Before I started this study, I did a charcoal drawing to establish values. This was an exciting piece to paint since I had my values established, I could really have a lot of fun playing and pushing color. I also enjoyed capturing the water reflecting in his velvet antlers.
10x13 Oil on linen
20x36 Oil on linen
12x13 Charcoal on paper
This scene takes place where I grew up. I loved the beautiful greens of the grasses and trees balanced with the orange and reds in these magnificent work horses. The horse in the forefront is named "Royal" and I would say it suites him perfectly.
15x20 Oil on linen
24x36 Oil on Canvas
The Coming Storm
I think the pronghorn antelope are such fascinating animals. They are so exotic looking and have such beautiful color. I was able to observe this herd of antelope before a storm rolled in. I love the way the storm lights up the antelope in this piece.
18x24 Oil on linen
I took some out-of-state friends to my favorite place, Glacier National Park. We were fortunate enough to see these amazing Big Horn Sheep in the early morning.
20x24, Oil on linen
Into the Shadows
20x30 Oil on canvas
After a long hunting trip in Montana, it's time to pack home.
18x24, Oil on linen
It is so enjoyable to see all of the new Canada Goose goslings swimming amongst their families. This goose family was one I observed for a while on a walk one evening. It was fun to see the interaction of the different members and the lighting on the mother was too beautiful to not try and capture in paint.
18x24 Oil on Linen
Buffalo and Lupine
A perfect pairing- buffalo and Lupine.
12x16, Oil on canvas
I completed a small study for this painting. I enjoyed this day and was happy to try to capture it in paint.