A large new sunset in the studio. It has become clear to me that I am obsessed with transitions of lighting. Fleeting moments that are so beautiful and momentary as to break your heart. This weekend I went to a celebration of life for my beloved Aunt. Life is just as temporary as the fading light… the reminders are growing. It is impossible not to dwell in these thoughts.
Autumn and Gold
One of six paintings on the way to Horizon Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My parents happened to be heading back to Arizona to escape the weather of North Idaho. They wanted to check out the gallery in Wyoming and volunteered to drive some of my paintings south.
Shine (happy birthday)
A little birthday painting for my wonderful Niece who turns 19 today. she is attending college at my alma mater at WSU. It is a relatively short road trip from my house which is also a bonus.
Messages (for Albert)
The week has suddenly taken a bad turn. For the first time in a long while I won’t be working in the studio. This older image painting seems appropriate.
This one resides in Kirkland, Washington with some of my favorite people.
Can’t we all just get along?
We have had some late season Pine Siskin fledglings. Hanging around complaining and begging to be fed. They are able to eat on their own but they are at the awkward stage wanting parents but sort of able to fly (I personally never left this stage). I was lacing up my hiking boots on the front porch when one of these little guys started hoped up to me and chirping. I baby birded it some water. Without effort I picked it up and carried around the house to the “Siskin Zone”. Another young bird immediately hopped over and this video was the result. I hope they will be ok. I know there isn’t much that I can do. There is bird seed and other Pine Siskins… Live Free?
Fall to Fire (and family!)
4th of July family weekend! I enlisted my wonderful niece and nephew to display this new painting!
I have been painting 7 days a week for ages. It was honestly difficult to think of taking a break for the 4th. So sad to have the visit end, now I wonder why I am working so much…
Happy Halloween! I painted this last November it seems to have the right vibe for today.
While picking up my Vashon Island show I saw friends and family. I was fortunate to carve pumpkins with my sister’s family! That is me in the foreground.
Yellowstone (a family trek)
Vacation time rolled around and I was fortunate to go to some of the prettiest country around with much of my family! Our ultimate destination was the Wind River Mountains but we took a day to tourist it up in Yellowstone National Park.
I have visited the park many times over the years and it is always stunningly beautiful. The number of cars and people in the park these days is the one negative point. It is a strange contrast between the natural beauty and the jostling sea of humanity.
Old Faithful is still reliable entertainment this eruption was witnessed by well over a thousand people!
One of my favorite animals trotted along the road through Hayden Valley. This valley is a massive expanse and one of the greatest places to see bison as they once were. This bull is still shedding it’s winter coat!
The colors in this spring were amazingly vibrant. This is one of the icons of the park that everyone has seen on the cover of National Geographic and park promotional images. From the walkway you only get a glimpse of the magical colors and how they blend together. From above it would be all the more dramatic!