Wednesday, December 21, 2011

8"x10" Goauche Watercolor Painting
This is the second painting I have done using the Fredrix watercolor canvas.  This time using the canvas on board.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

This past weekend I attended the 2-Shot Goose Art Show in
Torrington, Wyoming where I also participated along with a dozen other artists in the Quick-Draw.  One hour to do a painting that is then auctioned off to attendees.  My subject was the Grand Tetons in a summer setting.  It is a 15"x18" image size painted with Gouache Watercolor.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

24"X36" Oil Painting

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It began snowing yesterdaqy late afternoon and continued into the night with a nasty NE wind blowing.  The temperature dropping to -6 by sunrise.  The sun arose over calm clear skies flooding the Ramshorn with morning light and a fresh covering of new snow.

Monday, November 28, 2011

12"x16" Oil Painting

Thursday, November 24, 2011

12"x16" Oil Painting
this is the third wildflower painting that I have done for a collector.  It was a great project.

Friday, November 18, 2011

12"x16" Oil Painting
This is the second wildflower painting I am doing for a collector.  Now working on a Columbine.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

12"x16" Oil Painting
I have been working on a number of commisions for various clients and this is the first of three wildflower paintings I am doing for one of them.
24"x36" Oil Painting

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

12"x24" Oil Painting
This is a painting based on a photograph I took several weks ago and jsut could not resist jumping into it.  It will be in the One man show in Scottsbluff, Nebraska beginning thursday and will run for a month at the Art Center there.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

12"x16" Gouache Watercolor painting.
The past few days the upper country has been beset with cold winter like conditions.  Our first snows are falling and there is nearly two feet on Togwotee Pass. [see OUTDOOR ADVENTURES]  This is a painting I did of that first snow on the Wind River -just a small stream at this point-at the Moccasin Basin road.

Friday, October 7, 2011

SUMMER MUSIC [Grand Teton]
12"x16" Oil Painting

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

12"x16" Oil Painting

Saturday, October 1, 2011

20"x30" Gouache Watercolor Painting

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I have again begun my Wilderness Art Challenge and for October I thought this nice Grizzly Sow that I photographed Labor Day on top of Togwotee Pass might make a good one.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My completed painting. 
14"X20" Gouache Watercolor Painting.
It went very well in the auction going for $2500.00
Saturday morning was the annual Quick-Draw held in the town square in Jackson, Wyoming.  All a part of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.  Two weeks of art related events that fills the town with artists, and collectors.  Here I am nearing completion of my painting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

12"x16" Oil Painting

Sunday, September 11, 2011

16"X20" Gouache Watercolor Painting.
I along with my gallery pardner, Tom Lucas were the featured artists at the GRAND TETON Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming yesterday.  All a part of the several weeks long art events of the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.  We spent the day there painting with Les Lefevre and Deb Penk Reeb.  A fun day for sure.
This was my painting.  A gouache Watercolor Painting. 
Next weekend is the biggest day of the events with art galleries full of artists, receptions, and food everywhere.  The Miniature show will be going on at the National Wildlife Art Gallery and it is the big Quick-draw event where I will be one of the participating artists.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What you missed by not being in Dubois today.

For the past year I have been posting photos of my work on Facebook-all taken within a day or two and in the Dubois area that included the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks and the surrounding area.  I called it "WHAT YOU MISSED BY NOT BEING IN DUBOIS TODAY"  It has had an amazing following worldwide but I am finding a number of folks who are giving up on facebook and a number of them that asked if I would post this series on my blog.  I am going to add a blog just for that event.  I will continue to do the facebook site too.
This mother Grizzly along with two adorable fuzzy cubs were spotted on the top of Togwotee Pass by my wife and I several days ago.  We got some up close and personal pixs of them as they dug about for roots on a clay like volcanic slope.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

9"x12" Goauche Watercolor Painting
From the west side of Togwotee Pass  winter snows lie deep and the setting sun heightens the colors of the mountains
8"x10" Oil Painting
On the opposite side of Jackson Hole from the Tetons is the Gros Ventre and Mt Leidy Highlands.  Overlooked wilderness of magnificent mountains and evening thunderstorms of summer heighten the color of evening

