Sunday, April 27, 2014

Missing Leo

I have been missing my dog lately. It gave me this idea for a painting. I am hoping that the message of a lost dog is apparent in the painting.

Today was cold and windy. I set it up so I could paint from the front seat of my car. It's not my favorite way to paint, but beats standing out in the fierce winds.

This is from yesterday afternoon. At one point the wind blew everything over. The only thing lost was some walnut oil.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Trip to desert

Last week I took a trip to one of my favorite places, The desert in Utah. I left Boulder at noon and pulled over around 6pm to paint this. I am right off of I-70 directly north of Moab looking south. 
when I woke up the next morning to my dismay, it was cloudy. I painted anyway. I am right out side of Canyon Lands National park Needles district, looking up Indian creek.
my next stop was in the park where I painted this rock formation I have admired many times in the past. You can probably tell it was still cloudy.
The sun finally started to come out later that afternoon when I painted this of some nice Junipers with "Junction Butte" and "Island in the Sky" in the back ground.
Then back at camp, with the sun low I painted the last one of the day.
 The next morning was sunny, and good painting weather.
 Then, I decided to hike the 3.5 miles with my kit to a place called "The Devil's Kitchen".
 The next morning, I had some friends due to arrive. The first arrived right when I was putting the finishing touches on this one. It turned out to be the favorite of my friends.
The next couple of days were spent riding our bikes, hiking, and playing disc golf. Sunday morning came around and it was time to head for home, but before I did I had to stay and paint one last one. These cotton woods with their fresh budding leaves seemed to be glowing with the shadowy cliffs behind them.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

This weeks bounty

I got back into full swing this week, with a painting on Monday.
Then a good pose for Weds night figure.
 After work yesterday I drove up Boulder Canyon and found this to paint right around Boulder falls
 Today I dropped some paintings off at Ncar to be judged for a possible show and spent the day there painting. See the next two.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


 It was a pretty productive week.I painted this of one of the neighbors house on Monday after work.

 This is from Weds. night
 Today I painted three. Here's the first.

and 3rd