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!

Distant Poppies

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
6 lbs. 0 oz.


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"Distant Poppies" is part of my abstract color field collection. These pieces are derived from the landscape, using light and atmosphere as the main inspiration. My abstract color fields are meant to be calm, quiet places where one can just escape.

Created with non-traditional tools and application, these pieces are about sculpting with paint. I use various knives, dry wall scrapers, kitchen tools, as well as improvised handmade "tools" to create rich texture and color mixes. This abstract color field painting is on 1.5 inch gallery wrapped canvas with the sides painted black. It arrives ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

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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