26 October 2011

Maxwell Lake #3

5"x7', Acrylic/Canvas Panel

The view from the saddle above Maxwell Lake, in northeast Oregon's Wallowas. It's a fun challenge to cram mountains onto postcards. Maybe I should try to paint a thimble on a six foot canvas, to see what it's like to go the other way...but I'd rather paint mountains.

24 October 2011

Pass Creek Hollow

5"x7", Acrylic/Canvas Panel
Near the Pass Creek crossing on the trail to Swampy Pass.

17 September 2011

Winter Shallows

30x48, Acrylic/Canvas
It's amazing that the smallest streams can run free even at 20 below. I guess it speaks to the power of the alpine sun and the weight of a few thousand feet of water pushing down on itself.

24 June 2011

Snowed In, 5x7, Acrylic/Board

Bale stacks at the I-Bar ranch in Gunnison. There is a hay shed there where I saw the greatest John Denver tribute concert ever. This is on the daily dog-walk route out to a meandering stretch of Tomichi Creek...not bad for a 15 minute walk.

09 March 2011

Ovation, 5x7, Acrylic/Canvas Panel

This isn't my best painting, but I think it's my best title yet. Surely trees clap their limbs and leaves together for the cloud show each evening. Why not? If only they could hold lighters.

19 February 2011

13 February 2011

Spring Dreams

6"x8", Acrylic/Canvas Panel

This is near my favorite napping spot on Hinkle Hill.


to a collector in Providence, RI

08 February 2011

Carbon Creek Scree Field, 7x5, Acrylic/Canvas Panel

The shoulders of Carbon Peak sloping into its namesake creek.

to a collector in Crested Butte, CO

27 January 2011

Upstream, 5x7, Acrylic/Board

This is the Taylor breaking free from this winter's record snowfall. I'm feeling this one out for a larger canvas.


20 January 2011

Palisades #4

5"x7", Acrylic/Gessoed hardboard
West Elk Breccia being cut by the Gunnison River.


to the permanent collection at Western State College of Colorado

09 January 2011

Nu Art and Nimbus

8"x6", Acrylic/Canvas Panel

A bruise-colored sky over Moscow's Main Street.

08 January 2011

The Shoulder Season, 6x6, A/C

I've painted a ton of autumn scenes over the years, but they have always been aspen groves or riparian cottonwoods. I like these dark, bare trunks because they are unobscured by form-masking foliage. I've always liked the Klimt-esque feeling of a bare forest. This was fun.