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!