Saturday, January 21, 2017
1 . 21 . 2017 .... I'm typically a more conventional Landscape Artist, but lately I've been moving towards a form of Abstract Landscapes ... Thanks inpart to two wonderful artists ... David Sharpe and Rebecca Crowell ... both, who's work I admire and study often... This one is watercolor on heavily gesso textured Arches' #300 paper. Size is 7 1/2" x 8" in a 3 1/2" off-white mat... Titled .. "Gate"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
1 . 11 . 2017 .. One of my small sketches using liquid graphite (Sepia Toned) and Watercolor on Gesso'd #300 Arches' rough paper ...5 1/2" x 7 1/4" in a 3" French cut mat.. Also shown below with an additional double mat configuration added which makes it a triple mat with the inner mat having a "V" cut. A different mat set-up from my norm, but I think I like it on this small painting... I just had the extra colored mat lying around and was curious on how it would look...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
1 . 3 . 2016 ... Watercolor 8" x 8" in a 3" two toned Grey Mat ... Price: $350
Been doing a lot of reworking of paintings from several years ago .... This is one of those. I do a lot of paintings of the Utah landscapes. Occasionally I'll drift over to something else, but not often.
Monday, January 2, 2017
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Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
12 . 30 . 2016 .... Wife ... Looking fine... She's such a fun person to be around, laughing a lot together ... And she keeps me focused on what's important in life.... makes me happy ... makes me feel needed. Also, she's a really talented Textile Artist who hooks rugs, does punch needle.. and all sorts of other super interesting things..
12 . 30 . 2016 ... A couple of watercolors from a few years ago.... The top painting is Derivan Liquid Graphite (Sepia) and watercolor ... The bottom painting is watercolor on gesso'd #300 Arches in a double 8 ply mat.. These are for sale ... $350 for top and $450 for bottom
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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Friday, December 16, 2016
In this image it was difficult to get the texture of the painting to show... But it's a very heavy textured small painting. Price is $350 which includes shipping costs in the U.S.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Saturday, November 19, 2016
11 . 19 . 2019 ... Started matting some of my studio sketches by cropping an 1/8" of the rough edges off and using gel medium to secure them to another small sheet of watercolor paper .... then mounting them as a floating painting in an off-white mat. This one ended up being 6 1/2" square with a 3 1/2" mat . Price: $200 which includes shipping.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
11 . 15 . 2016 ... In the next day or so we'll finally get some wet weather (snow). We've set a record here in Utah for the most consecutive days without a freeze...March to November. Today I'm in my studio painting. Using Shadow Green (Holbein), Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue, Verditer Blue (Holbein), and a bit of Yellow Ochre ... Putting the colors down heavy, letting dry some and then pulling color up.... trying to build up a somewhat interesting high-mountain winter composition without a reference. Not for sure it's all that framable, but interesting to build .... I'll call this one "Mountain Greys" ... Not selling this one as it's pretty much an experimental sketch....... unless someone twists my arm.
12 . 26 . 2016 ... Decided to crop a bit off the bottom and stick it in an off-white mat. After deciding to do that ... I'm thinking that maybe that extra bit on the bottom of the painting might have been needed ... Oh well, it is what it is. I always hate cropping down paintings because it removes a portion of what I initially was trying to do. Either way, I always end up second guessing on what was a wise decision or not.
Monday, November 14, 2016
11 . 14 . 2016 ... Small watercolor 6" x 8" in a 3" off-white "v cut" mat ... Used the 1000 gsm Kadi paper on this one. In the actual painting you can see the striations of the weave or press in the texture of the paper. This heavy irregular textured paper allows me to get some nice variations of color movement/runs.
This is one of two that I'm taking to the Annual Petite Impressions Showing in Ogden.... Price: $350 which includes the cost of shipping.....