Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Scenes of Loveland at the Lincoln Gallery

Pallet Knife Poppies
 This month at the Lincoln Gallery I'm showing some local scenes from Loveland.  "Pallet Knife Poppies" is a 20" x 16" oil with lots of impasto pallet knife painting in the orange poppies.  This was inspired by a scene on the West side of Loveland with Longs Peak and the Colorado Front Range receding in the distance.
"Oasis" is a 12" x 9" plein air oil painting of the Devil's Backbone park just outside of Loveland, Colorado.  This is a favorite hiking trail in Larimer County. The park is normally desert-like but in Spring the Cottonwood trees were showing off  their green. I had fun carving paint with my pallet knife as a result this painting has lots of impasto.
I painted this 9" x 12"  original oil painting en plein air very early in the morning at Rivers Edge Natural area in Loveland, Colorado.  The water was perfectly reflective and caught my eye. This is a popular city park with lots to offer.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Lincoln Gallery's National Show

Mesa Arch
I'm proud to announce that my watercolor, Mesa Arch was accepted into the Lincoln Gallery (Loveland, CO) National Show which opens March 31.  The opening is April 14, 2017 from 6-9 PM and the public is invited to attend.
I played with a new technique with this original watercolor.  I masked spaces and let the paint flow within each space. I wanted to keep the paint as fresh as possible so used very little to no glazing.  I also used a limited pallet which helps give the painting cohesiveness. The scene was inspired by the gorgeous view in Canyonlands National Park in Utah.  This painting is available for sale.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


The Snowfoot Waltz  Oil Sold

 Wishing you lots of love on this Valentine's Day.  Whether it's new or old love, parental or sibling, friend or lover, may you be with the one you love.  These original paintings are either sold or not for sale but I would love to create one just for you.  The top 3 paintings were used for wedding presents.  Commissions welcome.

Soul Mates Oil Sold

Into the Sunset Oil Sold

Lasting Love Pastel NFS

Grandma's Secret Graphite NFS

Oh Brother!  Pastel Sold

Monday, January 9, 2017

January 2017 newsletter

Every few months, I  send out an email of my latest art, shows and classes.  Here is the latest one.

This is an example of what I teach in my (solvent) free oil painting classes.  I taught my students how to look at composition and value first, then paint with  thinned transparent oxide red oil paint for an underpainting.  Below is the finished piece.  The inspiration was a view from Hungry Horse Reservoir in Montana.