Welcome to my art site! This is the place where I display some of my paintings and give some thoughts as to the process invloved in creating a painting. All paintings are for sale unless stated otherwise. If your interested in purchasing a painting, please contact via email for pricing and any other information you would be interested in. Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Homeward - pastel

18 x 24 pastel on board.  Been what seems like forever since I posted a new painting.  Completed this last winter.  A combination of several reference photos; as I find myself in a mindset of having a painting idea or story I want to tell...then find the necessary references to aid me in telling that story or idea.  Challenging to use multiple references in one painting, but very satisfying when it works because there is never a "perfect", single photo that has everything just exactly right for these larger, more complex paintings.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Pickin' and Choosin'

12 x 24 pastel on board.  I have been wanting to paint a long, vertical
format for quite some time, just for the fun of it.  The white of the calf's head is a bit washed -out for this photo.  It has more warmer color in real life.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Autumn On the Savory Stock Trail

SOLD 12 x 24 inches, pastel on board.  This painting is based on some photos I took last fall west of Encampment, Wyoming.  In early October, even late September, the sheep herders start bringing the sheep down from the high country, from where they spend their summers.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Early Moon

SOLD  11 x 14 inches, pastel on board.  Seems like forever since my last painting.  Finally starting to get things flowing again with producing paintings.

This is a scene I encountered last October in the mountains of southern Wyoming in early evening, just as sun was setting.  This is looking the opposite direction from which the sun just went below the horizon.  Elevation about 10,000 feet.  I am blessed to live in such a beautiful state.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bull Calf - oil

This is the other 5 x 7 oil that I managed to get done the last couple months.  As usual, the camera I used for this photo always exaggerates the blues, particularly in the areas of white fur.  These little paintings are always enjoyable to do.  They are great for experimenting with ideas or techniques, can be done fairly quickly, and can be sold at less cost to buyers compared to larger paintings.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

John Deer - oil

Life has gotten busy and taken away much of my painting time the last few months.  I have managed to complete a couple small oil paintings.  This is one of those.  It is 5 x 7 inches, oil painting on board.  Just a fun little painting.

I do have plans in the works for larger, more elaborate pastel, or maybe even oil paintings.  I am hoping I will have more time in the near future to get going on these plans, as its driving me crazy that I am behind schedule on what my goals were for this year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saddle Bronc Starting Lineup - pastel

(sold)12 x 24 inches, pastel on board.  I have been waiting to hear whether this made it into the 2015 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale here in Cheyenne this March at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Musuem.  The jurors must have liked it, as it was accepted into the show.  I am always grateful to be included into this show.  It is fun and the quality of the work being shown is continually getting better and better.  There are many fantastic artists being represented and it is an honor to have my work hanging amongst theirs.

I will give more details on the 2015 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale as it gets nearer.  There is a link on the right sidebar of this blog to last years show.