Thursday, November 15, 2012


  A very kind woman recently remarked that I am a master of watercolor and for that kindness I am  truly thankful. But. I am concerned that the term 'master' carries with it an implication or indictment of finality, that in mastering something there is no longer anything in the medium to be discovered. One of the reasons that watercolor fascinates is the possibility of something new. Bob Ross spoke of  "happy accidents " and that happiness is something I look forward too.

Monday, September 24, 2012

  South of Fort Collins, Colorado.                           11 x 33"                     Acrylic on panel 
    I was recently asked to speak on Western Art at the University of Colorado. In the course of our discussion I was asked why I am doing these paintings and I was hard-pressed to find an answer. I love the plains of Colorado and Wyoming and am fascinated by the skies we see in the West. But I have come to realize that it's that line that defines the meeting of Sky and Earth that I am most interested in.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Acrylic on canvas
   16 x 20"
This piece is coming together nicely but I can see that it still needs a bit of work.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

  On the Taylor River          Acrylic on panel                 10 x 20"                          Sold

     This view of the Taylor River , north of Gunnison, Colorado is a good example of what I am going through right now. My landscapes are starting to be more abstract and largely seem to address the horizon. But I love the way that water, be it in the form of creeks or rivers cuts through the land and the way that trees break up the sky and show light in their leaves. This feels like a learning period and I find that very exciting.

Monday, April 23, 2012

" Landscape 1 "  Acrylic on canvas  10 x 20"                                            $175.00

Friday, April 20, 2012


 " Sunrise " Acrylic on canvas  10 x 20"                                                                    $175.00
Partially influenced by my love of the plains of Colorado and Wyoming and as I try to simplify my landscapes I find myself drawn to abstraction. These recent works feel more as a journey than an arrival.