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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Monday, January 24, 2011

Willow Island- oil - sold

My latest oil landscape. 12 x 16 inches. I still cant seem to get a totally accurate photo when it comes to colors. Blues are slightly greyer in real life (in the sky for example).
Slowly, but surely, my color mixing is getting better. One of those things that comes with experience.
Well, off to find something to paint....

Friday, January 21, 2011

Drifts Above the Laramie Valley- oil

I'm continuing along with my oil landscape paintings. This scene is looking west across the Laramie valley to the Snowy Range mountains in the far distance.
Depicting distance when the air is crisp and clear is difficult. No heat waves, no humidity, no dust or pollution to cause objests in the distance to blurr or fade out. But, Im determined to figure out how to paint distance on those crisp, clear Wyoming days where mountains 60 miles away are as clear as if you were standing at the base of them.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Looking South

I've started a crusade to learn to paint landscapes using oil paints. This painting is 9 x 12 inches. Location is on the Wyoming/ Colorado border in northwest Colorado.
I've been staying up late painting, losing much sleep. I have produced several "failed" paintings, but have learned a lot in the process.
I'm fairly happy with how this turned out. The colors here in this photo are not totally accurate. There is not so much strong blues in the original.
'till next time.....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Meeting of the Mouths

9 x 12 inches, pastel. I did this focusing on abstract shapes. I also, payed extra attention to connecting the darks and anchoring them to an edge of the frame. I like how this turned out and will definetly pursue this line of painting more in the future. I hope you like it and find it interesting.