Monday, June 30, 2008

Lower Ramshorn Lake. What a pristine beautiful spot and unheard of by many Dubois residents.
As has become our habit this spring, my pardner, Tom Lucas and myself rose early in the morning this past saturday to check things out in the high country. We ran into snow at the 9,000 foot level while trying the road[trail] into the Ramshorn Lakes north of Dubois. There is still more snow on the ground there than bare ground but the lakes were unfrozen and it was a beautiful morning. On the way up we watched two Bull elk climbing a pretty steep hill which was sure winding them. Just to get out of the way of two old cowboy artists. On our return we ran into two fawn Mule Deer fawns and I got a number of pictures of them.
In preparation for the Saratoga Art Show I have been busy painting the landscape from that area. Saratoga and the upper Platte river valley of southern Wyoming is a very rural beautiful and interesting area for landscapes and I have always loved painting it. Many residents have supported that effort for which I am very grateful. This is an 18"x24" Oil Painting of a rain shower passing over the irrigated meadows of the river valley.
This painting has sold through the Blackhawk Gallery this summer.
This weekend I will be in Saratoga, Wyoming for the annual 4th of July Art Show there at the new Art Center just completed this year. I haven't been in the building yet but pictures of it are impressive. I will be the featured artist and this painting will be the Show Poster. Saratoga is always a lot of fun and I have always done very well there.
I have returned from that show and it was pretty slow with a number of artists being skunked. I did pretty well though and am happy with the results.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Our 3d anniversary Open House Show was a tremendous success. We are now busy rearranging art on the walls to cover up empty holes. Just the thing you want to see in a gallery. We estimate well over 200 people in attendance and it may be closer to 300. Pictured here are the gallery pardners, left to right, Tom and Tammy Lucas, Chris Phelps, Vicki and Gary Keimig, Verna and Bud Boller. That chocolate cake buried in Strawberries was a surprise for us-ordered by our daughter Kim. It was day befor my birthday and week befor both Vicki and Chris so it had all our names on it. Was a real favorite being loaded with cholesterol.
This is another recently completed painting 18"x24" Oil. I love doing cloud scapes and this was for the show in Saratoga but was bought off the easle by some really great folks who came into the gallery in Dubois. It is of Platte River Valley at Saratoga, Wyoming.
I have been pretty busy with my painting as I have a show in saratoga, Wyoming coming up the 4th. Then on to Golden, Colorado to trade out paintings at the Spirits of the Wind Gallery. Not to mention the 3d Anniversary Open House
at our gallery here in Dubois. It was a great event and sales were very good.
This is an 18"x24" Oil Painting for the Colorado Gallery, Sheep Lake, depicting a view just inside Rocky Mountain Natl Park near Estes Park.
This painting won the Landscape Award at the Saratoga Wyoming show and is now offered for sale through the Spirits in the Wind Gallery in Golden, Colorado

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ran across this recently weaned Moose calf and spent some time watching, photographing and seemingly visiting with her. She would browse awhile then watch me as if trying to explain her world to me. Her various expressions were priceless

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

This is an oil painting that I have put some finishing touches on and calling complete. It is 11"x14". Aspens through Snow

Monday, June 2, 2008

I just finished this gouache watercolor painting, GRAND EVENING, depicting a clearing thunderstorm over the Grand Teton at evening. It is 18"x24"