Friday, December 30, 2011

Mid Winter Shadows

It is an absolutely gorgeous day out today.  I got out a little late today and the mud was beginning to thaw out by the time I finished.  I aquired about an inch or two of muck stuck to the bottom of my boots which made it hard to walk, it was extra sticky mud too, grass, leaves, twigs, ugh!  This is one of my favorite old ranches in the area and I like the way the shadows fall across the hillside during winter.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Long View

This is a view from the front of my house.  I have painted it many times, but none ever really look the same.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Morning Glory

I have been away on vacation for a while.  I didn't paint as much as I wanted to, while I was gone, but I did get in some painting.   This is a scene that greeted me almost every morning.  Many people would come out to the beach and stand watching the sun rise.  It was very similar to the scene where the angels would stand and watch the sun rise in the movie "City of Angels".  This photo isn't the best because I had my small camera and had to shoot in the room.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Dave Brown Tractor!

This is another commission.  The title describes the first words out of my mouth when I saw this tractor.  I must have led a sheltered life because I had never seen one of these before.  As I understand it, this was the leading tractor in the world during the early half of the last century.  They must be much loved too because there is even a club for people who are fond of these tractors.  Just a note: the umbrella was not a factory option!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Don and Howie

This is a commissioned piece for a friend.  When her neighbor is out working with his tractor, his buddy has to come along.  Of course, Howie prefers it best when he gets a front row seat.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I am working these small animal portraits up for a show opening at the Goodnight Trail Gallery on Dec. 16.  There are several pieces, animal and landscape that will be available, if you are interested please click on the link above to get the contact information the for gallery.