Monday, December 28, 2015


12 . 28 . 2015   Watercolor .. 9" x 12 1/2"   Studio work this morning from photographs ....  Todays temperature for today will be 18 degrees.... way to cold for me...
This was a rocky little incline with some distant pines along the horizon  .. up in Logan Canyon on a damp, overcast day.

Friday, December 18, 2015


12 . 18 . 2015  ... Watercolor  11" x 15"

"In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks."  ... John Muir


12 . 18 . 2015  ... Watercolor  9" x 13" with a 3 1/2" mat ...

Thursday, December 17, 2015


12 . 17 . 2015   Watercolor  ..  winter scene  ... 9 x 12 in a 3" off-white mat and then an added frame

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


11 . 25 . 2015    Watercolor 9" x 13"    ... Studio work from photographs ...  I had painted this location before and the painting was framed and on display at Prince's Gallery until it sold awhile back to someone from Texas  ...  I wanted to do a repaint for my own file use ....  It's not quite like the one that sold, but it is from the same photographed location.  For the one that sold, refer to blog entry 4 . 19 . 2015.

Monday, November 23, 2015


11 . 22 . 2015  ... Watercolor Sketch  ... Southern Idaho ..

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015


11 . 20 . 2015  ...  Graphite Gray by Daniel Smith is a color that I really like using ... it blends well with other colors and used alone and allowed to dry it withstands overpainting very well.  I like to paint dark earthy colors, so it just works very well for me.  Then if you mix it with Texture Medium you can get some fantastic action with color...Pretty much this entire painting was done using the Graphite Gray and also the French Ochre ... another Daniel Smith color.  The sky has some Cobalt Blue thrown in....

Sunday, November 15, 2015


11 . 15 . 2015 ...  Watercolor 9 1/2" x 13"  This is a studio painting ..  It's not completely finished yet. I've decided that I'm going to wax it several times with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium, buff it out, and then overpaint some fine detail work with acrylic paint in the hillside foreground..   Below is a closeup of the foreground....

A few touches of acrylic paint in some of the blades of dried grass.  Where I'm at now is from several applications of masking, glazing over and then re-masking, followed by more overpainting.





Finished painting ... matted in a 16" x 20" off-white mat.   

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


11. 10 . 2015   watercolor and graphite field sketches ..

Monday, November 9, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015



11 . 6 . 2015  ...   9" x 13" Mixed medium piece ... Some studio work from field sketches ..  Liquid graphite, pastel, and watercolor...

Thursday, November 5, 2015


11 . 5 . 2015    ... Watercolor ...  9" x 13"  A section of the mountain rocks at Tony Grove, Utah...

Monday, November 2, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015



10 . 23 . 2015   Watercolor 9" x 12" in a 3 1/2" maat ...

Sunday, October 18, 2015



10 . 17 . 2015  ... Drove thru Sardine Canyon on my way down towards Salt Lake today ...    The autumn colors are disappearing...

Monday, October 12, 2015



10 . 12 . 2015   ... Finished Watercolor and Gouache 11" x 14" ...  Studio work from September's photographs and sketches.

"Keep close to Nature's heart ... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.  Wash your spirit clean".   John Muir

Wednesday, October 7, 2015



10 . 7 . 2015   ... Watercolor .. 8 1/2" x 12 1/4"  This location from Tony Grove, Utah that I've painted several times... refer to 7 . 22 . 2015 blog entry.    This is a studio painting from photographs and sketches

Friday, October 2, 2015


10 . 2 . 2015  ... Graphite/watercolor/pastel  ...   11" x 15"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015




9 . 16 . 2015  ...Watercolor 9" x 13"  ...  Tony Grove, Utah..




Finished painting with mat ...

9 . 16 . 2015  ... Watercolor  9" x 10 1/2"

9 . 16 . 2015    ... Today it's a nice rainy, almost autumn day




           9 . 15 . 2015  ... Newly framed paintings from Prince's Gallery.  Both left at the gallery.



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Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015





9 . 10 . 2015 ....Watercolor   9" x 13"


9 . 10 . 2015 ...Liquid graphite and Pastel sketch ... just putting color and texture to a piece of left-over paper...  I do a lot of these small pieces with mixed results.  Sometimes they turn out and sometimes they don't.  Working with the Derivan liquid pencil ... putting down a few marks, letting it dry a tad, adding a few spots of pastel here and there, and then with an old hardware store brush I start pushing the various shades of color around .... just letting it go where it goes..

Monday, September 7, 2015


9 . 7 . 2015   My wife hooks rugs .... This one is actually a wall hanging that she did awhile back of one of my paintings  .....  I think her work here looks much better then the painting I did of this scene.
"....I love the year's decline, and love through rustling yellow shades to range, O'er stubble land, 'neath willow grove, To pause upon each varied change: ......   Autumn by John Clare, from the Village Minstrel, 1821

9 . 7 . 2015   ...Watercolor 9" x 13" (studio work)  ... similar to the painting below, but with some soon to be October color.  I'm getting ready for the autumn season that's just around the corner ... especially at the higher elevations..

Friday, September 4, 2015


9 . 4 . 2015 .. Our home was built in 1902 ...The place that we call home and also in the upstairs are 3 studios where I do much of my painting and my wife's rug hooking and textile art happens ....

Friday, August 28, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


8 . 18 . 2015  Watercolor on gesso'd #400 Arches' rough paper

Monday, August 17, 2015


8 . 17 . 2015   Watercolor  9" x 9" .. studio work from sketch (with changes) .. with such a big deviation from the original sketch, I can probably do another painting from it...
12:30 a.m., If you can't get back to sleep, what do you do.... Look at your files of sketches and then paint!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015




8 . 11 . 2015 ... A small watercolor   ... One of my dried sunflower paintings ... matted, framed, and on a wall

Saturday, August 8, 2015







8 . 8 . 2015  .. Watercolor on gesso'd and sand-textured #400 Arches' rough cold press paper.  Then 4 coats of Gamblin cold wax medium, with a good buffing out after each coat.

Friday, August 7, 2015


8 . 7 . 2015
"The mountains are calling and I must go"   - John Muir

Friday, July 31, 2015







7 . 31 . 2015   .... Watercolor and Ink ... Fallen tree and distant mountain forest...

Thursday, July 30, 2015