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 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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bowl of My Favorite Fruits - pastel

SOLD  8 x 10 inches on Canson Mie-tientes touch paper.
This was the first time using this paper and so far I'm not that impressed.  I will do a few more small pastels on this paper and see if I like it any better.

Even though I fought the paper, I like how the painting turned out.  I cant remember the last time I painted fruit with pastels, so it was a fun change of subject matter.

Friday, November 28, 2014

In the Thick of It - pastel

14 x 18 inches, pastel on board. 
I've had the reference photo for this in my "future painting ideas" computer file for years.  So it felt good to finally get around to tackle the scene.  It was quite the challenge to capture the color, light and organized chaos....and the certain "glow" that comes within these aspen thickets during early evening.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cottonwood Splendor - pastel

12 x 16 pastel on board.  I am having fun painting trees; and in particular the fall colors.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fall Cottonwoods - pastel

SOLD 8 x 10 inches.  Had fun with this.  And relatively pleased how it turned out; considering trees have always given me fits to paint in the past.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Evening Thunderstorm - pastel study

I have been painting.  I will be posting more paintings soon. This one is 8 x 10 inches.  Just playing around one evening, having fun painting a scene that does not require accurate drawing (such as people or horses).  Someday I may do a larger, more "finished" version of this.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Rose and Rowdy - pastel

(sold) 16 x 20 inches, pastel on board.

Tragic story.  A couple years after snapping a quick photo of these two horses, the mare (mother) was struck by lightning and killed.  So this painting that has been on 'my to do list' for number of years became a memorial portrait, with much more meaning, especially to the horses owners.

On a good note, the colt is now full grown and doing well.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Airborne - pastel

(sold)  12 x 16 inches, pastel on board.  Finally finished a painting!  I was having the hardest time, as I lost my painting mojo due to summer projects and activities.  I think I got my mojo back however, thankfully.

My camera really over emphasized the blue colors for this photo.  Its not that strong in real life.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

UP Close and Personal- pastel

(sold) 11 x 14 inches, pastel on board.  I finished this the other day just in time to include this into the silent auction to occur at the opening of the Railway Art Show and Sale at the Historic Train Depot  here in Cheyenne Friday, May 16th at 6pm.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Industry In Motion - Pastel

12 x 24 inches, pastel on board.  My other entry into Railway Art Show coming up in May.  I had a lot of fun painting this.  Challenging, but in a good way.

Rather than thinking of chemical plants as smelly, eye-sores, perhaps we can think about them differently.  Perhaps we can look at them as necessary structures, that provide many of the important ingredients for our way of life.  As well as marvel at the structural and chemical engineering, and human ingenuity that goes into the design and building of these plants.

And, of course, there's the train, an important component for distributing the products of the plant.
Industry in motion....!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tranquility Rails - pastel

12 x 16 inch pastel.  This painting was just selected to be included in the Railway Art Show and Sale at the Historic Train Depot in Cheyenne.  Show starts in May.

This painting is based on a scene near my home last summer.  One of those perfect summer evenings, no wind, peaceful, cool and clear air....  I cant wait for summer to get here...!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

All In a Days Work - pastel

11 x 14 pastel on board.  I painted this for the annual painting swap event in Wetcanvas, in the southwest/western forum.  Lots of fun.  Great way to collect art from other artists.  This one went to Sandra in North Carolina.  She sent me a great acrylic painting of a black bear.