A new painting that is part of a water inspired collection I am currently working on. These paintings are all painted on a square deep cradled wood panel. I finish them with a gold leaf edge.
This video shows some of the finalizing that goes into an already finished painting! I have since shipped this one to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. It was a commission arranged through the gallery.
We had a pretty loud lightning and hail storm on Lake Pend Oreille yesterday. A little bit of excitement as winter slowly gives up the ghost.
Some of the most dramatic colors at sunset occur in the opposite direction of the descending sun. A wild punch of color illuminates the mountains to the east. I ran through the snow to film this and the color was intense and fading fast. Summer is gorgeous but that low winter light is magic.
Two new paintings, varnished and framed. They have both sold! One is heading to Colorado and the other to Florida.
A sunny little piece of sunshine here in the midst of winter.
Scenes from just outside my studio (eagles filmed through my studio window). This is where I draw my inspiration, the endless well. North Idaho is snow country which can be tough but it is also incredibly gorgeous.
I had a friend in college named Andrew Hofmeister. He was a retired art professor at Washington State University. He was a huge artistic influence on me, I wish I would have told him that. At the time he owned a family vacation home on Flathead Lake in Montana. He let me stay up there periodically, in the basement of his cabin. Mr Hofmeister told me “be inspired but don’t let the view dictate your painting”. I think about that a lot, I hope he would appreciate my work now. I am pretty directly influenced by nature but it is the mood and movement of paint that are my key subjects. Now I have a studio and live roughly half way between WSU and his former cabin in Montana.
One of twelve new paintings shipped to Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado. This one sat in my studio for much of the year, nearly finished… now it is done and gone, just like the year.
A studio video to show off this small painting.
Here I am installing a floater frame on a painting that was recently purchased. A silly little video that gives you a behind the scenes look at some of the additional work involved with my job.