Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Sunset Paintings


It's been a while since my last blog post. Nowadays it seems like I post a lot of new work on facebook since it is so easy to post there. Feel free to look me up there.

Below are some new Imaginary sunset paintings. I've been having fun working on developing painting from my imagination. It's great practice and I'm learning some new things about myself.

 A Place to View The Sunset
Oil 18" x 24"

Sunset Pond
Oil 16" x 20"

The Finale
Oil 24" x 36"

Sunset Light
Oil 14" x 18"
 (Small Preliminary for the larger one below)

Sunset Light
Oil 30" x 36"

Into The Light
Oil 14" x 18"

Friday, September 7, 2012

Southwest Art 21 under 31 Artists to collect feature

Southwest Art magazine selected me to be in their September emerging artist issue. I'm honored to be one of the 21 artists selected from across the United States.

The issue can be picked up at any Barnes and Noble.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Plein Air painting from a few days ago. Wanted to do a more intimate scene of some aspens,

Oil 36" x 24"
Plein Air - Alla Prima

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cottonwood Pass Plein Air

 Here's me out near the top of Cottonwood Pass. Painted enough of the scene for to finish it in studio.

Finished Painting
"Cottonwood Pass"
Oil 22" x 28"

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fall Grove

Fall Grove
Oil 22" x 28"

This painting is done almost entirely with palette knife. The only thing that isn't is the first layer of washes.

Plein Air Waterfalls

 Agnes Vaille Falls
 Oil 36" x 24"

Here's me on location. Met a nice couple at the falls that ended up purchasing the painting.

 Rushing Cascade
Oil 24" x 36"

 Here's a shot of my setup on location.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Water fall Paintings Plein Air

This week I did a couple Plein Air paintings at the cascade falls nearby where I live in Salida, CO.
I painted with artists Carl Ortman and Barry Thomas when I did the painting in the first two pictures. It's always fun painting these falls. There is endless compositions here.

The Path Down Oil - 30" x 36" Plein Air - Alla Prima

Cascade Falls Oil 24" x 36" Plein Air - Alla Prima

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Melting Snow - Plein Air

Melting Snow
Oil 20" x 30" Plein Air - Alla Prima

Yesterday's Plein Air Painting. Painted up the road towards the Shavano Trail Head.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Backlight Glow

Backlight Glow
Oil 24" x 36"

Below is a shot of that start of the painting. Sometimes I like to use washes in order to get a lot of color in quickly.

Below are some detail shots.