I really enjoyed creating this, mostly because it was a challenge. The look of the rock face eluded me. I had two sessions on location and did some work at the end in the studio. Oil on board, 11.75 by 17.5 inches.
I hadn’t titled this painting until not long ago I read the information displays at the falls. One plaque told of Ejupa the coyote spilling his basket of fish and creating the snake river. The dams he built to stop the water, becoming the falls along the river. In private collection. Oil on canvas, 36 by 48 inches.
In wanting to combine traditional media with the flat digital pieces, I felt that best introduction or combination of that was to use it off “register.” So although the digital portions are perfectly even areas of color they aren’t aligned with or where you would expect them to be. Mixed media, digital.
The interplay of abstraction and suggestion of form are what make this a successful painting. In private collection. Oil on board, 7.5 by 11.5 inches.
This little painting was completed using sketches and reference for my brother’s marriage. I wrote advice about starting small in the card that went with it. In private collection. Oil on board, 2.5 by 3.25 inches.
I have tried to give my wife flowers when I can, for this particular birthday I painted them. I set up a still life with roses, snapdragons and seashells, which I had to hide with the painting at my neighbors house because I didn’t finish in the first session. In private collection. Oil on canvas, 20 by 16 inches.
Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. I was painting with some other artists, we were challenged to paint as many 1 to 5 minute paintings as we could before the sunset. We painted quickly and then scrambled to the next vantage point. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
An attempt to capture the energy and motion of the waves crashing on the beach. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
She was a kind and gentle dog and not very hyper. Occasionally she would get these fits where she would seize up and snort loudly trying to get air into her lungs. Then she would go lay down and rest. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
I chose to do a landscape rather than a religious scene for this piece but wanted it to still inspire the viewer to remember and look up to our maker. In collection of the Alhambra Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Alhambra, California. Acrylic on gessoed board, 36 by 108 inches.