Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"Hillside Rock Slide" 8" x 10" oil on canvas

My last two trips to Colorado have been
in the Fall so I'm use to ground cover
being a bit grayish. I'm expecting more
lush grasses this month when I
reach Ouray. This landscape is actually
the combination of two different
photo references from my Estes Park

Saturday, June 27, 2009


"Fall Foliage" 8" x 10" oil on canvas

I've been away for a few weeks and just
this week got back into the studio. The
last month has been a blur and its nice
to return to painting. My younger brother
just lost his battle to cancer and has taken
up new residence in a better place. I've
been helping my parents with his care
and was with him when he took his last
breath. So now its time to heal and
move on with life and for me that includes
celebrating nature with paint.

As is my custom when I get ready to take
a trip I use studio time practicing painting
the subject matter I am about to go see.
I have a trip to Colorado planned with
the Outdoor Painters Society in July so
the next couple of weeks will be spent
preparing myself for the trip, painting
larger studio pieces for the galleries and
doing the daily paintings. Nuff rambling
for now. Will post again tomorrow.