“The Neutral Cover”
8″ x 8″ Oil on Masonite
“Here We Come A-Rollin-Along”
6″ x 8″ Oil on Masonite
Here are a couple of new plein air paintings. We have had a lot of great “artist clouds” rolling through lately.
Last night I was finally able to get out and capture a few.
“Evening’s Last Glow”
5″ x 7″ Oil on Canson Paper
I worked up this plein air last night as the setting sun was falling behind this group of trees.
5″ x 7″ Oil on Masonite
I found these nice grouping of Ponderosa Pines the other night right at sunset.
I’ve been enjoying the opportunity to get out on these warm spring evenings.
A quick watercolor/gouache sketch I painted over lunch.
It is nice to be able to nestle into the shade of some big pine tree and get lost in the paint and the forest.
“Early Spring Aspens”
8″ x 10″ Oil on Masonite
Here is a group of Aspens I painted the other night.
They are still sleeping, awaiting the warm spring days yet to come and stir them back to life.
Here is another piece for the “Root World” I have been exploring. I’m not quite sure where the story is going, but I find the idea of this underground or other worldly root matrix sort of fascinating.
Below is the quick thumbnail sketch that inspired me for this piece.
“Silence In The Deep”
9″ x 12″ Oil on Masonite
The Hockaday Musuem of Art is holding their annual miniature auction on May 17th. Part of the proceeds generated by these sales help to fund the museum.
The bottom painting is a little 4″ x 6″ of a Native American that is being donated to the museum. If you are interested in any of these paintings pleasecontact the museum and bid them up!
This piece was created for a challenge over at The ArtOrder. The topic was “Dragon” and you had to show how the dragon affected the environment, culture, people, etc…..around it.
This was the first time I have attempted to created a comic book page. I have a lot more respect for the guys that are able to do this month in and month out. A lot of work, but lots of fun.
“Clark Fork River Marsh”
6″ x 8″ Oil on Masonite
Another recent Plein Air painting. I was drawn to the breaking ice paterns in the water, and how they lead your eye up into the painting.
I imagined some dark interior laced with a gigantic matrix of roots the adventurers have to traverse through.
Here is the thumbnail that inspired the image. There are more of these in the batch that I hope to work up as well.