Friday, September 30, 2011

Art Show!

I am part of the annual employee art show coming up at the Frame & I Art Gallery, downtown Prescott. The show actually starts on Monday, October 3rd. See ya there!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

"Castle in the Clouds"

I posted this painting a few weeks ago right when I completed it, however, the photo I took was inadequate to convey how the painting actually looks. I asked Rich Charpentier to color match for me and came up with this awesome representation of my painting, which is a perfect match.  Thanks Rich! See Rich's website to learn more about what he does:  This painting will hang at the Frame & I Art Gallery, downtown Prescott as part of our annual Employee Art Show during the month of October. Stop by and take a look!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Small Scale oil paintings

Here are a couple mini paintings I did last week in preparation for a miniature show at the Frame & I Art Gallery starting mid November. These two paintings are both done in oil with a palette knife, they measure 5x7 inches. It isn't necessarily easier to paint small, the same elements that make a good painting still apply. I have a few more paintings this size still drying.
Watson Lake at Sunset

Last Light at Watson Lake

Friday, September 9, 2011

Additional Paintings from this Summer

Here are a couple more paintings I never posted from earlier this summer. Both of these are from a Grand Canyon hike that took place during the first weekend of June on the South Bass Trail.
"Leaving South Bass Camp" 16x16 inch, oil painting with palette knife

"Sunrise from South Bass Trail" 18x24 inch, oil painting with a palette knife

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New oil Painting: "Monsoon from Point Imperial"

18x24" palette knife oil painting, "Monsoon from Point Imperial." I completed this a couple weeks ago. I was craving rain on the day I painted it and decided to paint a rainy, moody painting since the monsoon rains had pittered out. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Painting!!

This is a 20x30" acrylic of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at Maroon Bells National Park. My medium of choice for the past few years was oil, but I was intrigued to use acrylic again after Golden Acrylics came out with their "Open" acrylics. With Open Acrylics, I have more drying time than regular acrylic but not as long as oils. Opens become tacky after about an hour. They are easy to use, washable and thinned withed water. I tentative title for this painting is "Castle in the Clouds."