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