Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hot to Trot

"Hot to Trot"
oil on linen panel

I had fun painting these strutting toms out to impress the hens.  Frankly, the hens don't look all that interested.  I painted this one from a photo I took in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Antelope House Overlook

"Antelope House Overlook"
oil on linen panel

This is a scene of Canyon de Chelley.  At the base of the cliffs you can see the ruins of an Anasazi village named Antelope House because of the pictographs of antelopes on the cliff over the ruins.  You must hire an Indian guide to tour the canyon, but the trip is well worth it.  Notice the Jeep trails on the canyon floor.  

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mule Deer

"Mule Deer"
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

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

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

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

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.