Sunday, September 26, 2010

I was a shop keeper today manning the gallery and painting while doing so. It was just busy enough that I spent a great deal of time with the public but I did manage to get some work done on my Gouache Painting of the Moose-Grizzly. have not picked out a name for this one yet. I am up to any sugggestions...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I worked most of today on ABOVE KEPLAR CASCADES, 20"x24" Oil Painting on masonite. I think I am pretty well finishd with it except maybe a tweak or two as I study it over the next few days. The blue looks way too blue in the shadow at top middle. That needs to be adjusted.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Several weeks ago artist friend, Les Lefevre and myself spent most of the day in the Togwotee Pass and Spread Creek areas that I have posted on my OUTDOOR ADVENTURE blog. I hope you will take the time to check it out.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I dug this gouache watercolor painting out of my possible bin and put a few hours work into it and think I have resurected it to the point I am going to frame it up and put it into the gallery. A GRAND TETON DAY is a gouache watercolor on 300# watercolor paper and is 22"x27" image size
I have been working on this 8"x10" Oil Painting the last few days while other work dries. Am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Our Aspens are pretty well changed out now and it is a painters paradise. The Susan Black workshop just ended and I think the over 100 participants were pretty well impressed with the Upper Wind River. We did get a white covering of snow on the mountains last night and I have a fire going in my wood stove in the studio as I write this.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I have been working a little on my Moose-Grizzly painting the last few days. I had begun this as an Oil Painting but did not like where it was going so restarted with gouache and enlarged the size. Now a little happier with it. I'll get on it today.

I worked quite a bit yesterday on my Oil Painting, ABOVE KEPLAR CASCADES. It is finally beginning to look like something but I need to adjust darks and lights and just getting into detail on the grasses. I really fought the water trying to get transparency and yet shadows to all work together.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

This year they gave us 90 minutes to do our quick-draw which seemd like a long time when one is used to doing them in 45 or 60 minutes. So I got to do a lot more detail than usual. It auctioned for $2200.00 so maybe that was worth it. I was certainly happy with it.
We spent the better portion of the day then running into old artist friends and meeting new ones at all the gallery shows going on. Also took in the Miniature Show and the Western Visions show at the Wildlife Art Museum. Both great shows.
By sunset we were on Pacific Creek which has been closed off to all tent and pop-up campers due to Grizzly activity. We hiked along the stream bed until running across a very large grizzly track in a sand bar. Vicki declared the day over. And it was after a hamburger at the Hatchet Restaurant on the way home.
Yesterday was the annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival which I am always one of the Quick-draw artists. Here I am working away at my watercolor with gouache painting, TETON COLORS.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Back from Oregon and traveling the back roads of Idaho where we shot a lot of research material for future paintings. Visiting with family and friends at and along the way we are now back in the studio and gallery and painting away. I have several paintings that I am working on and spent yesterday working on the water of my Firehole River, ABOVE KEPLAR CASCADES, an oil painting. I am finally feeling better with the water trying to get both transparancy and shadow work into it. I have blocked in the right hand side which will be mostly grasses with maybe a few small trees. Undecided at this point. Tomorrow is my big day painting in Jackson at the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival where I will be doing a quick-draw in the town park. Will post that later.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Delivered the Brooks Lake Creek painting to Brooks Lake Lodge this morning at sunrise. At 25 degrees this morning it is very frosty and fall like. Spent the morning with artist friend Les Lefevre by going on over Barbers Point back to the hiway. Definitely a road not for the faint of heart. Would hate to meet any one on that road or do it with any kind of mud on it. Came out here at Wind River Lake. A beautiful fish filled spot. On to Spread Creek looking for Grizzlies. Lots of sign everywhere but no sightings.
Tomorrow at 5:00 A M we are off to Oregon for a week for a family reunion so will be absent from posting for a while. God bless and back to painting then.

I have finished this Gouache watercolor painting.
I am pretty happy with the way it came out.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I have spent the morning working on this Gouache watercolor painting that I started yesterday. Detailing out the Aspens and the vegetation at the bottom working generally from left to right. It is slowly coming along.

I have added more white and some blue to the water to enhance the transparency look to this. I think it is finished.
BATCHELOR CREEK 9"x12" Oil Painting

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I was a shop keeper today as I was yesterday. 1 more day to go then I get a break. Will be off to Oregon[LaGrande for a family reunion]for a few days then....
I have several paintings I have posted that I have to get on to but was kind of excited about doing this from some photos I took the other day. Am ad-libbing a little with the addition of some yellow in the Aspens.[It is O K I have an artistic lisence]It will be another 10 days to 2 weeks befor that occurs. But there is some snow in the forcast for tonight. Anyway this is a gouache watercolor and image size is 11"x22". I love doing those long narrow formats.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


11"x14" Oil Painting. The Pinnacles rising above Brooks Lake Creek are always an inspiring subject to paint.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

I have spent the last couple of days working on this oil Painting depicting a small mountain stream that runs off Windy Peak above Dubois, Wyoming feeding into Little Warm Springs Creek. It is a pleasant little stream falling quite steeply off the mountainside through a very narrow little canyon covered in evergreens and Aspen. I will let it dry a few days befor finishing the whites depicting the waters movement.
9:X12" Oil Painting on gessoed masonite.