Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I have usually painted on an 18X24, but recently i've fallen in love with this format. What's more is that it changes the ratio from 3X4 to a 2X3... Anyway.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

plein air 2008

I had intended to post these months ago and had forgotten completely. These are from the plein air festival in Midway back in June. Often times I'm not as thrilled about the results of my plein air vs. studio, but I ended up really enjoying both of these.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Painting of the Day

I haven't posted here as often as I should. I know that I've said this before, but I'll try and post a painting at least once a week if not everyday. (eegs... I shouldn't commit to something that requires such a commitment.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

paintings, paintings and more paintings

I've been producing quite a bit of work. The four of these can't be much older than 4 - 5 months. I figure that I can't sell what I don't paint which forces me to produce as much as I can. The top painting is my favorite of this group as I love the muted color scheme as well as the composition of the overlapping cows in the center. Then again, I do love the view of AF Canyon. The lines leading you back to the mouth of the canyon... not to mention the blue shadows of the mountains.... hmm, I guess really I like all four of them.

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Dancing Clouds and Cow with a Barn

Just another post of some paintings

Saturday, October 11, 2008


observer michael kimmelman:

the example of van gogh, who couldn't sell a picture before he shot himself, has given hope to the countless embittered sunday watercolorists. but contrary to what people believe, the neglected genius of posthumous fame is an extreme rarity in the history of art, basically a romantic conceit. things mostly work in the reverse. call it the maratta effect. carlo maratta was perhaps the most famous painter alive in europe in the late 17th century. raise your hand if you have heard of him.