My painting for today is a Teton Vista 7 1/2"x20" Watercolor. If you are interested in this or any other paintings on my blog please visit my gallery's website at http://www.silversagegallery.com/ e-mail me at email@example.com
Our March weather remains typical for us. Everyone is complaining about the weather so that is an indication that it is normal. The mountains are getting good snows but we could use a little more around here. The last few days have been on again off again blizzard conditions for 10 minutes then clearing off. Today is especially cold and will not get to freezing. I did a little photographing above the studio including this shot of the Ramshorn Peak between snow squalls.
My painting in the Painting-A-Day project is a watercolor painting of BROOKS LAKE. It is 4 3/4"x9 1/4". Brooks Lake is a beautiful Sub Alpine Lake west of Dubois right close to the Continental Divide. It is a great area for wildlife and I have watched Grizzlies, Bighorn Sheep, Moose and elk there. Is also great fishing. If interested in this painting please contact me through my gallery website at http://www.silversagegallery.com/ SOLD
I have been working on several paintings for the gallery in Jackson in anticipation for the upcoming season. I have just finished this 10"x20" oil Painting, Buffalo River Sunset. A painting depicting the Buffalo River as it snakes along its Willow covered bottomlands after its tumuluous descent out of the Teton Wilderness on its way to Join the Snake River at Moran Jct. The Grand Teton is always the backdrop vista to this beautiful little river.
My painting for the day is a summer evening scene of Grand Teton. It is 5"x8" watercolor. An area close to home and a favorite to visit for myself and millions of others from around the world. If you are interested in purchasing this painting-please visit my gallery website at http://www.silversagegallery.com/
Spring does not really exist in our area. If it does it is on July 5th then summer begins July 6. I know this is a fact when I see snow falling on most July 4th's. This year is no exception. Global warming and all. I have been hitting it pretty hard between painting and working at some remodeling projects at my gallery, Silver Sage Gallery in Dubois. My wife and I did take some time off to go for an afternoon hike yesterday along the East Fork River N E of Town. Although we were dressed in winter attire and even felt the wind chill along the cottonwood bottoms of the river it was pleasant to just get out and see what is happening. Lots of Mule Deer around and signs of Elk that spent some time here this past winter. We even carried bear spray just in case. Grizzlies are just coming out of hibernation and it is good insurance to have that with you. Lots of beaver sign in the area and it is interesting to see how they are contributing to the ecological well being of the river bottom. By the time we leave the clouds are thickening and snow showers are falling on both the Wind River mountains to the south and the Absarokas to the north. During the night we do get an inch. Not much but a gentle reminder that winter is sure a lot closer than Spring?
My addition for painting-a-day for today is a Cottontail hiding amongst Sagebrush. It is 4"x6" Oil painting. If interested in this painting or any on this blog, please contact me through my gallery website, http://www.silversagegallery.com/ SOLD
This is my 5"x7" Oil 1 hour painting for the day.PLATTE RIVER SUNSET If you are interested in this or any other paintings-please contact me through my gallery website, http://www.silversagegallery.com/ SOLD
I have just finished this 12"x24" Oil painting, FALLEN GIANT If you are interested in this or any paintings on this blog, please contact me through my gallery website at http://www.silversagegallery.com/
I have begun a new series of "Paintings a day" In which I will be doing minature wildlife and western Landscape paintings, generally 5"x7" in size and offering them for sale to the public either through my gallery or on the internet such as this blog. I finished this piece yesterday which is a 5"x7" Oil Painting. It is aMale Evening Grosbeak on a cottonwood branch. My plan is to try and do 4 or 5 of these pieces during the week. If you are interested in this or any other paintings please visit my gallery website, http://www.silversagegallery.com/ SOLD
I have finally finished my Cougar painting. 30"x40" Oil. The show in Powell, Wyoming sponsored by the Rotary Club was this past saturday. My painting, The Chinese Wall sold for higher than the minimum bid on it.[see first post on my blog site]
Other subject matter that is in the immediate area includes the nations largest Bighorn Sheep herd. Wolves and thousands of Elk also call Dubois home. Living on the River I have many songbirds and waterfowl just out my studio window. It all makes for the perfect life.
From my studio I have many visitors to accompany me as I go about my work. They are all a pleasant diversion. This cottontail has become a real welfare case and is waiting in the morning for his daily carrot. We began the winter with 4 rabbits around but with two neighborhood Great Horned Owls this little fellow[gal]is the lone survivor. Bobcats and coyotes are also a challenge from him and I have seen both around the yard. Have had a cougar now and then in the area but have not seen one around the immediate yard. Eagles and hawks are also visitors. Had a black bear a few years ago and a grizzly down river from us also several years ago. Mule Deer are frequent visitors and we used to have Moose as regular occupants up to about 5 or 6 years ago but with the incresased building with newcomers moving into our area that has changed. The new folks seem to love cutting the willows and other food and cover that wildlife need. Trying to get things just like it was back home. They love it here then try altering it. I don't understand their thinking.