Friday, October 30, 2009

Three Horses Blockin, 10x20, oil on canvas

So, here is the initial block in of a larger canvas. It was a happy discovery to realize that I was very uninspired to do another 6x8, but not uninspired to paint larger! Sometimes you just need to do something different for awhile. I am only going do larger paintings until I want to do a small one again.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Big Cottonwood, 6x8, oil on paper

Okay, I've had enough of 6x8's for awhile. Im going to do some larger sizes!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Late Winter Day, 6x8, oil on paper, $95

This is from a photo from out back.  It's a snowy day here and I wanted to paint something like that

Monday, October 26, 2009

Color2, 6x4, oil on paper

Here's another of the barn done in a different color scheme. I think this one looks more like morning than evening. I got my Stephen Quiller book out last night. I got it a long time ago in school and it never meant much to me, but I thought I'd see if I could put it to use now. Sometimes you have to have more context to understand something. Maybe I have enough context now.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sunset Over Mountains, 12x9, oil on panel, $220

This painting was done with a palette knife. At the time I was painting it, I didn't think it was working. But later, after I hadn't looked at it for a bit, I realized it worked very well. Sometimes its fun to paint in an unfamiliar way. You might be surprised at the results!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fly Fishing Sketch, 8x6

I sketched this one afternoon on our hunting trip. We were camped right by the river and there were lots of fishermen there. It used to be a blue ribbon trout fishing spot, but most of the big ones are no longer there. It was good to sketch instead of paint. I need to do more of it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

A color sketch done with my tiny pochade box and a few photos of some of the ground we covered on our hunting trip. See the peak in the distance of the photo below? We hiked past there in our search for elk. We did see some about a half a mile away and heard some bulls bugle. Its wonderful to hear that! One of the mornings just as we started out we spooked a bull that was in the trees in the draw we were walking next to. He bounded up out of there to the hillside and then took off. They are magnificent! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Evening Glow, 6x8, oil on paper

This little painting was an experiment in color. I used a photo taken in bright sunshine and decided to put in somewhat opposite colors everywhere just to see what would happen. I like it. I don't really understand the logistics of it, but I think I'll do some more experimenting of this kind. I know that people who understand color theory much better than I do, can use it to get exactly the mood they want. Hopefully, I'll learn to do that too. It does look quite evening-ish.

Monday, October 12, 2009


Here's my reworked version. Mostly I placed the bushes a little differently, so they don't lead off the edge so much. 

Friday, October 9, 2009

On the Easel, 9x12, oil on canvas

This is one of the scenes I did this summer during the plein air event. Only this time its from the photo. I have changed it some since I took this the other day. I'll post it when it's done. I really should plan better!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

By the River at EK Park, 6x8, oil on Wallis paper

This was a great little painting until I kept messing with it and lost the quality it had at first. Shouldn't do that! 

Monday, October 5, 2009

Autumn Blaze, 6x8, oil on paper, $95

This might be the first and last of the color around here. Its gotten pretty cold and windy. We still have some trees with green leaves, but they may not turn. They might just fall off after turning brown. I hope not. Hunting season is in full swing here, with lots of preparations going on for it. We'll see what we get this year . . . hopefully not snowed out!  But if we do, I can get some painting done.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Autumn Hillside, 6x8, oil on Wallis paper

This is a little hill at the park I walk at. I always walk by this and think I should paint it. I don't think I quite did it justice - I may try again.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Rabbit Brush 2, 6x8, oil on Wallis, $95

Fall is definitely here. This is some more rabbit brush in back of my house. Its my favorite time of the year! And we even got some snow this morning.
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