Saturday, October 27, 2007

"Utah Highway"

Okay, back to the landscapes. As much as I like to paint wilderness, the element of landscapes that fascinates is the intrusion of people. This painting includes the roadway for what it is. I'm not trying to make some big-statement, it's there, it is.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Sea Lion"

This watercolor was done from a photograph of a Sea Lion taken at the Denver Zoo. I do a lot of on-the-spot sketching and also take photos. I certainly have mixed feelings about animals in captivity but zoos present a marvelous opportunity to draw animals up close.
I am fascinated by water and the way light bounces off of and passes through it. I like this vignette style of painting. Leaving only that which is important to tell the story. Or maybe I'm just lazy.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

"Great Blue Heron"

Thought I'd change it up a bit. When I was younger I painted a lot of birds. I tired of the paint-every-feather mind-set and drifted away from animal art. I really love painting animals but now I'm exploring ways to be accurate , realizing the whole not the parts.
I like this painting because it reminds me of a lot of the small lakes and ponds in this part of the world.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

"Tire Swing"

The Taylor river above Gunnison, CO provided this scene. This is one of my favorite spots in Colorado and the fishing ain't bad neither. I like this piece because the winters here are beautiful but we still can't forget summer.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


This watercolor shows a view of eastern Wyoming, approaching the Black Hills. Though not as obvious as western parts of the state, the eastern parts of the Cowboy State are very beautiful.