Looking up

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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!

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Schweitzer Mountain

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!

Edge of Sorrow

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!

Two sky paintings

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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┬ápieces… I must keep working!