Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mule Deer

"Mule Deer"
14x11
oil on linen panel

I photographed this mule deer doe and fawn on my brother's property in Canon City, Colorado.  Paul lives up in the foothills and his property is visited often by various "critters."

Thursday, January 19, 2017

"Ghost Ranch

"Ghost Ranch"
oil on linen panel
10x20

I painted this scene several months ago in a larger version to go over our fireplace.  This is a smaller version in a different format.  Ghost Ranch is a beautiful area--a favorite spot for both artists and hikers.   

Monday, January 9, 2017

Duck Creek

"Duck Creek"
oil on linen panel
10x20

This is a creek we discovered in eastern Utah while we were wandering the back roads on one of our trips.  We stopped and enjoyed wandering the area.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

West Cache Creek Overlook

"West Cache Creek Overlook"
oil on linen panel
12x16

We have been hiking many times in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge but had never before taken the short hike to this overlook.  On our last trip to the refuge, we stopped at a very small parking spot to take the walk over the hill and were amazed at this view of the river.  It was late in the afternoon and the trees were alight with the afternoon sun while the shadows provided some dramatic contrast.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Donkey and Colt

"Donkey and Colt"
oil on linen panel
9x12

These donkeys are in the field near our neighborhood.  Every year there is a new foal born and I love to take photos of the new arrival.  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Reflections

"Reflections"
oil on linen panel
8x10

This is a small detail from a photograph I took several years ago of a stream in the state of Washington.  Moving water with reflections is a challenge to paint!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Two Does

"Two Does"
oil on linen panel
12x16

This is a painting of two does I photographed in the wildlife refuge many years ago.  I had painted them years ago and decided to repaint the same scene to see if I my style of painting has changed.  The photo was taken in the campground.  There is a herd of deer that hangs around the campground hoping to be fed.