Christine Fortner

Christine Fortner has several gorgeous plein air pieces - both landscape and floral. She is even offering free shipping! Enjoy!


If you wish to purchase or inquire about other work, please contact the artist

"Holly Hocks, Plein Air"          oil, 12”x9”    $325 framed

One of my neighbors has a beautiful yard full of flowers and a fish pond. It is pure delight to be able to paint in her yard on a sunny day.

"Idaho Falls 1, Plein Air"

acrylic, 14”x11”

framed $385


This was the first time I painted the falls in plein air. I arrived to see my painting buddies and realized I forgot a canvas. Thank goodness someone had an extra. With this painting I realized how hard it is to paint outside with acrylic paint. The paint dried so fast that I found I had to work faster so as not to loose the colors I carefully mixed.

"Lily Pad, Plein Air"

oil, 12”x9”    $325 framed


My neighbor who has a fish pond in her yard, was so excited the morning I was painting this because it was the first bloom on one of her new lily pads. I tried to get the translucent light shining through the petals.

"Idaho Falls 2, Plein Air"

oil, 12”x9”

framed $325


This was my second plein air painting of the falls. Using oil paint allowed me to enjoy the painting process a lot more than my prior painting done in acrylic. It is so exhilarating to paint by the river on a sunny morning. The birds are singing and the water falls constant roar and movement is a real challenge to paint. I was also intrigued by the different colors in the water with its transparency, the reflections and the splashing white falls.