sailboat glides in Boston harbor with the city in the background

On the Harbah With My Girl

A couple of years ago, Jackie and I went to Boston. Some of the highlights were the Old North Church, the Freedom Trail, a Red Sox game and a fantastic trip in the harbor. The sun sparkled across the water and you could feel the cool air taming the summer. I used a limited palette of phthalo blue, burnt umber, yellow orange azo, acra magenta and titanium white. Acrylic on pressed paper board, 8 by 10 inches.

South of Wooden Wheel Lodge

Joe’s sons showed me the trail south of the Wooden Wheel Lodge and left me there to paint my way back. It was a great day. Even though it sprinkled and then rained, the trees gave just enough protection. I could hear something out in the water, it sounded large, but I never saw it as I painted this piece. Gouache on watercolor paper, 4 by 6 inches.

Painting of cows resting in the shade on a hot August day

August Pasture

On a melt-your-face hot kinda day, I took my boys on a hike with the intent that we would make it to Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump site. It was too hot. We didn’t make it, but as we sat in the shade for a minute to rest and drink water, we saw these other poor creatures. We felt cooked, can’t imagine how they felt. In a private collection. Gouache on watercolor paper, 5 by 7 inches.

Fire-folk Nocturne

City lights dim our view, but there is still magic there. Look at the stars! Feel the cool evening air and share a laugh with friends. Listen for the frogs and see the fire-folk hanging in the air. There is energy in the night sky you see, compared to the more controlled man-made structures. Oil on gessoed board, 22 x 28 inches.

An impressionistic painting of an old tree sitting in front of some small hills

Picnic at Wes’

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.