Sunday, October 31, 2010

I have several other Oil Paintings going as I await others drying. I started this yesterday and worked on it quite a while today. BATCHELOR CREEK SNOW is a 16"x20" Oil Painting on Masonite. I have pretty well blocked it in and am now getting into the detail work.
Mt Moran Beaver Ponds
24"x36" Oil Painting on masonite gessoed panel.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I spent some time working on my Moran Beaver Ponds painting. I raised the tree line on the left hand side and worked more on the islands as well as the Dam and Beaver house. I was hoping to finish it today but there is a building[repair]job on my studio that needs attention and the weather is a litle warmer and with my pardner offering to help...No I am not allowed to go to the lumber yard for material-alone anyway-as that is what led to my crushed foot last year. My wife has given strict orders to not go near high edges. LOL
I have worked further on my Grand Teton piece. Detailing from the left hand side. I have been fighting several things but have decided to finish detailing the right hand side and maybe what is bothering me won't seem so bad or at least see where I can make neccessary changes.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I have been working on this 12"x16" Oil Painting over a period of a week and think I am pretty well finished with it. WINTER STROLL

I continued working on my oil today adding detail to the trees on the right and water reflections as well as blocking in the water below the grass islands. I have decided that I am not happy with the trees from the halfway point to the left. They look way too small so tomorrow I am going to enlarge them. I have also blocked in the Beaver Dam and House.
I have begun another Painting depicting the east face of the Grand Teton experimenting with an early morning light and clearing fog off the top of the peak. It is an Oil painting on Ray-Mar canvas 12"x16"
Continuing on with my Painting of the Tetons[Mt Moran from the Beaver Ponds along the Snake River I have pretty well established and detailed ,for the most part the trees to the right of the painting and begun putting in the water.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I have continued adding to my painting working today on the trees to the left and adding the deer onto the grass islands.

Friday, October 22, 2010

24"x30" Oil Painting
I have begun this Oil on masonite and have blocked in the mountains and the background trees. I plan and have drawn out Mule Deer crossing grass islands along a backwater pond created by beavers along a meandering stream channel of the Snake River. The Dam will also be in evidence as well as the beaver house itself when I have finished.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I have just posted a new OUTDOOR ADVENTURE on my blog. I hope you will take the time to check out ASPENS and fall in the high country of the Upper Wind River Valley. [the reds of Fireweed and the greens of Wild Geranium]

Friday, October 15, 2010

I believe I have finished my Grand Teton Painting. Detailed out the sage brush and tweaked the cottonwoods and those two large trees. 24"x36" Oil Painting

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I have worked a little more on this Painting, GRAND TETON FALL EVENING 24"x36" Oil on canvas. The cottonwoods are looking a little better. Now for detailing the forground.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I continued working on this 24"x36" Oil Painting of the Grand Tetons. I have begun detail work and am presently not very excited about where it is going. The cottonwoods are way too scattered out so after I took this pix I began changing a number of things. Tomorrow I will post the changes.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Today I worked pretty diligently on my Aspen painting and have pretty well finished it. I see a few touchups I have to attend to but it is essentially finished.
15"x20" Gouache/Acrylic. on illustration board.
I see no problems in painting the acrylic over the thin washes of Gouache. That has been a question and only time will tell if that is a problem.

Spent the last few days in Casper where I had my annual cancer checkup which came out great. A OK. Spent a few days with family and returned yesterday stopping off in Shoshoni, Wyoming where we watched our grandson play football for the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies against the Shoshoni Wranglers. He is a sophomore and therefor only gets to play back-up but with a lopsided score by halftime he and other underclassmen were able to get a lot of playing time during the 2nd half. He plays halfback and linebacker on defense where he did great in both categories even scoring a touchdown. A great looking fellow[O K I am biased]his real game is basketball where all are expecting great things from him.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I had worked up the watercolor portion of my experiment over the weekend and now have begun using Acrylics and working my light and shadow as I go along with my detailing. It is turning out to be an interesting experiment.
While working on several oils and waiting for them to dry I have begun this Aspen painting using gouache watercolors for an underpainting on illustration board. This is an experimental painting as I plan to go back over it with Acrylics

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I have had to put aside some of my ongoing paintings to get on several commissions such as this Oil on canvas of the Grand Tetons. It is 24"x36" and I have it blocked in and will now begin the detail work.

Friday, October 1, 2010

As everyone seemed pretty busy during the last few months I had put off issuing any Wilderness Challenge paintings but am going to begin again with October. Be sure and check the Wilderness Art Challenge and see what I am offering up.

Continuing with my Aspen paintings, I have finished this one.
11"x14" Oil Painting