This blog contains a selection of small workshop demonstrations and field sketches.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dry Creek Snag 30x24 oil/canvas

Dry Creek Snag, 30x24 oil/canvas
$2500 unframed, shipping extra

About This Painting

I made a trip down to normally-dry Dry Creek after a big snowmelt to paint trees.  It's always a delight when water is running through Dry Creek, and with these beautiful junipers on the banks, I just couldn't resist setting up to paint.  I wrote a lengthy blog post on this painting as I worked in the field and then later in the studio.  Here are some detail shots:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Desert's Winter Splendor, 16x20 oil/panel

"Desert's Winter Splendor" 16x20, oil/panel, #932
$1500 - unframed, shipping not included

About This Painting

This painting is based on a plein air sketch I did one January morning.  I wanted to paint the view from the east of Courthouse Butte in Sedona.  There is a popular trail that goes past it, but I hiked about a mile in and then stepped off the trail.  Not many people saw me, painting in the brush.  When I got back to the studio, I decided the scene was exciting enough - beautiful color and interesting shadows - that I decided to make this larger version of it.