Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010


     I was just looking for something a little more dynamic and different today. Gazing at water running from a bridge has always facinated me. It makes me wonder where all that water came from, what's the source, the beginning. Standing on a bridge makes me feel sort of suspended in time, between the past and the future...evaluating the choices I've made to get there and the ones I will make to get me where I want to go, and deciding where that might possibly be.

Monday, December 27, 2010


     The two little lures are telling the "Fat Free Shad" to go out there and kick some Bass Butt.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Man On Train

      This scene again has that sun warming effect on me. My little dog is laying in the sun right now, soaking up those wonderful rays.
     After Christmas is over, I wonder at what Santa does? He's been so busy for the last couple months. I thought he might just shave off his beard and hop aboard a train like this fellow and travel from town to town. Just letting time drift by... nice and slow.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vail Calf

      I guess I'm in the mood for farm animals. This handsome little guy was out playing around in this sunny meadow up in Vail, Colorado one day.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Soaking up some rays.

      Felt like doing some more of the Ghost Town chickens. They look so comfortable laying in the sun. If I was a chicken I could easily cozy up right there with them. That's after having my fill of grain and other interesting tib bits that chickens eat.

Monday, December 20, 2010


      This was the first vehicle I saw when I walked up the hill to the old Ghost Town. It blew me away! I immediately thought that it was about the coolest car I ever saw. Something classy and yet rugged and almost timeless about it. The first time I painted it, I had to wipe it out, just wasn't working. I like this one much better.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


     I had to snow shoe a couple miles up to this spot twice to get this painting. The first time I got up there and started painting when a snow storm came up. I could barely see the mountain in the distance. The temperature really dropped and my paint was freezing. I put my tube of white inside my down vest pocket wrapped in a hand warmer. I finished the painting, but when I got it home I knew I had to go back and do another one on a sunny day, so I did.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Here's Looking At You"

      First I wanted to say thanks for the comments I've been getting. They really keep me going.
     I have been having fun playing around with different materials and techniques lately. This painting had a lot of reduction techniques...I took about as much paint off as I put on.

Friday, December 10, 2010


     This is an old barn from around where I grew up in Kansas. These old barns like this are a dying breed and there are many of them still standing. Some people fix them up and re-paint them, but to me it ruins a lot of their character.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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      I was just thinking while I was painting these strawberries..OH, OH. Well it just amazes me when I think of things in art that are so close to life. I was thinking of how as a beginning and growing artist trying to find a "style" or figuring out what and how I wanted to paint by looking at other artists. Artists in past history, but also more recent artists. I was always very judgemental and everything was black and white, I either hated it or loved it. As I got older and painted more, it seems like I forgot these questions and just painted what I wanted to paint, how I wanted to paint them. My appreciation of painting also widened. Even though I would never paint that subject matter in that manner, I still could enjoy it. It dawned on me how life is somewhat similar. A lot of time is spent judging other peoples lives, instead of appreciating the variety in life. Seeing other ways of living as individuals is so refreshing when I am not comparing to my own way of thinking or doing something. The other thing is that by being more open to these other ways, I can learn from other artists and other people all my life.
     Sorry, I'm usually not a philosopher. I think I'm saying this more for myself.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


     I have been trying to move recently and came across my old fishing tackle box. I opened it up and found all these Bass fishing lures. They make some of them to look like real bait minnows and then some to them look like abstract minnows...Ha!
     The little one at the bottom looks like he's saying something like "WOW, what planet are you guys from?"

Monday, December 6, 2010


     I've been working recently with this square format, so I thought I'd try a landscape on it. It's different, that's for sure, but I am enjoying the variety.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


      This chicken really looked like the Cock of the Walk, or at least one of them.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


     Besides all the great old antique trucks and the Ghost Town Buildings, there were chickens running around. I picked up some beautiful feathers for my hat. I guess these chickens got along with the owners little chihuahua pup named "Killer".