Mike Bagdonas


Mike Bagdonas

Mike is an “alla prima” ( wet into wet paint) oil painter who regularly paints landscapes primarily from plein air studies and western themed oil paintings in his studio in the Sierra foothills of Northern California.  His favorite painting locations are in the beautiful mountains of California as well as the awe-inspiring Northern California coast above Big Sur.  The painting shown above is a studio painting in triptych format using a palette knife only done from many plein air paintings in the vicinity  The triptych consists of three 36″ x 30″ canvases.   The abstract movements of the palette knife add another dimension to this painting, one that couldn’t have been accomplished with a brush.