Monday, July 20, 2015

Painting Trip!








This past week a few friends and I went on a painting trip to the Teton area. We started on the Idaho side, spent time in the Grand Targhee, and then over to the Teton Ntl Park side.  These are the five best pieces I did, and there are others which will never see the light of day again, thankfully. Even those, however, were so instrumental in helping me grow.  While I like a lot of things about these five pieces, and feel they're a result of me trying new and uncomfortable things artistically, there are things about them that definitely need to be changed as I develop them into larger pieces.  Can't wait!  Special thanks to the folks at the Pine Creek Ranch and Camp Loll for their amazing hospitality.  We literally couldn't have done the trip without them.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Midway Plein Air event







Here are five pieces from the Midway plein air painting festival/competition in late June/early July.  Midway is such a beautiful spot, it was really fun to be up there painting for a few days (albeit in the heat wave).  All of these are 8"x10", and there's obviously a barn theme:)  The bottom piece of the hay bales won an award and sold, but the others are all available. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Dad's milk shed


I painted up at the farm last week and did this piece of the old milk shed that dad rebuilt a few years ago.  It now houses tools instead of milk, but he did a great job with it. The pale yellow was a nice choice and plays well against the red barn it faces. I really enjoyed trying to capture the warm and cool shadow interplay. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recent Paintings





Here are two plein air pieces from the last few weeks. One from up Hobble Creek Canyon, and the other from the Ogden Plein Air event yesterday. Enjoy!

Springdell Painting






Here is a piece I finished last week up Provo Canyon.  I'm considering making it into a larger piece. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Painting progression















Here are the progression photos from my painting this morning in Midway.  Hopefully it helps to see a little better the process of creating a painting (my process, anyway). Enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hobble Creek plein air




For my Friday morning painting I drove up Hobble Creek last week to where the road ends and then up the dirt road for a few miles. There was a great outcropping of rocks that I was excited to paint.  It was raining, as it has been for weeks, but I was still able to set up and paint without too much trouble. 

I have included a photo of the rock I was looking at as well as a photo of what the painting looked like when I left the canyon. The final reflects changes I made to it in the studio when I returned to try and bring more clarity to it.