Friday, November 5, 2010


Autumn at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Roadside sketches near Portland, Oregon

At first the light didn't inspire me, but then I saw the potential for the misty skies and flat light. Two morning sketches along the roadside outside Portland, OR.

Monday, July 26, 2010

California Redwoods

Family Reunion in the Redwoods!
Here are three studies (7.5" x 9.5") from mornings at the river's edge near camp at the Jedediah Smith State Park, California.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Downtown Salt Lake City

Now we live right downtown and the weather is good, I am painting some of the local scenes near my place. There is plenty to keep me busy for a while! These 3 measure 8.5" x 12.5"

Foxgloves and Iris on Temple Square

Cathedral of the Madeleine

Temple from Conference Center

Monday, April 26, 2010

Big scene and a close up

Two paintings, started outdoors in Southern Utah and finished indoors. One, the big picture, the other a detail.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring! and painting again!

Had a great weekend in St. George! 3rd annual "Creative Accountability Group" Plein Air outing. The other painters are oil painters so as the odd-man-out in watercolor, I had the goal of painting large, fast, loose, and colorful. Last fall I tended to paint smaller and more realistic and decided to go big on this trip. The first image "toward Zion" 7"x 9" was a 45 minute warm up sketch on Friday evening to get ready for the paint-out on Saturday. The other two are larger, 16"x 22", painted in the morning hours and evening hours about a half mile apart.