Thursday, January 1, 2009

This is a scene from up on the South Fork of Shoshone River south of Cody, Wyoming. A favorite area of mine to paint and I was really happy with the way it came out so was planning to submit it for jurying to the Powell Show. But. A lady and a good collector of mine came by about the time I was finishing it up and bought it . So. Being as how the deadline for the painting was Wednesday the 31st. I opted to submit a painting of Mule Deer that I had at the gallery. This was an Oil Painting, 14"x18".
For the second year I have been invited to submit a painting for jurying into a show in Powell, Wyoming which is just north of Cody, Wyoming. I did pretty good there last year and am trying again this year. One of the paintings I have just finished that I though about submitting is this oil painting, 12"x16" HEART MOUNTAIN.
December has been a pretty busy month for me. After the 2-Shot Show in Torrington I had Hernia surgery which put me out of commission for at least a week and I am still not back to full speed but I have been painting away in the studio. The gallery has closed down for the 3 month period January through March except by appointment. We will be reopening April 1st. My pardner, Tom is now in Arizona preparing for the Celebration In Fine Art Show which will run for 10 weeks. It is quite an experience and I hope at least by March to get down there myself. I will be working on a few Desert Landscapes in preparation for the trip down. I have been working on several pieces and have completed this painting from inspiration in the Trail Lake area south of Dubois. It is full of Glacial boulders and I have tried portraying one of these massive rocks with fresh fallen snow with the just breaking out sun hitting that snow in a burst of light. Mule Deer and Bighorn Sheep frequent the area and I thought it fitting to include this Mule Deer buck with snow still clinging to his back. It is 12"x16" Oil Painting and if interested please contact me through the gallery at or my personal e-mail,