Tuesday, August 11, 2020

November Kinglet

November Kinglet  5" x 7"  acrylic  $395
A Ruby-Crowned Kinglet flits it's way through the last of the seasons fall colors. These energetic birds spend most of their time quickly working through the branches of small trees and shrubs and rarely stop to take a break.  The fall colors with just a hint of last seasons greens are what attracted me to paint this scene.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Heading Out

Heading Out  7" x 5" acrylic  $395
On a long fishing excursion off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, we ducked into the inlet of a wind sheltered island for the night. This fishing boat came in after we went to sleep.  Then as quietly as it came in, it slipped back out sea through the glassy water and the fog just as we were walking up. 

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird   4" x 4"  acrylic   $225
A male Costa's Hummingbird perches on a branch to take a quick break from gathering the nectar of nearby flowers. These birds are common in the desert Southwest and their brilliant purple head and throat make them easily identifiable. An interesting fact is the feathers that project off the side of the throat are called the gorget (pronounced gorjet) and project out further than on any other North American hummingbird species.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Afternoon Pintail

Afternoon Pintail   5" x 7"  acrylic  $395
As the winter afternoon light gets low, a quiet marsh offers a peaceful sanctuary to a pair of pintails. Painting the different habitats was both challenging and fun - from the leafless winter trees and evergreen covered mountains to the wetland and it's unique grasses. There is a lot of detail for a painting of this size!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fall Creek

Fall Creek  5" x 7"
acrylic  $295
Located in the high Cascades, Fall Creek runs along the Green Lakes Trail through the Three Sisters Wilderness and into Sparks Lake after an 1,187 foot drop in elevation. This painting is a slice of the landscape near where it flows into Sparks Lake. I created this from a scene just as an afternoon summer thunderstorm was passing giving the painting a sense of the overcast weather.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mountain Tapestry

Mountain Tapestry   15" x 26"
Oil on Board  $3900
It is not often that I paint in oil, although I do enjoy the medium. This painting is the largest oil painting that I have ever done. The wide variety of plants and how they all seemed to blend into one tapestry that naturally called for the approach oil painting requires. This is another painting inspired from my time in Park City. This habitat is typical of the Wasatch high country and this spot in particular is near the top of Empire Pass close to Deer Valley. The bluish grasses are what caught my eye as they intertwined softly through the other mountain plants and rocks. And, of coarse, Aspens are everywhere up there!

Alpine Serenity

Alpine Serenity  9" x 12"
acrylic  $1100
Alta and Snowbird ski resorts are both known is internationally for their terrain and fantastically light and dry powder in the winter. However, in the summer and early fall months, when things quiet down, this area is a beautiful, serene place to visit and escape. This mountain stream, called Little Cottonwood Creek runs through the base areas of both resorts and down through Little Cottonwood Canyon. I have painted this creek before as this is so inspiring to me. I lived in Park City for a year and a half and tried to soak up as much of the Wasatch grandeur as possible.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Woodland Hideaway

Woodland Hideaway 
12" x 9" acrylic

As the ice is thawing a group of mallards finds this maze of hidden open water an appealing spot to rest and loaf for the day. The water is used to lead the eye through the labyrinth of woods, reeds and ice to create depth. This painting recently sold at Settler's West Gallery for their annual American Miniature's show.

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Monday, February 17, 2020


Flushed! 9" x 12"
acrylic  $1100
Chasing chukars through the rugged country of Southeastern Oregon's high desert mountains is a challenging and rewarding experience. Most of the time you are hiking uphill following dogs on scent as they search for the skittish, running birds. Seeing sign and hearing them calling only heightens the excitement of the chase. Then, at the top of the climb the birds explode into flight heading for the lowlands twisting and turning behind rock formations. Flushed! And, while all this is happening, the fresh mountain air and endless views enrich the soul.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Baobab Sunset

Baobab Sunset
12" x 16"  acrylic

Last light graces a warm, African landscape full of baobab trees. Baobabs are treasured in Senegal, a country on the West Coast of Africa, where it serves as the nation's symbol. The ancient trees have provided food, shelter, medicine, water, and clothing to the people of West Africa. The trees can even serve as burial sites.  This painting was donated to The Andando Foundation for their annual fundraising event. Their goal is to alleviate poverty in Senegal through micro development. 100% of the proceeds from the painting went to the foundation. Click on the link for more information.