Wednesday, December 29, 2010

We have returned from browsing about the state doing the Christmas thing with family beginning in the Bighorn Basin where we stayed with our youngest daughter and family in Frannie, Wyoming. Even taking in a sunday smorgasboard in Cody at the Irma Hotel built by Buffalo Bill. It is quite a place and the food was great.
We were even able to watch a highschool basketball game and our grandson who is a sophomore playing for the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies. He is fun to watch and is a rising star. Scored 9 points with limited time in this game as he also plays for the JV team. Bryce, #44 leads the state of Wyoming with 3-point percentage shooting.
We continued on having Christmas with our eldest daughter and her family picking up Vicki's parents in Casper. Christmas in the Black Hills of Wyoming was definitely white with lots of cold snow.
I have added additional photos on my facebook albums.

Friday, December 17, 2010

I worked today on my Aspen painting. Still manipulating, I added another bright sunlit tree to the left of the one I had. Things look a little centered now but I am going to proceed and then decide how it looks later. Tomorrow I have just a little time to work on it as we plan to take off for Deaver, Wyoming to visit our daughter and kids. For Christmas it look like the plan it to go to Pine Haven where our other daughter lives. Not only are we celebrating Christmas but our grand daughter, Kassi took her board exams the other day and passed so after 8 grueling years of medical school she is Dr. Kassi Leseberg. A doctor of Physical Therapy. Now I have someone to officially go to for all my owies.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

While waiting yesterday for my Aspen Painting to dry I worked up this 9"x12" Oil on canvas. Tetons from Pilgrim Creek
I worked a lot more on this painting the last couple of days beginning detail work and adding and subtracting elements. More to add and subtract yet but am getting it figured out. I think.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Attendance at the show was good and attendees even included the Governor and the newly elected Governor of Wyoming as well as several professional sports figures. Sales were a little sparce and the art auctuon items were really low. This is the Gouache watercolor painting I did. we were given an hour to complete them.

I have just returnd from the National 2-Shot Goose Hunt Art Show in Torrington, Wyoming. My wife, Vicki is making sure I have everything hanging straight. I of course tell her that the paintings are straight it is the walls that are crooked.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I photographed this sow and cub several years ago and have made it the December Painting challenge. Check out my Wilderness Art Challenge blog for details and what folks are doing in answer to the monthly challenges.

I have begun a new commissioned painting, ASPEN WORLD 24"x36" Oil On Masonite. I spent the day underpainting it in Acrylic and now will begin to work Oils into it. I will spend a little time on it today but will be loading art and materials for a show I leave for tomorrow in Torrington, Wyoming. It is a yearly attended show that is a lot of fun and I have done pretty well at over the years.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

16"x20" Oil Painting
Finished at last.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I spent the day in the gallery as a shop keeper and working on this 16"x20" Oil Painting. INDIAN PAINTBRUSH. I have another sitting or two to go but it is progressing. It is one of the paintings I am putting up for one of the purchase awards at a show next weekend. I ended the day working on a commissioned miniature of a horse that I have posted on my Miniature Art blog.