Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Haste Makes Waste

It has been a busy day at the gallery, lots of people in and out,
and several good sales. So I threw a set up together real
quickly and dived into painting.
Big mistake. You can't make a good painting out of a bad
set up, I don't care what you do to it. I always think about a phrase I heard in regard to writing, talking about rewriting already bad material: washing garbage. Does no good.
So I wiped this one once it was photographed. Only fair to post a bad one once in a while, I guess. we'll chalk this one up as a learning experience.

Monday, December 20, 2010


This is my grand-dog-ter, Zelda. She is such a
joy, she bounces like Tigger.
This was supposed to be a simple one that took an hour, instead I kept finding more..and more.. and more little details to bring out her essential
Zelda-ness. 6 x 6 inches, a present for my son.
(or I'll keep it if he doesn't like it!!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quick figure sketches

One of my goals for the year was to
do more figure drawing. No time to
paint today, so I chose some models from
an amazing site,
I'm finding it a little easier than before,
tho I still seem to insist on making people's
heads too big!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Orange You Glad?

Excuse the bad pun for a title, "red cup with
Oranges" seemed..boring.
Practicing what I learned in Carol Marine's
class. This is a 6 x 6, $50 from me.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sunlit Window- sold!

sold this one to a nice lady yesterday.
I was happy it found a home, as it
was a favorite of mine.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lewis' Boat

I've been working on finishing up this
commission the last couple of days.
I've decided that
doing a commission from a poor photo
is just asking for problems- duh.
However, I do like doing a painting that I am
sure will sell- always a bonus.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Went to a workshop with Carol Marine last week.
She is just a terrific instructor, and a great person as well. See link to her blog on the right.

We did a lot of different painting "exercises"
and several finished paintings. I think this
one was the best of my lot.

The glass jar was maddening to paint,
because of the concentric circles, but
I think it worked out.
6 x6, $100, available
or message me on facebook.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sneaking up on Dinner

Driving along the Colorado river not too far from Granby, I spotted this guy patiently casting, casting, casting. Don't know if he got a trout or not, but he seemed to be enjoying the whole process.
As for me, well, it was all about the cowboy hat.
I think this is 11 x 14, oil. Available through

Sunday, December 12, 2010

where did the summer go -?!

We are having snow flurries outside, and I'm remembering how wonderful the summer was up in Colorado. This 5 x 7 was painted from a photo I took on the way up to Leadville, Colorado. Gorgeous, gorgeous countryside.
, $175 framed.