and the client wanted to go another direction. I don’t blame them either. This painting is different and not for everyone. I started up a new painting on a new canvas for the client and I safeguarded this amazingly successful experiment for myself or anyone else who will appreciate how it freezes in time that moment before creative ideas are made into reality.
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“Before the First Staff” 
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 inches
$1000
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#portlandartist #portlandart #oilpainting #risktaking #experimentalart #musicart #paintingmusic #musicpainting #musicalart 
#trompeloeil #abstractrealism #abstractlandscape #abstractart #abstractexpression #abstractexpressionism #hyperrealism #realismart
8 months ago
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Part 2/2: Making creative ideas real. 🌱I had taken a different path to get to this painting and I had taken a risk, exploring a dynamic between abstraction and realism that wasn’t expected or discussed with the client of the commission. Ultimately I was thrilled with the result and the client wanted to go another direction. I don’t blame them either. This painting is different and not for everyone. I started up a new painting on a new canvas for the client and I safeguarded this amazingly successful experiment for myself or anyone else who will appreciate how it freezes in time that moment before creative ideas are made into reality.
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“Before the First Staff” 
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 inches
$1000
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DM me for purchase.
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#portlandartist #portlandart #oilpainting #risktaking #experimentalart #musicart #paintingmusic #musicpainting #musicalart 
#trompeloeil #abstractrealism #abstractlandscape #abstractart #abstractexpression #abstractexpressionism #hyperrealism #realismart
8 months ago
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Part 1/2: That moment between abstraction and reality💡 Earlier this year I was commissioned to make a large painting for a film and television music studio in Los Angeles. The client was full of ideas about what inspires the music creation process. It set my imagination running and I started daydreaming about how landscape can relate to music and how music has a practical, technical nature as well as an abstract, otherworldly nature. So many artforms have this dual nature and maybe that’s why we’re so inspired by art. It’s both accessible and surreal.
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I decided to work that duality into the commission, combining an abstract expressionistic landscape with a trompe l'oeil sheet of paper. Initially I intended on putting musical notation on the sheet, but I noticed that the blank paper was actually more powerful without any marks on it. The blank paper represented the beginning of a project—the moment before recording abstract ideas into reality.
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“Before the First Staff” 
Oil on canvas
48 x 30 inches
$1000
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DM me for purchase.
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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I’ve been busy working on some fun commissions, but had to take a break for this quick #pleinair painting of the #gorge cliffs across from Mosier. 
Scroll 👉👉👉 to see my step-by-step process. 
#gorgepainting #landscapepainting #oilsketch #artwork #painting🎨 #paintingprocess #paintingforsale #paintingoftheday
8 months ago
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This second attempt is so much better! —a lighter feel, stronger composition, and better sense of depth. It’s already hanging on the walls at the Shahmoon Keller Firm in New York. Thank you @carolshahmoon and Greg for commissioning such a fun, large painting! Also, thanks @fredhope17 for unwittingly inspiring this!

#paintthegorge #kiteboarding #abstractlandscape #landscapepainting #columbiariver #columbiarivergorge
9 months ago
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Light on hand study. I wish I had thought to move my hand in a more interesting pose, but I love the way it caught that bright light streaming in from an open window.⁣
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Oil on wood panel. 9 x 7 inches For Sale⁣
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#oilsketch #oilpainting #instapainter #oilstudy⁣
#handpainting #paintinglight #paintingstudy⁣
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