Saturday, October 30, 2010

Red Willow Day, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

This is right out my back window, which is how you do a plein air painting without actually having to go out in the plain air and howling wind! Also on ebay.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wyoming Blue, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

This is a scene from when we went hunting. Some very nice folks let us hunt on their ranch and these are the mountains they see every day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn Glory, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

Love those aspens! I don't think there's too much in the way of leaves, left after yesterday's weather though! Wow! Blustery wind, snow, . . . October in Wyoming. This will be on ebay tonight. Thanks!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Katie, Study #1, oil on hand-primed panel

The first of a series of small studies of this lovely young lady. I'm hoping to do some larger paintings from the small studies, later on.

Friday, October 22, 2010

OPA Show in Jackson

I took a spur of the moment trip to Jackson, Wyoming (about 6 hours away) on Wednesday to take in the Western Regional Oil Painters of America show at Mountain Trails Gallery. It was well worth the trip! Got lots of photos of the mountains and cottonwoods on the way up and then spent a couple of hours at the gallery looking and seeing paintings by people I've never heard of and a few by people I've admired since I began painting.

It left me inspired and dissatisfied with my own work. In a good way I think. It re-oriented my sights on color again and the skillful use of it to say what you want to say about something. For quite some time I've been concentrating on composition, which is certainly foundational. Now I think its time to go back to paying a bit more attention to, and giving pre-painting thought to, color. How do I want to use it to give the feeling of a place or a time? What combination will accomplish that? How much do I try to be literal and how much do I want to add my own interpretation? Lots to think about! Oh! The joy of discovery! - And painting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Almost There, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

A little painting from over by Saratoga. Wyoming traffic jams usually consist of cattle being driven down the highway on their way to branding or summer pasture or winter pasture. You can't tell from this painting, but that's what was happening here when I took the photo for this painting. On another note - hmmmm.....cattle being driven by cowboys.....sounds like material for a cartoon!

Happy day to you!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Teton Backdrop, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

Yes, that really is the Tetons in the background. I love the fall colors! This was done from a photo taken on a trip to Jackson a few years ago.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Autumn On Muddy Creek, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

It's always fun to paint out back and the creek is just as good to paint as the cottonwood tree.

On ebay tonight.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

September Sparkle, 8x10, oil on hand-primed panel

This is the cottonwood to the east of our house. It's always enticing to paint, especially this time of the year.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turning Of The Seasons, 8x10, oil on linen panel

It's finally beginning to look a lot like . . . fall! My favorite time of the year. I hope to go out for a few photo shoots and painting sessions next week. Beautiful color and weather!
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