‘Waterville Barn’ Fine Art Prints By Paul Roster

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Original Oil Painting By Paul Roster © 2013

‘Waterville Barn’

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‘Buckingham Barn’ Fine Art Prints By Paul Roster

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Original Oil Painting By Paul Roster © 2013

‘Buckingham Barn’

This painting is available in three print sizes.

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‘My Old Trike’ Fine Art Prints By Paul Roster

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Original Oil Painting By Paul Roster © 2013

‘My Old Trike’

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Rippels Hilltop Chevy Fine Art Prints By Paul Roster

 

Ripple's Hilltop Chevy

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2013

 

‘Rippel’s Hill Top Chevy’

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‘Grandpas Old Truck’ Fine Art Prints By Paul Roster

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

‘Grandpas Old Truck’

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Commissioned Paintings For Christmas.

Well I know it has been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. In my defense I have been super busy painting for some great customers. I finished 4 paintings since my last post but couldn’t share them with you just yet.

The first painting is of a rusty old Harley Davidson that I donated to the Special Olympics to auction off as a fund raiser. It brought $700.00 and that really made me feel good.

Oil Painting By Paul Roster of an old motorcycle

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

This Next one was done for a great customer in California He never gets snow where he is so he sent me a picture of his house so I could paint it covered in snow like here in Iowa. He wanted to get some Christmas cards made to send to his family with his snow covered house in them. The cards turned out great!

oil painting by Paul Roster of a snow covered house

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

This next one was done for another great customer, She wanted something special to give to her husband for Christmas this year. She had me come out and photograph this classic 49 Ford. This custom hot rod is truly a piece of art in itself.

original oil painting by Paul Roster of an old 49 ford custom hot rod classic

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

Now this next one is of a beautiful barn located somewhere in Wisconsin. An old friend of mine contacted me to see if I could get a painting done 2 weeks before Christmas. I got it done and delivered Christmas Eave. His wife used to play in this barn on her grandma and grandpas farm when she was little. My friend wanted to give his wife something special for Christmas and it completely blew her away.

oil painting by paul roster of an old red barn in wisconsin

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

Well that’s it for now, I hope you all had a wonderful 2014! I wish you all the best this coming year. You can find prints and originals of some of my work here on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtworkAdventures?

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New Painting Of Old Chevy Pickup Found In Southern Iowa.

While my daughter Mandy and I were on our road trip to southern Iowa we found a home just south of Lynnville that had three old cars sitting around the property that we had to get photos of. I knocked on the door and the nice man who lived there told us to go right ahead and take as many pictures as we wanted. I loved the old truck and knew that I would have to do a painting of it. What a great artwork adventure!

‘Grandpas Old Truck’

Original oil painting by Paul Roster © 2014

Original oil painting by Paul Roster ‘Grandpas Old Truck’ © 2014

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Southern Iowa Road Trip

It has been a while since our last adventure. We have just been too busy lately. My daughter Mandy and I saw an opportunity to gas up the car yesterday morning early and head for southern Iowa on an exploration adventure. Conditions were not perfect, the sky was overcast but we were willing to deal with that. We lost our sense of direction a few times because of the overcast skies. Getting lost didn’t matter to us, we kept driving gravel roads crossing highways and eventually coming into a another small town.

We visited a lot of towns like Van Horne, Blairstown, Mariningo, Williamsburg, Millersburg, Deep River, Barnes City, Spring Valley, Lacey, New Sharon, Taintor, LynnVille, Sully, Kellogg, Gilman, Tama, Toledo, Chelsea, Vining, Elberon, Keystone, then home. We did not make it all of the way into southern Iowa but we were far enough south that the we were in an area we had not previously scouted for inspiration.

Just leaving Williamsburg to the south we were able to come a crossed a gem. We found this old truck sitting in front of the auto parts store so we took a few pictures. The dump box looks to be an add on and we think it was just sitting on the truck frame and not attached. I plan to do more research to figure out the year and make of the old truck.

Photo By Paul Roster© 2014

Photo By Paul Roster© 2014

We drove many miles looking at old barns and tractors and we found a lot of things that peaked our interest. We took a lot of pictures of some great barns and abandoned houses. We found a home just south of Lynnville that had three old cars sitting around the property that we had to get photos of. I knocked on the door and the nice man who lived there told us to go right ahead and take as many pictures as we wanted and don’t miss the old car up behind the building. I wrote down his name and we took several pictures of the three old cars and went on our way.

Photo By Paul Roster © 2014

Photo By Paul Roster © 2014

Photo By Paul Roster © 2014

Photo By Paul Roster © 2014

Photo By Paul Roster © 2014

Photo By Paul Roster © 2014

We drove back up to highway 30 and started our way home because it was getting late in the afternoon. We had a lot of fun getting lost in Iowa. This was definitely a great artwork adventure. We are planning another trip to southwest Iowa within a couple of weeks. We can not wait, we are going to be close to the Missouri and Nebraska border and there are a few great attractions down in that area that we plan to take lots of pictures of and hopefully bring them into our artwork.

