30 December 2009

North on I-15, 6x6, A/C

Interstate 15 along the Salt Lake urban corridor, with the last light on the Wasatch Front in the distance.
to a collector in Regensburg, Germany

09 December 2009

04 December 2009

Kerkhoff Commission

Kerkhoff commission, 36x48, Acrylic/Canvas
Interested in a commissioned piece? Email me at zthurmond@yahoo.com. I take commissions of any size.
to a collector in Chilliwack, British Columbia

02 December 2009

Near Stanley

The Sawtooth mountains near Stanley, ID.
to a Collector in Hailey, ID

01 December 2009

Studio View Sunset

Studio View Sunset, 24x36, Acrylic/Canvas
to a collector in Gunnison, CO

30 November 2009

Mill Creek in June

22x28, Acrylic/Canvas
Yet another one of my favorite creek, in my favorite valley, in my favorite part of the state.

29 November 2009

28 November 2009


16"x12", Acrylic/Canvas
This would be a neat primary color scheme if this horse were red. Alas, he's white(ish). So it goes.

27 November 2009

Hinkle Hill Grove, 24x36, Acrylic/Canvas

One of my favorite groves in the West Elks...but then again, I think my favorite grove tends to be whichever one I'm laying in.

20 November 2009

Thanksgiving Moon, 10x8, A/C

This is piles of paint shoved into a loose interpretation of the full moon that hung over our last yurt trip, done from memory. It's not good, but for some reason i don't hate it, so I thought i would post it. Cheers to big brushes.
to a collector in Fort Collins, CO

17 November 2009

Thanksgiving Day, 24x36, Acrylic/Canvas

Thanksgiving Day, 24x36, A/C

This painting is of my favorite creek in my favorite valley in my favorite part of Colorado.

$2900 + U.S. Shipping

To purchase, email me at: zthurmond@yahoo.com

11 November 2009

09 November 2009

Open Range

5"x7", Acrylic/Board
The Anthracites. And a cow.


to a collector in Evergreen, CO

05 November 2009


40"x30", Acrylic/Canvas
I've realized that even after 30 laps around the sun, I'm still suprised every time the seasons change. Lizzie thinks this one is depressing...and I'm alright with that. This is one of my favorites.
Click the image for a much larger view.

25 October 2009

Edward Hopper's Coffee, 16x20, A/C

This one is five houses ago, at my old cabin. That kitchen had great light. The floor was bare concrete, painted turquoise, which sounds awful but really wasn't. It worked. I still have that mug. For the record, the perspective is skewed on purpose. I wanted it to feel like you were going to fall into the mug. Not sure if that worked, but i like the light. I remember being on a Pthalo green kick with this one, especially in the lighter shadow and the highlight on the edge of the sink. Strange what we remember at random, eh?

to a collector in Jenks, OK

24 October 2009

Above Gothic, 7x5, Acrylic/Canvas Panel

I've been buried in a large winter painting lately, so i thought I'd go green for a day. This is a meadow above Gothic, CO.

to a collector in San Marcos, CA

20 October 2009

18 October 2009

Congregation, 48x24, Acrylic/Canvas

You'll never convince me that they don't speak to eachother, but I do wonder what they talk about. I'm sure it's a fascinating conversation.
to a collector in Carbondale, CO

17 October 2009

The Thinking Tree, 6x6, Acrylic/Canvas

Man, trees really are the best conversationalists....even dead ones. This lightning-struck old veteran watches over one of my favorite thinking spots, high up in Hartman Rocks, with a watchful eye over the valley floor a few hundred craggy feet below. There is a concave boulder resting near this guy that is more comfortable than any sofa you'll ever find, and it is a wonderful place to sit, think, and breathe. I've carried a photo of this spot around with me from move to move, and it has had a permanent spot next to my easel. Looking at it always makes me think about, well, thinking. Thinking like you can only do in places like this.

16 October 2009

Raining Light

9"x12", Acrylic/Canvas

The last few leaves directing light across the forest floor.

to a collector in Simsonville, SC

15 October 2009

Waves of Light

6"x6", Acrylic/Board
Late-day patterns in the West Elks.
to a collector in Boca Raton, FL

23 July 2009

Foothills Sunset

5"x7", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
Sunset over the Colorado/Wyoming border.
to a collector in Colorado Springs, CO

01 June 2009

Annie's Aspens

48"x24", Acrylic/Canvas
prints are available in several sizes by clicking the link on the right sidebar.

26 May 2009

Lake Fork Afternoon

36"x36", Acrylic/Canvas
A view of Carson Peak, near Lake City. This is on the way to Cataract Gulch, home of the craftiest, gorp-stealing marmots I've ever encountered. My buddy swears he saw the devil on a ridge up there, but I think it was just a goat.
to a collector in St. Louis, MO

30 March 2009

Field Writing

8"x10", Acrylic/Canvas
The blue and orange of a Palouse afternoon. The wheat seems like it's lit from within when it is even slightly backlit...I think Van Gogh was on to something. This is a commissioned piece to mark this combine's last run.


28 March 2009


6"x8", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
My paintings always seem to be about the landscape, regardless of the subject matter.
to a collector in Moscow, ID

07 March 2009

Gothic Valley Summer

12"x16", Acrylic/Canvas

This is a strange canvas size...too big to be little, but too small to be large. I usually jump from 5x7 straight to 24x36+, and this was a little out of my comfort zone (which was never very comfortable to start with). At any rate, this is the Gothic Valley above Crested Butte, looking into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area. You can see peaks shift towards the ruddy color that the Maroon Bells are so well known for.

to a collector in Moscow, ID

03 March 2009

02 March 2009

07 February 2009

Sun on the Taylor

8"x6", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
The Taylor River, perhaps the world's best cataract factory.
to a collector in Denver, CO

06 February 2009

October Sky

7"x5", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
The view downvalley from the flanks of Carbon Peak
to a collector in Lubbock, TX