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".