Saturday, November 21, 2009

November Negative

16x20" watercolor Wet on wet technique is used with blossom colors to initiate the floral design. Negative painting technique follows using predominantly green to suggest foliage.

SOLD  University of Wyoming
Department of Education

Saturday, October 17, 2009


A small group of artists gets together once a month to work from a live model. We chose to have this man dress in a chef's costume and this was my resultant watercolor sketch.

Watercolor, 15x20"

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fantaflora 096

6x9" watercolor This is produced by using a negative painting technique.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Old Warrior

4"x6" image, acrylic on gessoed matboard, includes a 2" dark brown wooden frame
SOLD to a collector from Albuquerque, NM

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Model with Boa

16x20" acrylic This portrait from a live model was an experiment with Open Acrylics to test their workability. SOLD

Monday, June 29, 2009

Rising Phoenix

This began as an abstract landscape. I added the little girl's portrait which I got
from an art instruction book. I also added a few stencils. I think the additions were an improvement. 30"x40" acrylic on canvas

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dreaming of Jamaica

Our local art guild had an extremely handsome man from Jamaica pose for us and he wore the colors of his national flag. I used these as inspiration for his portrait study.
Acrylic 16x20" on paper

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Parabolic Interstate

Acrylic, 20x30" SOLD
I have always loved the colors of shadows on snow. The serpentine roadways juxtapositioned with the open range and the strong horizontal emphasis of land and sky define Wyoming for me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Abstract 05

16x20" acrylic on canvas

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Abstract 01

12x12" acrylic
Just thought I would try something a bit different from my norm.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Nowhere to Hide

This is the final version after many adjustments. Original pastel, 20x26" on sandpaper

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sans Black

Original Pastel, 10x13" on grey Canson paper

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Portrait Study with Fedora

20x26" pastel on paper
I did this as a demonstration for one of my drawing classes. Colors are built up gradually starting with large areas first. The shadow across the face adds drama.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chianti and Fruit

Original oil 4x6" image on stretched canvas
Includes a black wooden frame with turquoise stain.
Presentation is very fine.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fruit with Compound Shadows

original oil painting, 6x6" on gessoed panel
the baclground is more lavender than pictured

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Fantasy butterfly-floral, 4x6"
Original oil painting on canvas board

Sold to a collector from North Attleboro, Maine

Monday, March 16, 2009

Primary Patterns

Variations of red, blue, and yellow form this intimate still life. Original oil, 4x6" on stretched canvas, framed in black wooden frame with gold embellishments.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Quick sketch Alex

Although this is a bit out of proportion I think the model is better represented than the more polished version I did earlier.

Original pastel, 9x12"

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Patterned Reds

A recurring theme of reds and repetitive patterns made this an interesting subject for me.
Original Oil. 4x6" Black wooden frame with gold embellishments

Monday, March 02, 2009


This quick sketch received a bit of whimsy when I purposely placed the shadow in such a manner that the strawberry raised from the substrate.

Original pastel, 12x20"

Saturday, February 28, 2009


This aging Italian gentleman was challenging because of his unusual beard which was actually under his chin. I chose to draw him on a dark grey paper and work both lights and darks onto the middle value of the paper.

Pastel original 13x10"

Friday, February 27, 2009

Jade Plant

This was done with green soft pastels on a reddish paper. The glow of the page beneath the pigment completes the piece.
Original pastel, 9x13"

Sunday, February 22, 2009


This woman carries herself with such strength. I finally was able to get her to pose for this portrait. I have not quite captured her yet, but will try another in the future.

Pastel original 12x19"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Old Spaniard

The model was unable to attend our last session so I was forced to complete as much as I could in the studio without reference.
Pastel 20x26" on Canson-Mis Teintes paper

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wyoming Spring

5x7" acrylic on canvasboard
Blustery Spring day with weatherfront approaching. this is a typical Wyoming Spring day.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Star Gazer Lillies

Watercolor, 9x12"
This is one of my "FantaFlora" paintings where I start with random blobs of color and develop whatever color or shape sequences evolve. I am not sure which way is up.

SOLD to a collector from Chicago, IL

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Self Portrait

Daily Painters has challenged us to create a self portrait. I am always troubled by these and wonder who do people really think I am?

Oil, 20x26" NFS

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Old Spaniard

Pastel, 20x26". Alive model posed for this sketch. The image shown is seen part way through the drawing process. The underpainting has been roughed in and the gentleman's wrinkles were just being rendered when the modeling session was ended. I will continue next month when the model returns.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Twisted 2

ACEO, oil sketch on gessoed mat board (2.5x3.5 inches)
SOLD to a collector from Stone Mountain, GA.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Top Hat

Original soft pastel, 10x12" on tinted Canson paper
Once a month a few local artists get together to sketch from a live model.