Wednesday, December 31, 2014


 
                                           An unfinished watercolor sketch/painting..

Monday, December 29, 2014






          Watercolor .. 5 1/2" x 8" in a 3 1/2" off-white mat.  Another version of "Ridge Pines 1" that I did earlier this month that's shown below on the 2 December blog entry.


                                   

Friday, December 26, 2014




                             A small studio painting ( 8" x 8 1/2") with a 3" off-white mat

Thursday, December 25, 2014



Autumn Paintings


Small watercolor 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" in an off-white mat



Graphite and watercolor sketches ... Small prelim sketches... the process that leads or moves me to a completed painting.

Painting the mountains in the Autumn is always a nice experience.....  Two more small watercolors ..

  Another day in my studio...    Just trying to get ready to go to work and paint ....  December has been a busy month for me....






Monday, December 22, 2014


Watercolor...  8"x 9" in a 3" off-white mat.  A summer-autumn scene of one of the canyons of Northern Utah

Saturday, December 20, 2014


A small watercolor from my sketches.....  This one is 6" x 8" in a 3" off-white mat...  Frame size would be 12" x 14"...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Two  watercolors    4 3/4" x 6 1/4" that I pulled out of my pile of watercolor sketches and matted in 3 1/4" off-white mats.


Saturday, December 13, 2014




These mountains inspire many of my paintings.  Today .. a tolerable overcast winter day with light rain...  It would be a perfect time to paint ....



Thursday, December 11, 2014




This morning's studio painting from photo references...   9" x 12" 140# cold press Natural White Arches block  .... Palette: Serpentine Green, Olive Green, Yellow Ochre, Cobalt Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Orange, Graphite Grey.....

Friday, December 5, 2014




                                       Leaves are all gone and winter has come on....

Thursday, December 4, 2014



                 A few more quick sketches of Utah/Colorado from one of my sketch books .....



Wednesday, December 3, 2014



Another Autumn piece of work from sketches
.... A small watercolor (6" x 8") in a 3" off-white mat ....  Titled:  Sardine Canyon, East of Brigham City

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Watercolor Progression




                                10" x 12" watercolor from my studio........ "Ridge Pines"

Monday, December 1, 2014

     
                         A summer painting of an area in Blacksmith Fork canyon, Utah....







Monday, November 24, 2014


Some of the rocky cliff faces in Logan Canyon, Utah  This is a studio watercolor from photos taken with a 70 - 300 mm lens...  Painting size is 8" x 12" in a 3 1/2" off-white mat...

Sunday, November 23, 2014


                                 A watercolor of Cache Valley from this past summer....

Saturday, November 22, 2014

11 . 22 . 2014    Windy with rain and snow today....  A small (5" x 8") quick W/C sketch to catch the mood of the day.... Looking out my upstairs studio window,  towards the top of a big blue spruce against the sky.

Used two Holbein colors that I like.... Shadow Green and Verditer Blue

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


   A painting with lots of color.... A small 8" x 9" watercolor in my standard 3" off-white mat ...




Saturday, November 15, 2014

                                             
                                                               Watercolor...8" x 12"


Watercolor 8" x 11"
                    
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.  Some see nature as all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all.  But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself..."   William Blake





              Watercolor 8 1/2" x 11" ... Northern Utah mountains - Towards the end of summer.


"A soft veil dims the tender skies, And half conceals from pensive eyes the bronzing tokens of fall;  A calmness broods upon the hills, And summer's parting dream distills a charm of silence over all...."  "Indian Summer"  by Henry Van Dyke

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Graphite and Watercolor on tinted 300# Arches', rough cold press..  A small watercolor, 6" x 8" with a 3" off-white (powder) mat.....The darker pines in the middle ground was painted in with Derivan liquid pencil.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014



This is the Logan Art Gallery's flyer for the Utah Watercolor Society CVC's  Fall Exhibition .. Featuring watercolorists from throughout Utah...

Monday, November 10, 2014


                         A row of trees in snow.....  11 . 10 . 2014  ...Watercolor 9 1/2" x 11 1/2"....

Friday, November 7, 2014




A quick watercolor sketch 6" x 8" ...  Painting what ever comes to my mind and also from photo references.........just hanging out in the studio and swishing paint.

Thursday, November 6, 2014



Watercolor Painting ....  Mountain Autumn ......Painted  11 . 6 . 2014


"The summer-flower has run to seed, and yellow is the wooded bough;  And every leaf of bush and weed is tilt with autumn's pencil now.  And I do love the varied hue, and I do love the browning plain;  And I do love each scene to view, that's marked with beauties of her reign.........."  John Clare (from the Village Minstrel, 1821)

Thursday, October 23, 2014






Last winter's photo...I'm the crazy artist holding the walking stick....my balance isn't what it use to be.  No paint brush on this outing .. just the camera to find something for a little studio work.  That other guy is Greg, my youngest son, who was up from Arizona.  I don't think he had a sense of the weather up here as evidenced by his footwear....