Clouds are endlessly fascinating to me, particularly when there is a bit of blue Sky visible! These three paintings are 10″x10″ cloud studies I recently finished. I am hoping to paint some large cinematic skies I the coming months, I will do a lot of small studies first!
It is hard not to let my surroundings dictate my imagery. I’m wrapped up in the beauty of North Idaho, currently a huge inspiration. I’m not one to feel like simply capturing reality is the ultimate goal but for now it’ll do.
This is a 10″x10″acrylic painting inspired by swimming in the lake. Water is mesmerizing, trying to echo those patterns puts me into a calm place.
I am finally living in North Idaho. Not really moved in and there are a lot of giant loose ends but I’m catching the tail end of summer!
My sister and her family came out for my first official week here. We took a really fun outing up Schweitzer Mountain. We road the chair lift up to the 6,400 foot summit then hiked down 2.5 miles (2,440 feet elevation change) to the ski village. It was a breathtaking vista and a beautiful sunny day. We carried to go cup drinks up the chair lift and snacked on mountain huckleberries most of the way down the mountain.
What a great day!
These are two acrylic paintings I did a number of years ago. The subject was a very basic white dress, an old wedding dress.
The surfaces are heavily textured with cracks and built up modeling paste. This is a method of painting I have left in the past. The results could be interesting and organic but chaotic!
Four finished paintings. These are all 18″x18″.
These two paintings have now been completed. I recently applied a couple coats of varnish and took this photograph in my studio.
Since I am moving these photos may be the last taken in my studio. For the near future I will be without a dedicated work space. I will probably be working on smaller pieces… I must keep working!