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.
If I am not mindful when using acrylic paint, I tend to paint more realistically. I am very pleased with the outcome of this painting. I like the cardboard texture that is showing through the paint and the play of the warm rocks against the cool greens and blues of the ocean water. Acrylic on cardboard, 7.5 by 10 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.
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.
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.
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.
This was a great day painting, it was hot out but I was focused and executed a few paintings in one of my favorite places to paint. This is my favorite from that day. In private collection. Oil on oak panel, 11 by 14 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.
One of a couple plein air studies of Shoshone Falls. In private collection. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
Having the sky painted like a water color and contrasting that with the thicker qualities of gouache really intrigued me in this little study. In private collection. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.