Monday, September 8, 2008

Some of my discovered wildlife. These two provided me with a number of photo opps. Waterfowl cruising the creek. A coyote too far away for a good pix but still fun to watch, an Osprey perched on a Spruce and tracking a moose that I decided was a little too close for comfort was some of those wildlife encounters for the day
I spent the morning doing a little research by hiking along Torrey Creek. Getting good and wet in a pretty strong east wind with mist and fog. Hiking through willow jungles, swamps and Spruce forests. Encountering some wildlife and all the while getting good research for paintings. Its a great country.
This is an Oil Painting I have just competed. FISH CREEK is 22"x28" and if interested please contact me through

This has proved to be a pretty popular painting and upon some artist friends urging I have reproduced it in a Giclee Print series. It is in an addition of 50 and sells for $250.00 framed.
The original is now sold

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall really is descending onto the high country. Labor Day weekend has seen a big change with most mornings now getting frost in Dubois and snow falling in the mountains. That is not that unusual but what is is the fact that it is staying on so long. Usually this time of year we get a storm like this and within a few days it is warm again. I hiked into the Wiggins Fork canyon area the other day through about an inch of snow with heavier amounts higher up. It was an exhilerating trip and good exercise but I should have worn my gaiters as it got a little damp brushing against willows full of snow
Another recently completed painting is this oil of Mule Deer. Trees here are just beginning to change and I wanted to capture that transition from summer to fall. It is 12"x24" image size.
This is a recently completed painting I have done. It is a 14"x18" oil, and can be checked out with more information through