In 1988 there were huge forest fires in Yellowstone National Park. My Dad and I drove through the park on our way to an epic backpacking trek just south of Yellowstone. I thought I would never see forest fires like that again, I wish that were true.
Packing up this commission bound for Washington D.C. It makes the exterior of my studio look more like Cannon Beach than North Idaho!
I am painting a few trout portraits to honor our aquatic friends. I caught the largest trout of my life on my birthday. I always catch and release fish but they are netting these Mackinaw trout to reduce their numbers. They are serious predators and clearly get huge! This fish was 17.85 lbs and 36″ long! It is providing a lot of meals for the family!
Detail from a wave commission I am finishing. 50”x20”, I will be posting more from this.
8” diameter acrylic
That’s right, a group of owls is called a parliament. I had to look it up, such a distinguished and appropriate title. Now they are generally solitary birds so this is pretty worthless trivia, still must remember!
Raising Earth (detail)
I spent some more time capturing photos of recent work. This one is still a favorite of mine.
A morning of framing and mounting hangers on sold pieces. This one is headed to Australia!
This painting shares its title with the ongoing series. It is such a bloom, I just couldn’t help it! The piece is probably my favorite to date in the series. These paintings are a bit hypnotic, I find myself lost in thought staring into them.
I have always loved big open spaces. Something that is getting harder to find in our modern world.
One of many magical things about water is the open distance. People often suggest I add a boat or plane to my paintings… no.