Don Bishop
Portland, Oregon

Don Bishop is an impressionist painter living in Portland, Oregon, who draws inspiration for his artwork from the magical scenery of the Pacific Northwest. The majority of his work is in oils, but Don also paints in acrylics from time to time. As his work evolves, Don sees his paintings becoming a hybrid of tonalist, impressionist, and Hudson River School influences. His goal is to follow in the footsteps of the early masters, creating paintings that capture the qualities of light and color of the early impressionist movement.

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsSummer Field Gold
M Murphy purchased this artwork. 9/20/2016 | 12:00 PM

Loved the Piece. Looks exactly how I expected it to. Delivery was as expected as well. please with every aspect of the purchase. Love the painting!

commentsTonal Reflections 3.6
J Vogan purchased this artwork. 9/14/2016 | 10:02 PM

This first purchase was a good introduction to both UGallery and Don Bishop's work. Just had it framed and am sure to enjoy it for a very long time.

Don Bishop 3/31/2016 | 12:47 AM

Btw, don't know why but there are "??" In my post. Anyways, glad you like the painting! -Don B : )

Don Bishop 3/31/2016 | 12:45 AM

Excellent! I'm so glad you like your new painting ?? -Don B

E Nichols 3/30/2016 | 6:08 PM

Received the painting we ordered today and it's absolutely wonderful. Thank you!

commentsPoppy Meadow
P Villalobos 3/24/2016 | 4:34 AM

Nice one,Don.

Deb Kilduff 10/21/2015 | 5:30 PM

Very impressed with your work! I especially like your cityscapes!

Purple Splash

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.


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Purple Splash is a modern impressionist landscape. This piece was painted en plein air and has nice texture and thick impasto paint. 

The piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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