Small painting special!

For just this one week I have decided to include a handcrafted frame with the purchase of any of my 5×7 paintings.  All of the painting were created on location in and around Red Lodge, MT.  If you have a friend or loved one that likes art, this is the perfect time to grab yourself…

Why Art is so Expensive

  A failed attempt at a painting with fast changing light.  One of the reasons for paintings costing so much money…. blame the light! I felt compelled to write this article as I wiped off another failed painting while thinking about how most people don’t get to see this side of an artists life.  There…

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…

“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…