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.
Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. With the light changing so quickly, I wanted to record simply the brillant sunset that seemed to have a rainbow effect on the sky. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
Various sketches are contained on this page. There is a small pencil sketch of the idea for Hillside Fire. Under the sketch it gives some directions to the location, “just past small waterfall on road by smelly carcass.” Mixed media on cardboard, 11 by 8.5 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.
The seaweed was a redish color against the wet sand that reflected some sky color in it, the contrast of the colors interest me. There is a lively beauty in warm and cool colors interacting close together. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
The pools of water above Shoshone Falls are interesting little worlds of their own. It was a hot day and it would have been nice to cool off in that shady pool, if it wasn’t for the chance of being swept over the falls. In private collection. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches. (new photo coming soon)
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 done a few limited palette studies, I think this is one of the more successful ones. The palette consisted of white black and yellow ochre. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
I enjoyed exploring the night sky with something other than dark blue or black. I am most pleased with the movement in the sky from the brush work and yet it still feels like it is nighttime. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 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.