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“Rippel’s Hilltop Chevy”

My daughter Mandy and I have been scouring the countryside for old vehicles that we could photograph. We were looking for old trucks, cars, motorcycles, tractors and whatever else might make some great subjects for my paintings. I mentioned our search to a friend of mine and he told me that there was an old 57 Chevy sitting on the top of the hill behind his mom and dads house.

We decided to go out and check it out. The timing was perfect, a thunder storm had just went through the area and we could see the clouds starting to break up before the sun was going to set. We hurried out to the old 57on the hill before the sun came out from behind the clouds. We got there and waited for the sun. We waited for about 20 minutes. We were getting excited and very anxious at the same time. When the sun came out and drenched the old Chevy in sunlight we began taking a lot of pictures. We took about 100 photos of the old 57 Chevy.

We reviewed the pictures on the computer and settled on one that I could use for my next painting. We had a lot of great pictures but this one in particular had the angle that I was looking for because it allowed me to do more with the scenery in the background.

"Ripple's Hilltop Chevy" © 2013

“Ripple’s Hilltop Chevy” © 2013

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Paul Roster

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Belva Deer Lake in Iowa-Bass Fishing Adventure.

Lake Belva Deer is located in Keokuk County northeast of Sigourney Iowa. My brother Dave, his daughter Kaylee and her boyfriend Tanner and I set out on another Bass fishing adventure to Lake Balva Deer to see what the lake had to offer for big bass. I was especially excited about this trip because I am not one to pass up a chance to get out and discover Iowa’s beautiful outdoors. I am always looking for something to put into my artwork. 

When we arrived we got our camp set up and put the boat in the water for an evening of killer bass fishing. This is one of those lakes that looks as though the bass are hiding behind every dead tree that still stands in the lake. The water looked amazing and the structure is everywhere. We began fishing across the lake from the boat ramp when my luck proved to be good, I hooked a nice bass of almost 3 lbs, while working a Berkley Power Craw over the submerged tree limbs. We always release every bass we catch so we can fight it again another day.

This is a bunch of Turkey Vultures waiting to catch some sun on their wings on Lake Belva Deer.

Photograph by Paul Roster © 2013

Photo by Paul Roster©2013

Kaylee caught a nice bass on a crank bait and brother still kept beating the water to a froth trying land his first fish of the evening. Tanner pulled his new fishing kayak down to Lake Belva Deer and was off to another part of the lake fishing. We continued to work our way to the north end of the lake without a lot of action zigzagging through all of the dead trees. Fishing was a bit slow and our daylight was beginning to fade into darkness. Dave caught a couple of bass finally however none of the fish we caught warranted getting out the camera for pictures.

We decided to call it a night because it was getting to dark to see and with all of the trees and submerged tree limbs we didn’t feel we would be able to get back to the boat ramp without running into a tree or getting a sharp stick in the eye. We loaded the boat on the trailer and headed back to camp to get a fire going and grab a bite to eat. We cooked up a few deer brats over the fire and shared our fishing stories. Tanner had caught some real nice crappie and a few decent bass and said he couldn’t wait to get back on the lake in the morning. We were all pretty pumped up about the morning to come.

We set up our tent in one of the beautiful primitive campsites but the ground was hard and slanted. We were going through a drought this summer and it hadn’t rained in weeks. I felt like I needed to drive a couple tent stakes through the floor of my new tent for hand holds to hold on to so I wouldn’t slide down the hill while I slept. Morning came all to soon and we all woke up before daylight feeling like we had aged a few years from sleeping on the rough ground. We hurried around as quickly as our aching bodies would allow. We headed for the boat ramp and put the boat on the water right at day break. We were treated with a beautiful sunrise. I suppose that was Gods way of letting us know our sacrifice to a night of sleeping hell was worth it.

Photograph by Paul Roster © 2013

Photo by Paul Roster©2013

We started out fishing in the same spot as the afternoon before and stung a couple bass right off the bat. We worked our way to the east side of the lake and got into a few more small bass. Dave landed a big one probably about 4 lbs and then the fishing slowed up a bit. We continued to fish the rest of the day and slowly caught a few more decent bass. We had expected better from the lake but we also realized it was the dog days of summer and the bass can get pretty finicky. We started to realize that we almost had to hit the bass on the head with our lures to get them to bite.

Photograph by Paul Roster © 2013

Photo by Paul Roster©2013

It is going to be a blast to get on Lake Belva Deer in the spring during the spawn. There are some monster bass in this lake according to many of the bass fishermen we have talked to. The Belva Deer Lake is beautiful and the campgrounds are super nice. This was definitely an artwork adventure for me because I was able to take a few nice pictures.

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