Sunday, December 12, 2010

Where Grange Meets Range

Pastel, 22x28" on sandpaper. This was interesting to me because of the complementary hues, the opposing textures, and the wonderful display of nature reclaiming its space.
SOLD to a customer from Laramie, Wyoming

Monday, October 04, 2010

Contemplative (Detail)

Our little life drawing group was finally able to get together again this afternoon. Here is a detail of the 22x26" pastel I drew.

Saturday, June 05, 2010


Watercolor, 11x15". This was painted directly from a live model. Several of us try to meet once a month and we chip in together to pay the modeling fees.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Detail, Composition III

This acrylic painting incorporates an image of Sherman and the Laramie River. The entire composition was a group of 9 small paintings clustered together. This was the largest of the group measuring 30x40" SOLD to a collector from Cheyenne, WY

Grand Mesa Spring

I drove through this area in the early Spring and was delighted to find the aspen trees colored in lavendars and light greens. Pastel, 22x26" SOLD to a collector from New York.

Clown Bar & Lounge

This abandoned structure in Bosler was a local hotspot years ago. All that is left of a once colorful past are the multicolored exterior walls.
Pastel, 22x26" SOLD to a collector from Sacramento, CA

Mid-Morning on Hwy 30

The linear perspective created by the highway and the fenceline activates an otherwise passive scene. This was purchased by the Wyoming State Museum. Pastel, 22x26" I was proud to see this displayed above the Governor's desk in the Wyoming State Capitol Building. SOLD to the State of Wyoming, Purchase Award

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Pastel on paper, 13"x20"
SOLD to a customer from Gering, Nebraska.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Goddess of the Rockies

This is an acrylic portrait that never sold while the painting was entitled "Am I Blue?" But sold immediately when I renamed the painting "Goddess of the Rockies". 30x40" acrylic
SOLD to a collector from Laramie, Wyoming

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Roses and Brass

Pastel on paper, 9"x12"

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I saw this image in a magazine and thought I would experiment with soft pastels as a water medium followed by a normal pastel application.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March Still Life 2

This still life employs several techniques including scumbling, pointillism, and on the red can the use of crushed paper to transfer the floral pattern onto the red followed by colored glazing.
Acrylic 12x16" on canvas
SOLD to a collector from McMinnville, Oregon

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Still Life 1

This acrylic has been done with an imprematura layer, a series of under-paintings, scumbling and glazing techniques.
Acrylic 12x16" on canvas

Sunday, February 07, 2010


This painting initiated by placing blobs of intense watercolors on a wet page & allowing said colors to dry. After the first colors dried I painted in negative spacial areas followed by transparent color overlays for an echoing of shapes and colors. SOLD to a customer from Albany, NY

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wyoming Spring

Acrylic 15x30" on canvas, SOLD to a customer from Louisville, KY


Acrylic, 11x15" on primed paper. SOLD to a customer from Laramie, WY. This painting initiated with a live modeling session. Using my original painting as a reference, I abstracted parts of the pose and added the extremely linear and 2-D bench.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Fuchsia Nude

Self Portraits can always be intimidating. I have always loved vibrant colors and this small pastel is no exception.
pastel, 10x13" on sandpaper NFS

Summer Hat

Each month members of our local art guild have a model pose for 3 hours. This was an acrylic painting I did from this observational exercise.
acrylic 18x24" on canvas SOLD

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sage Subdivisions

30x40" acrylic This painting was inspired by a trip to Saratoga, Wyoming. Subdivisions which provided water were lush and green.

SOLD to a customer from Laramie, WY.

A Dgree of Normality

30x40" acrylic This painting is based on direct observation. I intensified the colors when I returned to the studio and made a bit of color vibration with the outlines.
This painting was just accepted into the Wyoming Governor's Capitol Art Exhibit. SOLD Recipient of a purchase award from the State of Wyoming.

Homage to Chuck

20x26" acrylic SOLD to a customer from Texas. I enjoyed painting this "digitalized" still life. I worked thoughout the night and finished it at dawn!