Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blue River Overlook

Blue River Overlook 6x8 oil $125
fun fun fun

In The Spot Light 2

In The Spot Light 2  oil 9x12 studio
I repainted this because I thought the background was too dark. Maybe, if background is lighter, it could give more emphasis to the foreground. It kinda works. I may have painted my self into a what if corner, because if any shape is changed all the other shapes want to change as well. hmmmm what to do  :-)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In The Spot Light

In The Spot Light 9x12 oil
Another day of snow. I hoped to go painting in Morrison but it started to snow there so I can back and kicked out this one from a photo.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gore Range near Blue River

Gore Range 10x10 $425
Daily Painting for me. This Sunday, there is a blizzard going on. Love it. But I cant go out and paint so into the studio we go.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Plein Air at Meyers Ranch Park CO

Meyers Ranch Park 11x14 oil plein air
Painting with PAAC on a cold morning. Clouds were coming and going which makes for a challenging paint out. Love it.

Life Drawing at Castle Rock Atelier

Boudica canson paper and nu-pastel
What fun.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Life drawing at Terry Ludwig Studio

Kind of in a slump with drawing but this was a lot of fun. Danett is a very good model. I think I have a lead on a workshop later this year that will help a lot. Dan Thompson will be at The Castle Rock Attelier in July.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Day - Red Twig Dogwood

Red Twig - Dog Wood  6x8 oil 
Under painted with acrylic and over painted with oil. It is easy to go way over board when harmony isn't the issue. :-)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Daily Painting

Hidden Mesa 8x6 oil studio $125
This is my offering for daily painting, actually it is twice weekly painting in a small format. This one is based on the painting from the day before at Hidden Mesa. It is really a learning experience to paint small and to paint the same concept over and over.

Painting w/PAAC and PSC

Hidden Mesa 14x11 oil plein air
Painted with PAAC and the Pastel Society of Colorado. There were about 17 artists who showed up to paint at Hidden Mesa just south of Parker CO.What a gorgeous day to paint. Pretty cool if you are in the wind but I found a nice sheltered spot and standing in the sun was so nice I took my jacket off to enjoy the weather. Lorenzo Chavez painted an awesome piece as usual and so did Richard Szcutnik and Mike Ray and Norbert Nagel. We started with breakfast and then finished with lunch and had a wonderful time.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Impromptu Painting at Clear Creek

B Day At Clear Creek 11x14 oil  plein air

An impromptu painting excursion at Clear Creek at Prospect Park with some friends, Wes, Eldon, Mark and Tracy. What a fun day.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

large paintings rule

Afternoon Sun  30x40 oil

It is funny how some paintings just come together and others fight back. This one looked good on the sketch but it wasn't going to go down easy. It fought back, it seems, all the way to the finish. Hope the next one goes easier. The photo of the painting is not the greatest either, its hard to light a large painting properly.