Friday, August 26, 2011

Auctioning off my Quick-draw Gouache Watercolor Painting at the Pioneer Museum Western and Wildlife Art Show.  My Laramie Peak painting seemed popular as I got top money in the auction for the painting.
I am a little behind in posting this.  Several weekends ago I participated in the Pioneer Museum Western and Wildlife Invittional Art Show in Douglas, Wyoming.  This is the 20th year for this show and is to be the last year for this event.  Attendance was great and they put on such a great show it will be hard to accept the fact that this is the last year. 
For the second year in a row I won the Peoples Choice Award with my Oil painting, END OF WINTER seen here in this photo at the upper left of my display shown off my my Great Granddaughter, Evie Anna.  The painting was also chosen for the Museum Purchase Award.  The third time in twenty years this has happened for me.  That is a wonderful honor.  My sales were really great and my auction painting went very well as did my Quick-draw which by far exceeded all my expectations.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Red Rock fire in the Gros Ventre[pronounced gro vont]wilderness has inundated our town with heavy smoke now for the third day.  Visibility is pretty bad down the streets of town and sure smells of wood smoke.  Ash is falling at times pretty heavily.  I took this photo last night [August 23]from the DuNoir valley high up and to the west of town.
A number of local residents avoided disaster as a fast moving fire came across the face of the montain several days ago into a housing area above Dubois.  Quick work and slurry drops by a bomber and 2 helicopters dropping water helped quell the fire.  A number of houses were foamed and sprinklers set up on others.  The fire did reach 2 houses but work and foam saved them.  By night fall monday the fire was pretty well out though we have 2 other big fires in the area.  Here is the Norton Point Fire[now in its third week]as seen from the Dubois golf course last night at west edge of town.
11"x14" Oil Painting
The yellow-gold of rabbitbrush is setting the hills of the upper country ablaze with this beautiful shrub like plant.

Monday, August 22, 2011

18"x24" Oil Painting
Saturday night was the annual Fund Raiser for the Chance Phelps Foundation and the Needs Of Dubois.  My gallery pardner, Tom Lucas and myself contributed a 1 hour Quick-draw painting for their fund raising.  Mine is a 16"x20" Gouache Watercolor painting of the Grand Teton.  Oh.  The Staff card.  We had to wear that to get into the event as the second of two nightly concerts were about to start and that allowed us entry for the evening.  All held at the Dubois Town Park.  that itself is quite a place for the little town of Dubois.  There were certainly a lot of people in attendance.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I have just posted my latest OUTDOOR ADVENTURE and hope you will take the time to look through it.  It is based on a day hike on the 4th of August NW of Dubois.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

8"x10" Oil Painting

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

15"X20" Oil Painting
From the Living room porch at Ring Lake Ranch-just south of Dubois, Wyoming.  It is such a special view.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

11"x24" Oil Painting
I love the view of the Tetons from the Buffalo River valley.  Spectacular in all seasons.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

12"X16" Oil Painting
I have been working on a number of paintings and it seems they are all coming finished about the same time.  I love doing Aspens with their textures and individual characteristics.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

24"x36" Oil Painting on linen canvas

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

15"x30" Goauche Watercolor Painting
A view from north of Dubois, Wyoming

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Last night was the opening of the National Wind River Valley Art Show.  I did pretty good in the judging by receiving 2nd place in Oil for my painting, DuNoir River and 2nd place in Watercolor for Lake Marie as well as an honorable mention in Watercolor for my just finished Double Cabins Painting.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

22"x28" Oil Painting.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

15"x28: Gouache Watercolor Painting
This is a painting depicting the Double Cabins area north of Dubois, Wyoming.  Early morning finds the high peaks surrounding this spectcular valley in fog and morning haze.  This has to be one of the most beautiful places in America.
It got its name from two fur trappers in earlier times who built a cabin there for a winter of trapping.  Towards Christmas they got to fighting amongst themselves and first drew a line in the middle of the cabin with each not to cross that line.  It was soon decided tht just was not going to work so one of them decided he would move out and down river a ways where he built a cabin of his own.  It was soon taken over by Pack Rats and in desperation he burned it to the ground announcing no Pack Rat would ever live there again.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

24"x36" Oil Painting
The DuNoir River begins as a small mountain stream in the Dundee Meadows area.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I have had a number of requests to post the painting I sold at the Wyoming Governor's Capitol Art Exhibit.  I hd posted the painting several months ago when I completed it so....Here it is.
14"X18" Oil Painting

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I received great news the other day.  I had a painting chosen for the Governors Capitol Art Exhibit and have received notification that it has sold.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I had an incredible adventure with bears and wolves the other morning that I have recorded in my OUTDOOR ADVENTURES  blog
I hope you will take the time to check it out.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

8"x10" Gouache Watercolor Painting.
The gallery in Jackson is asking for more paintings so I am working on a few guache watercolors to get over there.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

24"x36" Oil Painting
I began this poainting last fall and have worked off and on over the past several months finally calling it finished last night.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

24"x30" Oil Painting
Burroughs Creek is one of those beautiful mountain streams NW of Dubois that eventually flows into a deep very rugged canyon befor emptying out into Horse Creek that flows through Dubois.
8"x10" Gouache Watercolor Painting
I worked up this painting yesterday afternoon from some photos I took last fall NE of Dubois

Monday, June 6, 2011

The updated versions of National Parkways are out this year and features even more of my art work.  Pen an Inks and Map art.  These are great guidebooks on the National Parks and has some wonderful photography along with informative dscriptions of the Natural History of the Parks.  I have all ready sold a number of them in my gallery,  Particularly when I offer to autograph them. LOL

Sunday, June 5, 2011

8"x10" Oil Painting
North of Dubois, Parque Creek is a hidden gem of an area.  So many painting opportunities and the wildlife found there is amazing