Sunday, May 22, 2022

Seeking The safety Of Shadows

 Wild horses at sunrise in Mesa Verde, Colorado.  16x20 Oil

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


 With all the rain we were lucky to get this spring, the creek on our neighbor's property was roaring.  11x14 Oil

Monday, May 16, 2022

"Mallards on Pistol River"

 A fast and loose small painting of a pair of mallards.  Had fun on this one. 8x8 Oil

Friday, May 13, 2022

"White Tulips"

 Stepping out of my very restrictive box to do a still life. I find painting still lifes as exciting as watching paint dry, hence I never do them.  These white tulips at my sisters house with the modern black glass wall oven behind and a light source in a room behind to the right as well as another to the left of the scene was to good to pass up.  Start to finish 1 1/2 hours.  I was channeling Matisse. Hope I didn't disappoint him. 12x9 oil

Thursday, May 12, 2022

"A Prickly Situation"

 A triptych based on a photo I took while visiting So. Cal. last month. The colors of the cactus and the blooms were so inspiring. Each panel is 24" x 8"  Oil

"Pistol River Bridge"

 Was able to sneak out yesterday, one of a rare sunny days lately and painted this view of the Pistol River Bridge from Carpenterville Road.  8 x 24 Oil

"Bolsa Chica Wetlands"

 Visited family in So. Cal. last month and hiked thru the wetlands.  It was a sunny, cool day.   

12 x 24 Oil

"Lazy Day, Mutton To Do"

        Another painting by Pistol River.  11 x 14 oil

Friday, April 22, 2022

"Emerging Spring"

 Our neighbors very old apple trees just starting to bud and bloom  20 x 24 Oil

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

"Waiting For Spring"

 Lucky to have diverse forest in my backyard. Couldn't resist painting these big leaf maples and alders before they leaf out. The bare trunks covered in ferns and moss.  "Waiting For Spring"  16x12 Oil

"River Shadows"

 Another Pistol River painting.  Never get tired of painting it.  11 x14 Oil. Is part of Las Laguna Art Gallery 50 & Over Show- Online Exhibition June 2 to 30th, 2022


 Near John Day Fossil Beds , Oregon.  I love the high desert!   "Renewal" 9 x 12 Oil

"Tree Amigos"

          I love painting trees!!!  "Tree Amigos"  11 x 14 Oil

Monday, February 21, 2022

Rare February Day

 Forgot to post this plein air painting I did a couple weeks ago at Myers Beach. It's the same scene I painted and posted last September.  Just goes to show how time of day, weather, lighting and how I'm feeling affects the outcome.  It got pretty windy about half way through so I worked fast and hung on.           11 x 14 Oil

Cold, Dry Winter, Pistol River

 Painted on location this week.  Normally the river would be overflowing its banks this time of year.  Hoping for some rain.  11 x 14 Oil