Starting a series of paintings focusing on the forest. I live in snow country so there will be some winter imagery, don’t be alarmed.
I am painting a group of 5″x5″ paintings for an upcoming exhibit with Abend Gallery. In the future I want to work on a mix of tiny and large paintings. Small works are such a great way to experiment and play with color schemes etc.
Rainbows really have a magical feel. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were no scientific explanation.
Two moody forest scenes. I prepared so many 12” boards that I keep painting images this size! It is a fun scale to work on as it allows for a little quicker experimentation. Ultimately I need to move back to larger panels for my 2020 exhibits.
Two recent water squares have shipped to an art buyer in Boise, Idaho. Hard to capture the magic of these in a photograph, the colors always seem to shift.
Have a great Sunday!
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!
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!
15”x6 1/4” acrylic
Mountains to the East roll into Montana. Lake Pend Oreille is what drew me to North Idaho.
We are preparing to enter our 4th winter living in North Idaho on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. I realize the calendar says winter starts well into December but that’s not really the case here.
The mountains are accumulating snow and the lower country, where I live, is supposed to get around 10″ of snow next week! I call it the forever snow as it will be on the ground until sometime in April.
The lake drew me here, a muse, an endless source of inspiration. Nature on display in grand fashion. Though winter is long it is exceptionally stunning. I love the snowy silence of winter in the studio. The good time summer vibe is over, but Lake Pend Oreille remains. It turns out I much prefer the desolate waters of winter.
Note: By February I will be pretty excited about summer…
This painting is more than a few years old. Sometimes it is good to look back.
The Clark Fork River is a mighty river, it feeds Lake Pend Oreille.