Monday, November 20, 2023

Summer In a Glass

 12" x 12" Oil on panel

Nothing conjures summer memories for me more than a Tanqueray and Tonic. A dear friend of mine called them 'Summer in a Glass' and this one is in memory of him. 

I like painting a still life a couple times a year because it helps my observational skills. I especially enjoy painting glass! They always say 'Paint shapes, not things' and painting glass helps me practice this, which I then try to carry over to my next landscape. 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

The Other Side of Stop


12" x 24" oil on panel

My last painting from Steamboat Spring is from a walk along the Yampa River with my wife and son. As we were walking and chatting my son suddenly shouted, 'Dad, get your camera ready!" He knows I'm a sucker for classic old Beetles since I had a white one exactly like this in college. Would love to get another someday.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Steamboat Station

 12" x 16" oil

Had a bit of a hiatus as we had a wonderful week away at our nephew's wedding in Steamboat Springs, CO. I painted this in-between sessions building frames for 8 paintings I had accepted into an upcoming show. Looking forward to getting back to some new paintings on the easel soon! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Out to Pasture


9" x 12" oil on panel

We stopped for lunch at a brewery out in the country and there was this old tractor parked across the parking lot. I like the composition of of the geometric shapes of the old loading dock with the rusty old machinery out front. 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Simple Summer

 12" x 16" oil on panel

My last painting of the summer. A beautiful, clear, sunny day.  

Thursday, September 7, 2023

In the Shadows

 11" x 14" oil on panel

This is a counterpoint to yesterday's post. After taking the picture of the tree in the sun, (yesterday's post) I drove past the tree and looked behind me. I loved the backlit tree and clouds, and especially those foreground shadow!