Monday, December 24, 2007

Pause 4"x10" Etching, Drypoint

I did this print a couple of years ago, but I've never posted it. I titled it "pause"and it represents the wiseman seeking the birth of our Saviour, pausing on his trip to ask for guidance and offer thanks. It also represents what I believe we often miss at Christmas, a pause, to remember the birth of our Saviour. Merry Christmas

Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter sunset 5"x7"

One thing that I have always loved about winter is the "rawness" of the colors. Everything is so complimentary in winter on yellow and blues especially.

20 Degrees and windy 6"x12" oil on birch

I tried to capture the cold in this painting.

Clark Fork 11"x24" oil on mahogony

This is one of my favorite views of the Clark Fork. I like the way the river bends.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Popular Trees 4"x12" oil on panel

I liked the lines of the trunk and variation of the color in the leaves of these trees. Also the long tall format.

Sagle Barn 8"x10" oil on panel

This was a cool barn on Sagle Road near Sandpoint that I couldn't resist painting.

Van Bureun Bridge 11"x14" oil on panel

This Painting was just accepted into the Missoula Art Museum Auction

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Hidden Lake 8"x10" oil on mahogony

I feel this is my most successful painting of the group. It is a mile and half to the over look and another mile and a half down to the lake.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Glacier Morning 8"x10" oil on mahogony

I did this at 6:30 in the morning on Going to the sun road, looking southwest. This painting was accepted to the Yellowstone Art Museum Auction in March 2008

Glacier Cliffs 8"x10" oil on mahogony

This and the next painting Renolds were on the trail up to Hidden Lake, the smoke from all the Montana fires rolling through gave these mountains a very abstract quality that I enjoyed capturing. All that I was able to see was there silhouette and there snow at the bottom. As I painted there was a rock chuck that continuously bothered, me begging for food and checking my pack, I thought he was going to go for my foot a couple times.

Renolds 9"x12" oil on mahogony

Glacier Evening 8"x10" oil on mahogony

I did this entire painting with a 3" brush just for fun.

Smokie skies 9"x14 oil on mahogony

I'm not sure about this painting, I did it with a large 3" brush and the skies changed every second. The smoke became so thick that everything had a hazy edge.

Glacier Sunrise 9"x14" oil on mahogony

Another view from Going-to-the-sun road, it was a beautiful morning to paint.

View from Going to the Sun 11"x14"

Tunnel 9"x14"

As I painted the tunnel the wind was crazy, There was a lot of dirt and dust that kept getting into the painting. I almost lost my tripod and paints over the cliff, luckly I caught them.

Koo Koo Sint 2"x8" oil on mahogony

Missoula Evening 3.5"x4" oil on panel

Bungalow 3.5"x4" oil on panel

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Black Sheep 9"x12" oil on panel

Another great name on a boat. I enjoyed painting this boat, it has a nice shape and the little colored flags make it better.
SOLD $550.

Evening at the Panida 8"x10" oil on panel

It was the longest day of the year so I did a late night painting of the local Theater I got done at 11:45pm. It was a lot of fun to see what the colors looked like when I got up the next morning.
SOLD $425

Little Boat 5"x7" oil on wood

I really like the simple shapes of this little painting.

Yes Dear 11"x14" oil on panel

One of my favorite things about sail boats are there names. This painting was done at the Sandpoint public beach. My favorite part of the painting is in the background how the trees meld with the water.

Little Alley 4.5"x7" oil on wood

After doing one alley I couldn't resist another so I changed spots, and did a little one.

Alley 11"x 14" oil on panel

I loved the orange and reds contrasting with the purple blue shadows of these buildings. Along with the wires running down the middle of the alley, I couldn't resist.

Chris Craft 12"x12" oil on panel

This was a beautiful Chris Craft boat, it is 28 feet long and was hard to paint but I like it.

Tug 12" x 12" oil on panel

A nice Big tug in East Hope Bay Idaho. At the Art show all the little boys that came in liked my tug the best, one 3 year old left his fingerprint on it. I left it there it added to the painting.

Bull River 8"x 10" oil on panel

This is the first painting of the Sandpoint Plein-air paint out. It was a beautiful morning in Montana, on the way to Sandpoint Idaho.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Apple Tree 6"x 6" oil on panel

As I was waiting for a different painting to dry, I did this painting which I like better. Sometimes the quick random paintings are the best.

Willow 6"x 8" oil on panel

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blue Slide Barn 9"x12" oil on panel

It was a very cloudy and rainy day. I managed to pull of a painting, after three failed attempts, I had to stop because of the rain.

Flathead River 11"x14" oil on panel

The Flathead river is really blue, unlike the other rivers right now. It's run-off comes from Flathead Lake, and doesn't get muddy like the others.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Last Light 8"x10" oil on panel

It was about 9:15 p.m. when I did this painting. In early spring you are allowed to open burn in Montana, so there has been a lot of haze around. It makes for really nice paintings.

Thompson Falls Dam 11"x14" oil on panel

This dam was built over the namesake of the town. I wonder what the falls looked like?

The Mill 8"x22" oil on panel

This is the local mill, on the Montana Hwy 200.

Bridge over Thompson River 8"x10' oil on panel

This was a very gray and windy day, and there was a dead deer nearby that smelled awful.