I had the opportunity to observe this mother bear and her cubs for over an hour in Waterton Lakes National Park. It was such an amazing experience for me to be able to see this interaction. The little cubs were so busy and having such a great time playing together. I laughed to myself on several occasions thinking, this mamma’s got her paws full!
9x12 Oil on Linen
24x36 Oil on Linen
Sheep grazing late in the evening with this backdrop was so serene and beautiful. The evening shadows made such a stunning composition in this piece.
15x30 Oil on linen
This White Tail buck was on our property along with several others. I had a great experience observing them and the late evening light show. This was just before sundown. The warm, orange light was a joy to paint.
12x16 Oil on canvas
10x12 Oil on Linen
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
A Mother's Touch
For Mother's Day I wanted to take a drive and observe wildlife. I was pleasantly surprised to find the cow bison with their new calves. This was a tender moment between a mother and her calf. I found it extra special with the love I was feeling for my own two daughters on such a great Mother's Day.
13x10 Oil on linen
It is so beautiful in my home town when the canola fields are in bloom. The yellow is so intense it is almost neon.
10x18 Oil on linen
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
This is my dad's newest stallion. He is a beautiful bay with the shiniest, luxurious coat. I couldn't wait to paint his portrait.
30x30 Oil on linen
24x36 Oil on Canvas
20x36 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
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
I completed a small study for this painting. I enjoyed this day and was happy to try to capture it in paint.