Saturday, May 31, 2008

This is the first time Tom has been on top of the rim and he agrees that I have shocked and awed him by the experience as I promised. He spent some time with the glasses searching out the wonders of the glacial carved Torrey valley below. The remnants of the fast dissapearing glacier can be seen on the skyline. That canyon below in the granite contains some of the most beautiful glacial lakes, cascades and waterfalls I have ever seen.
Passing within yards of Bighorn Sheep. We counted 13 Rams all sunning themselves in the rocks and brush. There are ten in this picture. We lost count on the number of Elk we jumped up and saw through glasses grazing on distant mountain parks. On top of the Rim we spotted several other bunches of both Rams and Ewes on the mountainside

My gallery pardner, Tom Lucas and I did manage to get out this morning and climb up onto Torrey Rim south of Dubois. With a hot cup of coffee in hand and in 4-wheel drive we chugged our way up the mountain passing many deer, elk and Bighorns on the way. With the early morning sun shining on mountains, glaciers, and wildlife everywhere we are sure we were truely blessed to participate in Natures show. It is inspirations like this that get the creative juices going. One can't help but want to get back to the easle and get that paintbrush going.
I am back to spending a great deal of time painting and concentrating mostly on my Gouache paintings. I have just finished this 18"x24" watercolor of the Grand Teton, GRAND LIGHT. It is for sale and if interested in it please contact me through or my e-mail at

Friday, May 30, 2008

This is an 14"x18" Oil painting that was commissioned by a collector from Arizona. GRIZZLY CROSSING was done from Bomber Creek, an area south of Dubois and a beautiful stream that I love incorporating into a number of my paintings.
I have just finished this gouache watercolor painting, Mt Moran. It is 14'x18'. I painted it from one of my favorite areas in the Tetons, Schwabachers Landing on the Snake River.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Winter like conditions have returned to our area with the montains getting a lot of snow and we in Dubois at 7,000 feet elevation getting a little ourselves. It is raining again this evening and we have had just over 2" of rain in the last several days. That has slowed melting and that has been good as the weather a week ago was in 70's and river was up to my yard.
This spring has brought some unusual birds along the river. They occur only occassionaly but it has been years since I have seen harlequin Ducks such as this pair I photographed from my studio. The next day we had a pair of Cinnamon Teals which is the first I have ever seen. There have been an unusually large number of Varied Thrushes and Spotted Sandpipers too. A good friend of mine reported seeing Snow Geese just east of town. I have never seen them in this part of Wyoming.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This is an oil painting I have just completed. It is from the Turpin Meadows road along the Buffalo River in the NE part of Jackson Hole. The Buffalo River flows westerly from its origin in the vast Teton Wilderness and finally snkes its way across the Buffalo River valley befor entering the Snake River at Moran Jct. It is one of my favorite places to paint the Tetons from. This painting is 8"x16" and can be purchased through my gallery at silversagegallery@dteworld or thru my e-mail at

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

This is a painting I have just finished. Morning Moose is a 6"x18" Oil painting. Information on this painting can be found by contacting me at or

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I am back to work in the studio and have just completed this Gouache Watercolor painting of the Grand Teton depicting early spring when the snows are melted off the valley floor but still lie heavy on the Tetons themselves. It is 16"x20" image size and I call it EARLY SPRING. This painting is for sale and if interested please contact me through my gallery at or through my e-mail at
I have jus tsold this painting in my Gallery to a major collector of my work

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I had to run home from gallery labor the other day and found this fellow[gal]sitting in a tree near my studio and just could not pass up a ton of pictures. Will make for some great paintings.

The Silver Sage Gallery is now pretty well completed. It is hard to believe what we have accomplished in a month of pretty much 7 days a week and long hours. We are really feeling good about the new addition, the remodeling and the art work we are carrying. Now we can get back to what we really do best. Creating Art.