Friday, December 28, 2007

"Time Out!"

The Watercolor Techniques series of classes at the Wilds Art Center in Loveland, Colorado begins January 16, 2008. The classes will be on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm and I'll cover a variety of ways to approach a watercolor painting. One of the techniques I'll teach is my 'purple under painting' which I used in this painting, "Time Out!". You can achieve some impressive shadows by painting this way. For more info, check out their website:

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Drawing from Loveland's Past

Buy yourself a Christmas/New Years treat. Do something for yourself for a change! I will be offering several adult classes this winter. The first class, "Drawing from Loveland's Past" will be held on Thursday nights beginning January 16, 2008 at the Loveland museum. For a class description, check out the museum's newsletter (go to page 4) at:

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas

This 10" x 8" oil, "Miravalle" is the view from my neighborhood on a snowy day. I would like to wish everyone out there a peaceful Holiday season and may you all be content even if you didn't get everything done. Does it really matter anyway?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Flathead Lake

I have had 3 paintings accepted into the Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, Wyoming for March 2008. "Flathead Lake" (24" x 18"pastel) will be in the show. I love this show-the opening is lots of fun, they provide great food and display impressive artwork. Details to follow on those dates & times. (Something to look forward to!)
More Montana paintings at Fine Art America.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Starving Artists Show and Sale

The Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, Colorado is currently having it's annual Starving Artist sale through the month of December. Come out for Loveland's 2nd Friday artwalk from 6-9pm on December 14th. This oil "The Maroon Bells" is in the show.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Miniature Show

These Taos plein air oil paintings are a few of the paintings I have in Centennial Galleries miniature show. The opening is Friday, December 7 from 6-9pm in "Old Town" of Ft Collins Colorado.
Centennial Galleries
233 Linden St
Ft Collins, CO 80524
(970) 221-5290

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Watercolor Techniques Class

I will be offering a Watercolor Techniques series of classes at the Wilds Art Center in Loveland, Colorado beginning January 16, 2008. The classes will be on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6-9 pm and I'll cover a variety of ways to approach a watercolor painting. The Wilds Art Center is a beautiful new facility next to the Wild Lane Bed and Breakfast, just west of Loveland. For more info, check out their website:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Art Show

"Old Friends" a 12.5" x 10" watercolor, along with "Days Gone By", another watercolor painting of chairs with a past can be seen currently at the Loveland Museum/Gallery on 503 N. Lincoln in Loveland, Colorado until February 24, 2008.
For more info, check out:

Monday, November 26, 2007


"Solitude" is a 13" x 5" oil painting I recently finished. The hiking trail is typical of autumn in northern Colorado. I love the tree shadows.

Friday, November 23, 2007

San Juan Capistrano

"San Juan Capistrano" is a watercolor I recently completed. I loved the shadows, flowers and the old architecture of this beautiful mission in southern California. This painting is 28.5" H X 21" W and is currently available.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

New Gallery

As of today, my paintings can be seen at the Centennial Galleries of Fine Art, 233 Linden St. Ft. Collins, Colorado. I am proud to have this gallery represent my artwork. "Nymph Lake" and "Cool Ride" will be there for the next month.

Nymph Lake is in Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado. A short and worthwhile hike from Bear Lake brings you to this serene scene with a great view of Longs Peak and the Keyboard of the Winds.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Plein air painting

"Aspen Plein Air" (#2) is an original oil painting that is 12"H X 6"W. The aspen grove is on the trail to Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Plein air painting

"Aspen Plein Air" (#1) is an oil painting I painted last week in Rocky Mountain National Park. This original is 9" x 7" and mounted to gatorboard.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Drawing for Adults Classes

I will be teaching two different sets of drawing classes at the Loveland Museum from Oct 6- 27, 2007 on Saturdays from 1-3:30 pm. The second session is Nov 10, 17, Dec 1 & 8 at same time. To read the description, check out:
My class is on page 6 of their newsletter. The classes are filling so don't wait!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Art Club (elementary) classes

I will be teaching "Art Club" for ages 9-14 and also for ages 6-8 at the Chilson Recreation Center In Loveland, Colorado starting Oct 8 , Mondays from 4-5:30 pm (ages 9-12) and 6-7 pm (ages 6-8) . It's a fun class where we'll experiment with a different art medium in each class- a great place to experiment with art materials! For more info check out:

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Andrews Glacier

"Andrews Glacier" is a 14" x 11" oil painting. The scene is in Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) at the end of a scenic hike to The Loch.

Friday, September 14, 2007

"Cool Ride"

"Cool Ride" is a brand new oil painting. (11" x 14") This scene was next to the St. Francis of Asissi church in Taos. I took a painting workshop there last summer. The red convertible Volkswagen Beetle looks like a lot of fun to cruise in. (especially in New Mexico)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Watercolor demo

I'll be at the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, Colorado on Friday Sept 14th from 6-9pm for the 2nd Friday art walk working on a watercolor/demo. There will also be a sidewalk sale going on in many of the galleries... It's fun, free and should be a beautiful evening for looking at art.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Impressionistic Pastel class

I will be teaching a beginning to intermediate pastel class at the Chilson Recreation Center in Loveland, Colorado beginning Monday, September 17th from 1-3pm.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

"The Big Curl" 11" x 14" Oil painting

I was fascinated with the waves in Hawaii. I painted a couple of small paintings of just the waves breaking to really study them. This oil painting is sold now...

Friday, September 7, 2007

New Beach Series

I'll be bringing in part of my new beach/waves series to the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland (Colorado) today. This painting, "Therapy" is an 11" x 14" oil from a favorite beach on Hawaii's Big Island. This was a very therapeutic day I fondly remember....

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Watercolor Classes

Hello and welcome to my new blogspot!
Tonight I will begin teaching a new set of watercolor classes in Loveland "Watercolor: Basics and Beyond." I generally teach in sessions of 4- 2 hour classes and many students return since there is always more to learn, experiment with and it's fun. I have a maximum of 8 students in each class so everyone can get personal attention and help with the level they are at.