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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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Morning On the Roaring Fork

16 x 20 pastel. The Roaring Fork creek in southcentral Wyoming, the first week of October this last fall. The sounds of the elk bugling were filling the canyon that morning. The mule deer were happily feeding as well. I thought about adding some deer or elk in the painting, but I decided to save that for another day.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Forest Road

11 x 14 pastel. The inspiration for this painting came from some photos I took back in the fall of 2008 while chasing elk in the mountains of southern Wyoming. This particular area of forest was interesting because it had an equal mix of evergreen and aspens, along with thick brush in the undergrowth. Some fabulous wildlife habitat.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wyoming Sheep Country

Pastel. 16 x 20 inches. This is a sheepherder from Peru moving sheep in the Sierra Madre mountains in south central Wyoming last September. This guy told me stories about how the bears have been eating the sheep as well as a story of how a sow with two cubs charged at him. Have to admire these guys living in the backcountry with the sheep all summer.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

White Wind

I completed this pastel about a year ago. 11 x14 inches. I tried to capture some movement and portray the wind and blowing snow. This is a hay meadow about 20 miles west of Cheyenne, Wy. When I took the reference photo for this painting, the wind was blowing over 40 miles per hour with snowdrifts covering the road.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lady In Red

I thought I should do a portrait, since its been quite a long time since the last one. This one is 6.5 x 9 inches. Pastel on velour paper. This is my first painting on velour paper and first portrait with teeth showing. This painting was part of the October challenge in pastel forum in Wet Canvas.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Texas sand dunes - -sold

This painting was done using mostly pan pastels. The two "bushes" were painted using normal pastel sticks. This was a painting done as part of monthly challenge in sw/western forum in Wet Canvas. 9 x 12 on sanded paper.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Skirting the storm

This is one of my older painting, 16x 20 on paper. I have'nt had a chance to do anything new in the last few weeks. But I have tons of new reference material and lots of ideas to keep me busy as soon as I get going again.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Foundation of stone

Finished this last night. 9 x 1 2 pastel. Rock formations at pole mountain west of Cheyenne. The different colors of lichen on the rocks made it colorful. I will probably be doing more rock paintings in the future, I think they make an interesting subject.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Florida lake

Howdy to everyone. This is my latest from the Wet Canvas May mothly challenge. Its small, 5 x 7, pastel. I didn't have much time to do a larger one by the end of the month. I painted this pretty quickly and I am pleased for the most part in how it turned out.