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.
A small studio piece created from sketches and notes done on location. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches.
I painted the clouds with thicker paint and brushstrokes to give the clouds a physical sense of being versus the relatively smoother hills. Oil on board, 7.5 by 9 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.
One of a couple plein air studies of Shoshone Falls. In private collection. 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.
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 wandered in the falling snow and saw this wonderful contrast of cool white and warm, dark thistles and weeds. It reminded me of Frost’s poem — a line of which I use as a title. It is a calm quiet encounter with nature that tempts us to pause even on the darkest evenings or busiest days. As I stood taking in the scene, I knew I needed to share it. Oil on gessoed board, 28 x 22 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.
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.