Friday, November 20, 2015

100 for $100 Small Works Show

I'm looking forward to being part of the 100 for $100 show at the Fare Bella Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. Many of the small works seen here will be on sale at the show, plus these new 8x10's displayed in this post.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Near my son's school is a city park with a nicely designed pond full of lily pads. Fortunately this flower was close enough to shore that I could get a shot of it from above from which to paint from. There are some beautiful pink and red flowers as well, but they are impossible to photograph from shore due to overgrown brush along the bank nearby. After painting this one I think I'll get my kayak out and get a shot of them for sure.

Oil on canvas mounted to board 10" x 10".

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Lily Pads I

In front of my son's school is a well kept park with a nicely designed pond full of lily pads in bloom. One morning after dropping him off at school I snapped a number of images from shore, which was a bit difficult because of the cattails that block the way. One of these days I just might sneak my kayak out there so I can photograph those beautiful flowers a bit more closely.

Oil on canvas, mounted to board, 8" x 8".


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aspens Ready

If you're a landscape painter and you live in Colorado you paint aspen trees. You. Just. Do. Fortunately I enjoy them! This scene shows them just a week or two before they transformed to their spectacular autumn golds and yellow. I had attempted this scene a couple of times previously, but was never quite satisfied with what I created. This time I gave greater effort to keep things loose and less defined. I'm rather pleased with this rendition.

Oil on canvas mounted to board, 12" x 12".

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Peak One, Summit County Colorado

This is Peak One between Breckenridge and Frisco. I never really noticed these two peaks in my past visits to Colorado, but now that I'm painting a lot I'm paying better attention to the scenery. It fascinates me how many possible paintings spring up whenever you turn around out here.

12" x 16" oil on canvas.

This painting is for sale at the Fare Bella Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. Click here for contact information and to visit their site.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fox Run Pond

One of my favorite local parks is Fox Run on the north side of Colorado Springs. It was the first park my family and I visited after moving to the Springs in 2013. Being refreshingly full of trees it stood out to us as we had become accustomed to the dry and grassy High Plains. It also has two ponds, which they call lakes, but anyone who's been outside the dry West has to chuckle. They are clearly ponds! But as another friend of mine from the Midwest said, "In Colorado, if a puddle lasts more than three days they name it."

I found the shapes and colors of the reflected trees in the water to be much more interesting than the trees themselves.

12" x 16" oil on canvas.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Pikes from Northgate in Spring

I've painted this scene before. It's located just outside my neighborhood. I wanted to catch it later in the day and this time it's in late Spring. The sunset strikes just the Northeast face of Pikes Peak, making things just a bit more interesting visually. While Pikes is certainly a beautiful mountain for painting purposes it can be a bit drab. It's rather flat-ish, which is why so many drivers can reach the top, but lacking steep angles makes it less than ideal to paint sometimes--that is until the light hits it just right.

Oil on canvas, 16" x 12".

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This painting is for sale at the Fare Bella Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. Click here for contact information and to visit their site.