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, December 21, 2013

Calvary Proud- pastel

(sold) 16 x 20 inches, pastel on board.  I purposely made the horse a bit "vague", to add an element of abstract and mystery, and to have it 'emerge' from the background.

Im really enjoying this looser style.

This painting, along with "Sunblock" posted previously, has been accepted into the 2014 Western Spirit Art show, to be held here in Cheyenne in March.  With over 500 works submitted, Im happy to be included into this juried show, and for my work to be hanging amongst the works of some fabulous artist whose paintings I admire.  More details on show to be posted later.

Available for sale

Friday, November 1, 2013

"Test Drive" - pastel- sold


12 x 16 inches, pastel on board.  This scene is my friend, Jim, down in Colorado, putting his weight into the saddle for the first time on a horse he was breaking and training.

Purposely created a loose, watercolor like background.  I like the look, hope you all do to.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cheyenne - pastel - sold

16 x 20 pastel.  Haven't done many paintings with animals as of late, except horses.  So, this was a nice change.  The blue color in the scarf is much darker in real life, my camera really exaggerated the blue and made it much lighter.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sunblock - -pastel

12 x 24 inches, pastel on board.  I've hesitated in the past to paint these type of scenes for fear of having painting that looks too contrived.  These scenes are breathtaking in real life and trying to capture that feeling in a painting is difficult, at least for me.  Im fairly happy with this one, hope you all like it.

I left the image a bit smaller for this to simulate how it would look as if you (viewer) were standing back, looking at this hanging on a wall.  You can view it larger by clicking on the image.

I also haven't painted any true landscapes for a while, so it was nice to paint a landscape for a change.

Available for sale

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chap Flappin - Pastel

Summer activities have taken over and painting has subsided.  I finished this a couple months ago.  Decided to focus more on the rider and repeat the cowboy hat shapes throughout the painting.  Im still experimenting with different styles and levels of abstraction.

12 x  16, pastel on board

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Foggy Freight - pastel- sold

10 x 20 pastel on board.  This painting along with Final Preparations (posted below) are entered into the 2013 Railway Art Show and Sale, held here in Cheyenne at the historic train depot.  Show opening night is this Friday and the show will run through to end of July.

These train paintings were a lot of fun to do.  I hope you all enjoy them.

Update:  This painting sold last night at the opening of the art show.  A SINCERE THANK YOU TO THE BUYERS!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hot Meets Cold

Another small 5 x 7 oil.  Inspiration for this came one day this winter when it was 15 degress below zero and the steam coming off our local refinery was impressive.

I have found these industrial type scenes fun to paint.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Union Pacific Engines - -Oil- sold

Another small 5 x 7 oil.  Using only about 6 colors, mostly transparent pigments.  Fun piece, and challenging to paint all the railings.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Tanks and Tankers - oil

5 x 7 inches, oil on board.  I sure enjoy these small oil paintings.  Another in a series of train themed paintings.  The paint finally dried enough to get a decent photo (something I dont need to deal with painting with pastels). 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Final Preparations- pastel

My first in a series of train and industrial scenes.  This is the 1880 Train, in Hill City, South Dakota.  I combined several old vacation photos to created this story.  The engine presented an interesting challenge with all the machanical parts.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mountain Man - sold

11 x 14 pastel on board.  This was my piece for the annual art swap in sw/western forum in wetcanvas.  I sent this to Peggy up in Montana.  She sent me a wonderful bull elk painting.