Sunday, September 13, 2009

Collard Greens

Collard Greens
9 x 12
Oil on linen

This is also a scene from up the northfork.
one of the many new fishing holes that I've found along this great river

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Perfect day...

Over ripened Broccoli
9 x 12
Oil on linen
One of the best days. Started the day off painting, which i'm not to happy about it. I feel like i should have stopped about halfway through the painting and i failed in the process. It's much to overworked!
But to make the day better i did find a beautiful brook trout on the end of my line! aaah, what a way to end the day

Monday, September 7, 2009

South fork Brocolli

9 x 12
Oil on linen

A trip down the southfork yesterday. It was beautiful weather when left town and about halfway down the river the weather turned cloudy. Seems to be some challenging aspects during the painting process a lot more than usual.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Working in the studio

Garden of Eden
8 x 10
Oil on linen

Working on a larger studio piece i did this sketch to formulate an idea about a larger piece. My challenge on the larger piece is to stay loose and bold while keeping reserve held off till the last brush-stroke.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Evening on the Southfork...

Green Beans
6 x 8

a nice evening along the southfork to catch the last rays.
Glorious evening!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Montana Bi-ways

A short drive over the border lead me to appreciate just what's with-in a short drive!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

evening light, and a sold painting...

Hi guys, last night i had time to get in a fast one before venturing off to an Artist reception that my work was on show at the local Cody Country Art league. I even sold a painting!! It really is touching when someone desides to choose your work to sit and live with in their home. It's kinda like a little bit of me is living there too, so it's a very humbeling event!
Here's the sold one

Warmth of Winder
11 x 14

and the painting of the day

Friday, August 28, 2009

Daily meanderings

Hi folks!
yeah, two back to back post's, wow you must say! I do try to paint something everyday, just don't always get tine to post many of them. It is my goal to start to be better marketier.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's been a busy summer so far!

Hi all
hope this finds everyone well, and rested up and not too hot.
here's the newest paintings.....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Afternoon Fingers

Afternoon Fingers
9 x 12

After work yesterday i had a great painting session that was VERY enjoyable. The water making it's sounds right beside the easel gave me a peaceful feel throughout the painting.

Yellowstone Pool

Beauty Pool
10 x 12

Made a trip up to Old Faithful on Mothers day with the family. The weather was beautiful and had the opportunity to paint while up in the area

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Still Waters

Still Waters
14 x 18
Oil on linen

On my day off this wk had time to sit down and work at the easel. Lately i haven't had any time to work on painting, so much going on that some things get put on the back burner unfortunately.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Melt off

14 x 18

This painting was just perhaps an experiment with size of plein air to do. I had the itch to had to scratch the surface of a painting that you can really put yourself into. One that takes much longer time and much more thought about brushwork, values, and color. Well, as you can see here i made some major drawing and shape mistakes, lol. Still fun! Went to one of my fav river scene.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

White Light along the Northfork

White Light along the NF
8 x 10

In this painting i tried to back up and figure out how to paint in a more controlled manor. Meaning, to stick strickly to all guidlines and not dabble with the brush at all. Make each brush stroke count and emphasize the important ah ha feeling of the painting. This is always hard for me because i've painted loose for so long. But, it's always good to push yourself and try new things.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shell Creek

Shell Creek
12 x 10
Took a drive to a town that's at the base of the big horn mtns today and boy was it worth it! love the snow still hanging around and the light was incredible!
An old palet today, the Zorn palet!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Frozen over

Creekbed Frozen over
6 x 8

Here's an idea I've been working on and finally had the chance to paint it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winters return

NF of the shoshone river
11 x 14

Sorry for the poor quality on this photo, can't seem to find the camera so I had to use the camera phone. Still looking for the camera!

Glad the snow is still hanging around along the NorthFork! very special place to get to paint in!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Pahaska warmth
8 x 10
Warm day up in Pahaska the other day. Had to dig myself out of the 3+ ft of snow tho! a lot of fun

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Carter Mountain Bluffs

Carter Moutain Bluffs
9 x 12

Yesterday's warmth got me outside again! man, i wish this weather would hold out from now till christmass!! Wow, I dressed for mild weather, but still got hot! More on the way as we are expecting 40-50's all week!! a painters dream!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

January Thaw

Shoshone river bank
8 x 10

Had a great Jan thaw day the other day, and boy was it nice, nearly 50' outside! It's nice getting the chance to paint and the paint not tack up on you like it does below 30'. This is one of my fav spots to paint at and it always brings me back no matter how many times i've painted it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

15 min last light study

15 min study along the shoshone river
8 x 10

Here's a study that i did yesterday evening. Getting to the scene a little later than i had planned made me push on thru. I almost didn't even start on this one but thankfully i started to sling paint like no tomarrow. those painting sessions are always fun and invigorating even though most of the paintings are quick, they usually lend to more info because your forced to not over annalize the scene and just put down first impressions. Lot of fun!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Studio piece

High Passage
22 x 24
oil on linen

Here's what has been on my easel lately. I did a plein air of this scene a little over a year ago, and there were problems with the piece once i got it home and looked at it in normal lighting. I had a few issues with the comp and this final painting has been worked and re-worked a couple times over to get to this final point. Hope you like it!

Please note, a more accurate color match is found on my website here

Monday, January 5, 2009

Snowed In

Snowed in
8 x 10
Oil on linen

Here in Cody we have recently received a bounty of 8in of the white stuff.
Waking up to this site is a painters dream. I've always loved painting in the snow as hard as it is keeping edges due to the wet snow and many other issues that pop up....hope you like

Friday, January 2, 2009

It's a new year!

Happy New Year everybody!!
Here's a pic of my latest painting done on New Years day

Very hard painting cause of the wind and cold, but new equipment helped!