Painting the great outdoors

Thursday, November 9, 2000

With a paint brush in his hand and a smile on his face Doyle Gustafson demonstrates how simple it is to paint using a wet-on- wet technique.

The Alta graduate said he's enjoyed painting as long as he can remember and is looking forward to displaying his paintings during Alta's holiday open house and craft bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 11.

The bazaar will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Alta Community Building. Gustafson will be one of the many displayers to visit.

"This will be my first local show since 1983," said Gustafson, who will be displaying approximately 80 of his paintings.

Gustafson said he did a lot of art in high school, but it wasn't until 1982 that he began painting the landscapes which he sells today.

"I lived in Colorado for 10 years and really enjoyed the mountains and the water there so I began painting things that I saw," Gustafson said. "I came up with ideas in my head and began to paint them."

Gustafson said his love for hunting and fishing and being outdoors can be expressed through his paintings and likes the fact that he can create something that reflects things he really enjoys.

Gustafson has set up a studio in the basement of his residence north of Alta and said he enjoys having a place to relax and create things with his own hands.

Gustafson does a lot of carpentry work and said his painting is something that keeps him busy during the cold winter months when his carpentry slows down.

Gustafson visits numerous auctions, where he purchases the items in which he paints. He paints on disk blades, saws, frying pans, canvas and different types of boards.

Read the rest of this article in the 11/09 Pilot Tribune.

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