Looking west down the Pend Orielle River
December 1st, it seemed like the last day to hike up Gold Hill without snow. So I made the 6 mile round trip excursion this morning. It’s such a beautiful view and great exercise, sorry I didn’t make more hikes to the top this year. As I type this the snow is piling up outside. At this point it is on the ground for the season!
Sandpoint, Idaho across the long bridge
It was in the low 20’s during the hike. By the end I pulled my water bottle out of my jacket and it had frozen!
Dark Passage, 12”x12” acrylic
A brooding forest scene. Experimenting with some new ideas.
The Way, 12”x12” acrylic
North Idaho is a heavily timbered part of the country. I am beginning work on a series that pays tribute to the forest. Of course I will be working on many other things as I can not help it.
Fall Reflections, 12”x12” acrylic
Chasing the beautiful colors of fall. I decided I had better try to capture just a little of the fall magic. The colors have been stunning and quickly shifting by the day.
Down River, 16”x20” acrylic
The Clark Fork River is a mighty river, it feeds Lake Pend Oreille.
These three paintings are off to Radius Gallery in Missoula, Montana. Part of a holiday exhibit.
Crowned in Gold, WIP 16”x16”
A dark and rainy morning as I add some layers of color to this piece. Painting with a crazy cold so I am a bit loopy. I’m not complaining.
Forest studies, 5”x7” acrylic
Some small pieces while I wrap up some very large work. It is difficult for me to focus strictly on framing and varnishing… had to squeeze in a little painting.
Morning, 5”x7” acrylic
Well it’s the weekend everybody! Actually for me it’s just another morning in the studio. I really wouldn’t have it any other way.
I am preparing work for my Vashon Island exhibit opening October 4th. I am also playing around with some small semi haunted forest paintings.
Solitude, 40”x30” acrylic
This large piece is at Abend Gallery in Denver Colorado. One of my favorite paintings of the year… it’s been a good year!