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
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
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
The lighting was so beautiful this evening! I always love capturing light in my work.
9x12 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
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.