Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tree Bottom 36"x48" oil on canvas

A piece I have been working on that I am still working on.

Poplars 18"x36" oil on canvas

I haven't posted for a bit,  this is a piece I have been working on...maybe too much...enough that it needs some more work.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Lake Pend oreille 30"x40" oil on canvas

This is the commission piece that I just finished up.  It is by far the longest I have spent on a single painting,  a lot of late nights!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

dum dum 5"x7"

I have been stealing my kids halloween candy lately and decided to paint one.  

Monday, November 3, 2008

Studio Window 8"x10" oil on linen

As I painted in the studio today I looked up to see this wonderful light shining in.  I grabbed the paints and did a quick study.  The yellow light coming in  surprised me since it was only 4:00 o'clock and the sun was on its way down.  

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dinner with Yako, 8"x12" oil on linen

My neighbor went fishing yesterday and brought my family some nice trout to eat.  As I was eating them I decided that I needed to paint them.  It was a lot of fun but my studio sure smelled awful.

Monday, October 27, 2008


This little guy is behind the Grad studio and I couldn't resist its color.
These trees are across from the studio and have already lost their leaves completely.  I find it interesting how some trees loose their leaves so much sooner than others.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monothon at the Crow shadow Institute of Art

I went to Pendleton Oregon today for a benefit auction at the Crow Shadow Institute of Art.  It is put on by James Lavadour and Frank Janzen.  It was a lot of fun to do some printmaking.   
 Click on the title for a link to their site.

Sorry for the bad photos they took them as fast as we could print them.  

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dixie Dog 9"x12" oil on panel

A fellow artist Greg Caudell had his great dog with him.  She was a great little puppy that I had to paint.  She didn't hold to still but I think I captured her.  

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scotchman peak show

Tree Bottom 8"x10" Sold 
Fall Meadow  8"x10"

Fall Aspens  11"x14"

I had the chance to paint at the Scotchman peaks wilderness plein-air show.  It was a lot of fun to paint with the other artists and meet some new people.  I'll post the other paintings I did when I get better photos of them.

Monday, September 15, 2008

OPA plein-air event

I couldn't pass up these shoe thrown up into the powerlines of this alley.  I was told it was done by a disgruntled employee and the local shoe store.
I enjoyed painting the parts of a boat that you don't usually see.  

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Estes Road, oil on canvas, 24"x30"

I have been working on a large studio piece for school based on a smaller plein-air.  So here it is. I have enjoyed painting trees and it was fun to do some bigger work. 

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dead Poplar, oil on board

I've been reading a great book by John F. Carlson,  it's called Carlson's Guide to landscape painting.  His section on trees is amazing as is the rest of the book.  So I decided I'd better go and paint some trees.  I really like the poplar trees, they have a lot of variation and there is always at least one dead one in the group.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Poplars 8"x10" oil on panel

A study to see if I could still paint.  After being turned down to show I decided instead of feeling bad I would go paint.  I liked the distance that this scene provided with the dark trees and distant rolling hills.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Palouse evening

We had some strange smokey skies last night that put an odd glow onto the landscape.
I went painting with an old college friend that I ran into at the farmers market.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Painting on the Palouse

8"x10" oil on birch,
I couldn't resist the old barn, with its offset door and little hint of the blue sky out the window.
3"x7" oil on masonite,
This is the view from the barn.  Lots of green fields that are just turning yellow.

Early morning, gouache/watercolor in a moleskin

Another inside painting,  there are some great structures around here.  I couldn't resist putting in the telephone lines across the top.  SOLD

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Reeds and Pond scum, watercolor/gouache in a moleskin

We had a big windstorm today that kept knocking over my easel.  So I cheated and painted this inside from my last visit to the Arboretum.  I liked all the colors of the scum, from my experience scum is usually pretty colorful. SOLD

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Clouds over the Palouse 8"x10 oil on linen

Clouds are interesting they have the ability to seem completely flat.   As if they are pieces of torn construction paper floating through the evening sky.  

Thursday, June 26, 2008

View from the backyard

 A couple quick plein airs from the back porch.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sandpoint Plein Air Paint-Out

The following paintings were done at the Sandpoint Plein Air paint-out.  They are at the Timberstand Gallery in Sandpoint, Idaho.

9"x12" Plein Airs

"The Chief"
I couldn't resist painting the wonderful lines of  these Felt cruisers.
"Alternative Transportation"
The play of the grey ground and shadows to the lime green bike was a lot of fun.  Thanks Outdoor Experience for lending me the bikes.

8"x10" Plein Airs

"Hay Bails"  
some fresh cut and rolled hay.
I loved the nice organic lines of the flowers in contrast to the straight lines of the deck at fellow artist  Robert Bissetts home.

4"x4" Plein Airs

"Fowl Friends"
I couldn't resist painting the different birds that were together on the beach.

5"x 7" Plein Airs

"Still Standing"  this is the last old grainery standing in Sandpoint.
"5:00 AM"  when you sleep outside once the sun rises you might as well get up and paint.
"Part of the Show"  a cool lantern on the local theater caught my eye.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Thompson River 8"x10" oil on linen

I think I am going to miss this view out my living room.  

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bottoms up 6"x8" oil on masonite

Finally went painting today and couldn't resist painting the local scenery.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Spring Runoff watercolor on a moleskin

A fun little watercolor on Memorial day, haven't painted much lately I was a Juror and am getting ready to move.