Thursday, April 30, 2015

4 . 30 . 2015   Up past the Cub River, Idaho on Birch Creek Rd ...  We went as far as we could go before we were stopped by snow drifts blocking the road... We could almost get over the top of the mountain summit and down the other side but not quite ... short of getting to Mink Creek by about 6 miles is my best guess.
The day was so bright and clear and everything seemed fresh with new growth and greenery.  I imagined that we could cross over the summit with just maybe a hint of this past winter's snow laying by the side.  But alas, that wasn't to be and we traversed back down the way we came towards the west  .... to Lewiston, Richmond, Smithfield... and on to Logan..

For some of my work I use a 12" x 16" block of #300 weight Arches rough paper....  It's convenient to carry around and use wherever I might go.

It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees ... Wilson Flagg

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4. 28 . 2015   Watercolor ... using a heavily textured #400 weight Arches' rough..  painting in heavy .... scrubbing out some of the color = tinted/toned paper .... and then glazing over .....

Saturday, April 25, 2015

4 . 25 . 2015   ... watercolor 9" x 13"

Let's take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees ... Author Unknown

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4 . 23 . 2015   ...Watercolor  12" x 20"

To heal mine aching moods, Give me God's virgin woods ... Clinton Scollard

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4 . 19 . 2015   A few months ago I took a photograph of a little wooded hillside at the foot of a mountain in Logan Canyon .... A painting from that.
I was told by the gallery that this painting with it's off-white mat and really nice frame went off to live somewhere in Texas.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

4 . 18 . 2015    Just doing some W/C Sketching in the studio  ...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

 Finished work  ...Ready to go on a wall

These 4 mountain landscapes were framed at Prince Gallery in North Logan and are hanging there for sale.....  Prince Gallery, 2600 North Main ste 106,  North Logan, Utah

5 . 27 . 2015  ... Paintings #2 and #4 have been sold....

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

                        4 . 7 . 2015    ...   Watercolor 9 1/2" x 10 1/2"   Titled:  "Utah Autumn"

                                           Acrylic  11" x 12" "High Country - Winter Storm"

Monday, April 6, 2015

4 . 6 . 2015  .. Another painting of the mountain range that lies east of Lewiston, Idaho.  In the foreground of the scene was a field of rocks and boulders. In this painting I've tried to indicate the feeling of a very rocky hill that I was viewing the mountain range from...... don't know if I was all that successful in interpreting the location....
This is a small painting 7" x 7 1/2" in a 2" mat...  I titled it "Lewiston Range"

I like coming back to this scene is another slight variation...

Between every two pines there is a door leading to a new way of life ... John Muir