March 26, 2019

The Great Western Living & Design Show 2019

A good weekend for Western Art Week came and went - 
it was so great meeting new people and seeing familiar faces

My booth set-up at the Western Living & Design Show with a good 
mix of oil paintings upcycled painted wood clocks and destination signs

Belt Creek near Armington Junction, MT
36" x 36" oil, 2019

October 2, 2017

New Landscapes!

Some new landscapes finally ...  and it never hurts to have a deadline to to get them done! Just finished them today and submitted them today for the C.M. Russell Museum's 2018 Art Auction - The Russell.

Deep Greens and Blues
30" x 30" oil/canvas

Winter Sun 
36" x 60" oil/canvas

Otter Creek
30" x 30" oil/cold wax cradled panel

September 29, 2017

Serial Abstracts

I can definitely see all these abstracts I've been painting as a collective or series
- the main theme being the earthy browns and golds with a touch of bluish-greens.

12" x 12" acrylic/mixed media on cradled panel

8" x 6" acrylic/mixed media on gessoed panel

8" x 8" acrylic/mixed media on gessoed panel

September 25, 2017

More abstraction ...

A few more new abstract pieces - I must say it's interesting to try to not paint something and just let it come intuitively. It's rather exciting to just watch them unfold!

10" x 10" acrylic/mixed media on gessoed panel

5.5" x 7.5" acrylic/mixed media on wood

12" x 12" oil and cold wax on cradled panel

September 23, 2017

I've Been Experimenting

So lately I've been getting back to the basics of painting - you know: line, form, color, texture. I'm making marks so to speak without trying to represent a specific place or landscape and I must say that I am really enjoying it! And I'm using a whole different set of tools and materials too - instead of brushes I'm using putty knives and scrapers, wall-papering tools anything that makes a mark or scratches and scrapes - also I'm experimenting with cold wax medium with the oil paint and glazing medium with the acrylics. It's a bit challenging to not think of creating a typical landscape I'm used to but its very freeing once I do.

12" x 12" oil and cold wax on gessoed panel

10" x 10" acrylic/mixed media on gessoed panel

5.5" x 5.5" acrylic/mixed media on board

23.5" x 23.5" acrylic/mixed media on cradled gessoed panel