Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sketch Crawl

A nice rainy/snowy mountain.  I increased the greenness of the grass for wishful thinking.
This little old gas station that is now a uhaul store is always a great subject.
And how could I resist the tractor on rails.
I went out with Jared and a group of other sketchers today, and these are the results.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Mountains along the FlatIron gouache & watercolor

Being slightly tired of oils,  and the dismal grey of Montana winter, which seems to have no end.  I broke out the gouache and watercolors and a favorite photo.  I then put down some paint in remembrance of the shadows and light patterns that the sun can make. 

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunset on Lake Pend oreille 5"x7" oil on panel

I don't often do sunsets but I couldn't resist the silhouette of the boats,  and the play of the reflection in between them.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Shadows and trees

A different view of the river for me, but an interesting one.  The positive and negative shapes lured me in.

A little shot of blue sky.

Took advantage of a  semi-nice day and painted between the rain/snow.  I was enticed by the flow of the river and the little shot of blue sky reflecting in the water.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Blue Sky on a winter day 4.5"x5.5" oil on birch

This is a little painting for the Hockaday Art museum auction in April.  

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Evening at the Auction 11"x14" oil on birch

I did my first Quickdraw at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings.  It was fun I had an hour to produce a painting which was then sold at the auction.  I had get permission to paint in the center courtyard rather then in the gallery in a big white room.  This image is of the old part of the museum, the yellow seeping through the door is what caught my eye and I had to do it.  The painting sold for 500.  Not bad for an hours work.