Saturday, February 25, 2012

Evening Color

This was done earlier but left the studio before I could get a picture of it.  Since it just came back I thought I would post it.

I am off to Scottsdale to attend a workshop by Aaron Allen Westerberg.  I will try and post what I can from that workshop.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Woman Reading

This is the second tonal sketch/painting of Mac from yesterday.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Woman Reading (Head Study)

It is portrait Wednesday again.  Today I brought my friend Mac to sit for us, a person I have long admired and wanted to paint.  She is a fiesty 91 year old that looks and acts much younger than her years.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sun and Snow

Since it was a school holiday yesterday we went up to Telluride.  While the family went skiing I wandered down near the park where I could walk along a cleared trail to find something to paint.  Since the snow was up to the picnic table tops I decided to clear off a table top as my base of operations.  Wading out to the table was rather interesting with a backpack on. Although it was about 15ºF, the sun was warm and sitting out of the wind made it rather nice on my perch.  

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Snowy Eve

It has been snowing and the softness of evening, with the snow muting the landscape, has a zen like calm that I love to paint.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


This is from portrait Wednesday.  This has a full body to it but I am not happy with the lower half so I will probably just crop it to just this much.  Last weeks effort got into an unfortunate accident and had to be wiped.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Muddler Minnow

Well, I thought this was a Woolly Bugger for the longest time, but I stand corrected, it is a Muddler Minnow.  Love those names.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wake Up Call

I saw this in an antique store a while back and really liked how unusual it was.  This is an old ringer box from an antique phone and somewhere in the 40's someone added a clock to it, hence the name.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


It's portrait Wednesday again.  Today's model was David, a wonderful person and colorful character to boot!  I haven't finished it but wanted to post it anyway.