As the seasons change and the snow marches down the mountains I am seeing a lot more days like I represented in this painting. This one is 48”x36” painted on a 2” cradled board. I recently sold off a big painting so I had the perfect space available on my studio wall.
I have a few solo shows coming up in the next 5 months so odds are this one will be doing some traveling.
Both of my recent paintings of rainbow trout. I was starting to put together a small collection of them but now one of them has sold via Instagram so the collection is already not a collection… I am not complaining I am pleased there is an interest!
It is hard to say goodbye to Summer. The Fall is here and the sun still so warm and bright but like all things it is transition. Winter waiting patiently with it’s cold dark promise.
This is a 16″x16″ acrylic painting I just finished. This painting has a subtle intriguing beauty that doesn’t really translate well in photographic form… some transitions are tricky.
These four paintings are now at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp Washington. I am having a show called “Darkening Light” at that Gallery and it opens this Friday (running through early November). I brought approximately 20 paintings in total for the show.
Another moody lake painting. Lake Pend Oreille is so dramatic, a constant source of inspiration.
This is going to be the last 10″ painting I will do for a while. I am going to start painting larger works for a show that is just around the corner. What I have been working on the last month or so are essentially studies.
This little painting came together quickly and had a bit of magic in my mind. It is another 10″x10″ acrylic painting.
Now that I have been painting in the attic for a bit I have it somewhat organized. I am going to paint a half dozen more pieces this size and then move up to some larger works finally!
Work inspired by the grey skies and endlessly shifting light of Lake Pend Oreille. Even though it was hard to let go of the sunshine of summer nature always brings the beauty.
This is an Acrylic painting 10″x10″ in size.
A painting I did over the weekend. Acrylic 10″x 10″ using a brush, knife and squeegee. I am aiming to let the simple marks stand and resonate. Sometimes simple work is surprisingly difficult to do. I want my paintings to have a fresh immediacy so my tendency to overwork and muddle is being shelved (in theory).
A couple of mood pieces I recently completed. Both paintings are 10″x10″acrylic.
I spent much of the morning prepping some more boards and starting on a new image.
I am trying to organize the attic space so that it is an easier space in which to work. Dark and cold it is still a place I love to be!
Autumn is here, somehow another summer slipped away. I decided to celebrate the change of season with a study in autumn light. This semi abstracted landscape is a 10″x10″ acrylic painting.