23 December 2010

Towards Pullman

5"x7", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
Contrails and utility poles doing their best to frame the setting sun.

21 December 2010

18 December 2010

Shafts of Light, 6x6, A/C

It amazes me that this happens every day. It amazes me more that i don't make a point of watching every single one of them from start to finish.

17 December 2010

Procession, 5x7, Acrylic/Canvas

Here are some nonsensical, rambling journal notes that a younger version of myself wrote while leaning on this very tree...
...and the sky blue sky hides every shade of yellow, and there is red in the leaves that are every green ever grown, and the growing green grasses hide their orange bellies from the violet eyes of apricot sunsets...and even the empty air flutters like butterfly wings...

and it goes on and on. Maybe I lean on trees too much.
But I don't think so.

14 December 2010

Aspen Road

6"x8", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
One of the old timber tracks on the flanks of the West Elks, gradually being consumed by the aspen grove.

to a collector in Crested Butte, CO

10 December 2010

09 December 2010

Liquid Glass

7"x5", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
The clear waters of the Central Rockies.

08 December 2010

Gray Day

5"x7", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
Cloud shadows surfing over the West Elks.

05 December 2010


8"x6", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
The hulking mass of the Sawatch Range after an early storm. The deep valleys are like wells of blue ink, filling and darkening as the afternoon progresses.

04 December 2010

02 December 2010

High Pine

5"x7", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
Just below timberline in the Ruby Range.

to a collector in Crested Butte, CO

30 November 2010

Winter, Imagined

6"x6", Acrylic/Board

A mental image (one of many) of Mill Creek that is imprinted somewhere in the tangled bracken of my head.

to a collector in Woodland Hills, CA

26 November 2010

11 November 2010

Elk Ave.

5"x7", Acrylic/Board
Downtown Crested Butte
to a collector in Columbus, OH

17 October 2010

Ribbons, 5x7, Acrylic/Board

It's amazing when the angle of the sun matches the angle of the slope. All sorts of tiny little hills and valleys show themselves for those few minutes.

16 October 2010

In the Shadows

7"x5", Acrylic/Gessoed Hardboard
to a collector in Falls Church, VA

12 October 2010


24"x36", Acrylic/Canvas
The sun falling out of the sky up Mill Creek.

01 September 2010

30 August 2010

Expanse #2

7"x5", Acrylic/Board

Paradise Ridge and wheatfields from the University of Idaho arboretum.


26 August 2010

Autumn Gold

48"x36", Acrylic/Canvas


An especially vibrant grove on a bluebird day in the Little Mill Creek drainage. This grove is outstanding every year.

24 August 2010

Turnstile, 5x7, Acrylic/Canvas Panel

A rancher's turnstile on a trail to the Gunnison River.

to a collector in Oro Valley, AZ

18 August 2010

Beef Barn #9, 6x6, A/C

A barn on the University of Idaho campus.

to a collector in Oro Valley, AZ

17 August 2010

Three Windows, 5x7, A/C

I don't get to use a bold green very often. I find that Ma Nature's green is usually shifted one way or another on the wheel. That's why this plywood door caught my eye. This is another building on the new-development chopping block. Is it just me, or does it kind of looks like it's yelling at you?
to a collector in Oro Valley, AZ

16 August 2010

Time and Space, 8x6, Acrylic/Canvas Panel

Watching the darkness of space recede towards the zenith as a new day begins. It's mind boggling to think of all the motion involved here...driving at a certain speed, beneath clouds that are moving at their own pace, chasing the sun as it arcs across the sky, all on a spinning earth, each going in its own direction, like cogs driving each other around. And somehow it all stays together. You think about odd things when you drive a billion miles a year. I think this one would be fun on a six foot canvas.

to a collector in St. Louis, MO

14 August 2010

Sixth St. Sunset, 8x6, Acrylic/Canvas Panel

Downtown Moscow at dusk. I liked how the traffic lights echoed the scalloped sunset.


to a collector in Little Rock, AR