Sacramento

My solo show is ongoing at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, CA. It will run the month of February.

I went down for the second Saturday art opening! It was fun to talk to art enthusiasts and buyers. It was a very successful show for the gallery and myself. So much work goes into such an event, you never know what will happen. I keep my mind focused on the art… it’s all there is to do.

As a painter I tend to be very solitary, in my own head. Funny how much I find myself talking at these shows…

Kootenai

Kootenai Mirror 10”x10” acrylic on wood panel

Last weekend we took a little road trip to the Kootenai National wildlife refuge. We didn’t arrive until the evening but the lighting and views were magnificent! The main loop drive was closed for the winter, but worth the trek regardless!

I have done a few little winter scenes inspired by the evening. I hope to paint a larger image next.

On the Wind

Messenger 30”x24” acrylic on cradled board

I have been working steadily on some powerful storm imagery. This particular piece is one of my favorites.

I did not have specific plans for these, just driven to create them. Horizon Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, wanted them. They ended up selling this one before I could get it varnished. So Messenger, will be shipping directly to California. The other three will heading to Wyoming. I will post images of them all when they leave North Idaho.

Light and Fluffy

Rising 16”x20” acrylic on wood panel

Light and fluffy, it’s the way I like my pancakes. It is also an accurate description of this particular cloud painting. This one was a bit of a challenge to paint. I wanted to combine that brilliant floating feel with my sculpted mark making approach.

Part of my solo exhibit at Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy of the gallery.

A little color

Slipping 14”x11” acrylic on wood panel

I have been working on very moody paintings. It is the kind of work I love.

To mix things up I thought I would try to capture the brilliance of some of our recent sunsets. They seem especially dramatic after a gloomy day. The clouds lifting to an explosion of light.