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.   

Painting Rocks at Rock Creek

I painted this the other day down at Rock Creek in Red Lodge, MT.  I think it may have been one of the most difficult scenes I have ever chosen. One of the hardest things about painting outdoors is having a time limit on making sense of the infinite information that we see in front…