Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Willows Inn Rye Bread (sold)

Willows Inn Rye Bread, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2012 
A little break from the landscapes (just two more to go...) and then you'll start to see the series I've been working on that I just hung at Willows Inn on Lummi Island.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sketchbook Saturday

From the July 3rd concert in the park in Choteau.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Gully, oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2012 
$275 USD framed

I saw a deer grazing in this gully the day before, so of course I had to come back and paint it...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grazing Herd

Grazing Herd, oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2012 
$275 USD framed

A herd was kind enough to pose...  :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sketchbook Saturday


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Rocky Mountain Front Valley (sold)

Rocky Mountain Front Valley, oil on linen, 9" X 12", 2012 
There's a stop on the road from Choteau to Augusta that talks about dinosaur bone finds at Egg Mountain.
Now, I've never seen any fossils, but at nearly every stop I paint at, I find some bones-- most often deer. This time I took a few vertebrae back for some still life work in the future.
This stop looks over a valley all the way to the mountain range 20-30 miles away. I usually paint on the other side of this valley-- closer to the mountains.
The detail in this piece is a little lost in the thumbnail-- I really encourage clicking on it to look at the larger pic!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Priest Butte

Priest Butte, oil on linen, 8" X 20", 2012 
$395 USD framed

Second painting of the trip-- just outside Choteau's city limits.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sketchbook Saturday

I know it's been awhile, but here's the return of Sketchbook Saturdays...

These were done in a hotel bar in LA a little while back during a business trip.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Virga Over the Plains

Virga Over the Plains, oil on linen, 8" X 10", 2012 
$295 USD framed

For my first plein air painting of the season I originally set up next to a river (the Clark Fork in MT):

But that painting did NOT work, so it was wiped down. Next up was a really pretty scene a hundred miles away-- an approaching storm.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Shigoku Shell (sold)

Shigoku Shell, oil on linen, 5" X 7", 2012 
I know it's been a bit of time since the last post, but never fear, you're about to get a torrent of paintings!   I've been quietly working on a series of paintings inspired by recent visits to Willows Inn on Lummi Island, and the food of Blaine Wetzel. You'll see those start to appear along with plein air paintings from my recent trip to Montana. 

This oyster shell, a Shigoku, was a remnant of a Willows meal.