Paso Robles Artsfest

Painting from sunrise to sunset at paso Artsfest.  It’s incredibly exhausting but so much fun.  There is all kinds of landscape to paint here… The only tricky thing is picking something to paint out of so many choices!   I LOVE all the big oak trees and eucalyptus trees… They have so much character!  I…

Small paintings for sale!

Going to start selling these little 5×7 paintings for $100 if anyone is interested.   A good way to snag an original without breaking the bank!   These will come unframed and the price doesn’t include shipping.  Will be posting more often so check back again soon!

“Sideways” landscape painting

Nice day painting up toward Red Lodge ski mountain today.  This is a view looking toward Mount Maurice.  The lighting changed quite a bit during the session but I’m happy that I was able to captured it as I saw it when I first set up.  It can be tempting to constantly change your painting…

How to make your own Picture Frames

Let me preface this blog entry by letting you all know that I am NOT a framer.  I needed lots of frames made and decided to learn how to do it on my own.  In this blog entry I will tell you what I did, what I learned and what I would do differently.  I…

Stream Time!

I went out to Silver Run today just south of Red Lodge, MT and did this little 6×9 of the stream.   I think streams are my favorite subject matter!  The colors are always different, there are unlimited compositions to chose, and I find them to be incredibly challenging (which I like). This one still…

Painting tutorial: Smith Mine

I decided to make a tutorial for those of you that are interested.  I hope someone finds this helpful or at least interesting. Step 1: Quick line drawing to establish composition.  I try to not get too caught up in this stage and stick to the big basic shapes.  It can be temping to put…

Studio painting of the Beartooths

I have been having a lot of fun making some larger paintings lately.  I spend most my time outdoors (because I love it) but decided to spend a little more time and develope some finished paintings using my studies as reference. This one still needs a little more work.  18″x24″ oil on panel.