Monday, May 26, 2014

Threading the Needle

This pastel was recently accepted into the 2014 Richeson 75 Landscape Show.
Pastel, 12" x 15" on sandpaper

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dick Blick Ad in Pastel Journal

Imagine my surprise when Dick Blick Art Materials, 
a national art supply company,
wanted to use one of my paintings on the back
cover of Pastel Journal! June 2014 issue

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Original pastel c. 9" x 12" on sandpaper

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vivid Hollyhocks

Original watercolor, 11"x 15"
framed in gold metal with white double mat. 

 This has been accepted into the
2015 National Western Spirit Show
 in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Monday, March 10, 2014

Textured Tanker

I enjoyed the challenge of rendering the complexity 
of layers of texture on this railroad oil tanker car displaying
oil running over letters painted over rusted 
and peeling paint with shadows traversing all.
This has been accepted into the 2015 Western Spirit Show.

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Pastel in progress

This is a pastel I am working on for an upcoming railroad
show in Cheyenne this Summer. I am
building up layers of texture on the
side of this tanker car.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

At Ease

At Ease or A Tease? Our model took a break from her pose.
Acrylic on canvas board.
9" x 12"

Saturday, March 01, 2014


Acrylic, 4" x 6" on panel

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Pastel, 4" x 6" on pastel board

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014


This beautiful strawberry blonde posed
for our local art guild. The pose was initiated with a 2 hour sitting 

and completed that evening in the studio from a photo.
Acrylic, 16" x 20" on canvas sheet

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pink Pig

4" x 6" acrylic on canvas panel.
This cookie jar sits on my kitchen counter.
I have been trying to paint several of these small
items a week. They go quickly and
still allow me to concentrate on larger items.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Red Grapes and Silver Bowl

Original acrylic, 4" x  6" on canvas panel
While teaching I greatly neglected the production of my own artwork.
I am now trying to get back into my old work ethic
and paint in the studio on a  regular and predictable daily basis. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Lotsa Locks

Acrylic, 48" x 36" on canvas
This painting was one of 2 accepted into the Old West Museum in Cheyenne, Wyoming
2014 National Western Spirit Show and Sale


Monday, January 06, 2014

Old Ranch Hand

Final textural details have been added to the model.
A complementary colored background was added for contrast.
Acrylic, 16" x 20" on canvas. 


Danny in Progress

Here I have added fatter paint and some colored glazes.
Acrylic, 16" x 20"

Danny , preliminary sketch

Acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
This month the LAG hired a senior gentleman and posed him as a cowboy. This is the preliminary painting done from observation  in about an hour and a half. I took a few reference photos to share with the guild and will bring this painting more to fruition in the studio.