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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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Winter Hold Outs - pastel

Just finished with this one. 11 3/4 by 36 inches; soft pastel. I've been wanting to paint this scene for quite some time. Inspriration came one evening last November while driving home to Cheyenne from Laramie. The colors in the sky were fantastic. The reddish colors near the horizon on the left comes in part from pollution along the Denver front range of Colorado. If your not familiar, these are snowfences. They are built parallel along highways and railroads to catch blowing snow, preventing drifts from forming on the road or railroad tracks. These drifts can get quite large and are often the last snow to melt.

Winter is still hanging on. Got 3 inches last night. "If" or when spring decides to get here, the prairies are going to be green, green, green! Which will be a nice change from 7-8 months of browns.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fired Up! - charcoal

Its been forever, it seems, since I did an old-fashion black and white drawing. I spent between 2 to 3 hours on this. Image size is 7.5 x 10 inches, using 2b, 4b, and 6b charcoal pencils. It was fun and relaxing to just sit and do a drawing. I'm not sure if I have the patience to spend days and days on a more elaborate, finished type drawing. But it could happen I suppose. LOL

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Old Truck, Oil

Haven't posted in a while. Work has taken over lately. Finally got around to doing some painting. This is 4 x 6 inches, oil, on gessoed masonite. It was for the southwestern/western forum monthly challenge in Wet Canvas. It was a fun exercise and a chance to work on my oil painting skills.