Thursday, December 10, 2015

large painting 36x48 cold wax medium

Lavender and Lace 36x48 oil 
First time I used cold wax medium. Not sure if I will use this again. Mixing and thinning and drying time, not sure if it is worth the effort.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Painting in RMNP

Moraine Park Camp Ground 11x14 oil
Paintings with friends Jason and Tyler in RMNP at Moraine Park Camp Ground on a really chilly day.  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I forgot to post the steps

The reference photo. I think it is by Gateway park near Castle Rock
The sketches to placement and design
The prep of the canvas with acrylic wash, hardly any texture other that the tooth of the canvas
The tools - plans change ended up using the 1" and 2" brushes. The 4" brush wouldn't fit into my solvent can. Need a new can. lol
The scary part - is this gonna work?
Finished. --- for now -- maybe it'll change with fresh eyes.


Deer Trail 30x40 oil
I really like painting large.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Demo for Jon

Walk On Ice 11x14 oil
My friend Jon and I have great conversations and here is a demo I did for him to explain how I am playing with texture. The next painting will show the sequence.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Plein Air at REd Rocks

Red Rocks 11x14 oil
Painting with friends at Red Rocks. It was a cold morning, 28 deg, but with in an hour it warmed up enough, 45- 50, to take off our coats. The wind pushed us to take shelter next to the rocks by the tunnel. There was snow melting and falling behind up to offer a zen sound to paint by.
Good day in CO.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Noisey Spot

Noisey Spot 11x14 oil
Working with a textured board is providing a lot of fun and surprises.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

textured MDF and canvas

 Terraplane Blue 18x24 oil on textured MDF
Hope On The Horizon 24x30 oil on canvas
What a gas it is to get inspired on the first stroke of a knife. The Terraplane Blue was started with a heavy texture of gesso (acrylic primer) and then palette knife through out. yum. Hope on the Horizon was on canvas so I didn't use a lot of texture. So the comparison was leaving me with wanting to do more texture work. Now to find panels and frames. Always a challenge some where. lol

Friday, October 30, 2015

oops forgot one

Christmas On The Range  8x10 oil
painted this and forgot to record it and now its time to frame and I am scrambling to get it recorded. 
sheesh. getting old is no fun  lol

Thursday, October 29, 2015

gouache studies

 Craw Dad Nest 4x7 ish 

Wet Rocks 4x7 ish 

Snow Day 4x7 ish
Now that I know that comments are working or sort of working, I will start leaving some notes to share with everyone. These are little gouache studies that are meant to just keep the juices going and possibly move into larger paintings. Which ones do you think would look good in a larger size and what size? Craw Dad Nest looks like it would be fun as a 30x40 or so. Something about microcosm painted macro size is fun. Once saw a tree frog painted 4'x5' that made me smile and a painted turtles head, head only, about 30x40 that was pretty cute. Not necessarily great art but fun images.

Friday, October 23, 2015

New fun ones

Red Twig (Red Twig Dogwood) 6x8 oil
Light In The Trees 6x8 oil
Fun ones. Gotta do some more. Maybe there is a large painting to be done from these.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

plein air with Jon H and Marianna

Blue River 11x14 oil 
plein air painting with Jon Holdredge and Marianna Duford on her property by the Blue River. Awesome place. Maybe I can talk them into going fishing there.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Christmas With A View 6x8 oil
Christmas Field Winter 6x8 oil
Stream Side Christmas 8x6 oil

Friday, October 16, 2015

 Cat Nap Spot 6x8 oil   studio
Eldorado Canyon Morning 11x14 oil  plein air
Painted with Don Barnes this morning. Was really chilly but a great morning.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


Aspen Abstract 16x20 acrylic
Having some fun today. Someone once said, "some paintings are to pay the bills, some are to satisfy the creative spirit".

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Shade Of Fall 30x40 oil 
Was painting away, happy as Opus in a dandy lion patch when I looked at my reference and realized I was painting the drips on the reference photo. They are not on the color sketch. ooof

Friday, October 9, 2015

2 for friday

Icy Fingers 20x24 oil (poor photo)
Avalanche OF Light 20x24

2 for friday, wanted to do 3 but 2 just wiped me out.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

OPA paint put Diane Rappis CAstel Rock

Gateway Mesa OPA 11x14 oil
Painting at Gateway Mesa by Castle Rock. Diane Rappisi hosted the OPA paint out and it turned out to be a beautiful day. thank you Diane.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

PAAC Grand Lake 9/23-26/15

Aspen Fork 9x12 oil
Aspens March 11x14 oil
 Aspen Twins 9x12 oil
 North Inlet 11x14 oil
The Clone Family 9x12 oil
Crown Of Aspens 9x12 oil Gift to Richard S.
CO River Onahu 12x16 oil
Onahu Lodge CO River 12x16 oil

Great time painting with PAAC. Paint all day at a great park (RMNP) enjoy the company of artist at night. Sleep, Repeat, This must be heaven.