While living in the Los Angeles area, I painted at many of the parks. When this piece was commissioned, I used a lot drawings and studies completed at parks to guide me as I painted it. In private collection. Oil on board, 30 by 40 inches.
A quick study at the Huntington Library looking into the Japanese Gardens. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 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.
The energetic brushwork that gives the painting energy yet contains enough information to describe the scene is what I love most about this. It was a fun piece to create. Oil on board, 6.5 by 9 inches.
We were out in the garage that was converted into a studio space drawing together when I saw a picture of Chris’s grandma. I had to paint it in my sketchbook. Gouache on paper, 10 by 9.25 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.
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.
“My toast is simply that I wish everyone thousands of times more than I have gotten in my life. I’ve been a man overly rewarded in my lifetime and that’s a fact.” – Frank Sinatra
Mixed media in sketchbook, 8 by 8 inches.
On the last day of the Bingham Arts Plein Air Paint Out, Tim, Nasan and I wandered over to a spot on Wes’ ranch that had a beautiful view of the Snake River. Down below the fields next to the river are a picnic table and this old tree. I told Tim that I had to paint it because it was flirting with me. Oil on gessoed board, 10 x 8 inches. This piece is available for sale at CJ Gallery inside The Candy Jar in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Allen Cappoferri and I sketched together at the Huntington Library. Originally I planned a digitally added background and had added it. I removed it because it distracted from the drawing. Mixed media in sketch book, 11.25 by 9 inches.