Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dancing Aspens

I was inspired by the golden glow of fall colours of the beautiul aspen and birch trees..  I chose the blue/green background to set off the beautiful complimentary yellows and violets.

"Dancing Aspens"  oil on linen, 11x14.  $495.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

McKinley Splendor

Majestic Mt McKinley, on a rare cloudless day. 

Original oil painting, 18x24..Williamsburg Oils on Canvas

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Valley Of Light

Valley Of Light, based on a location near Seward, Alaska...Williamsburg Oils on canvas, 16x20...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Into The Mist

Into The Mist  my latest painting, 16x20 Williamsburg Oils on canvas..the man in the kayak stops to take in the beauty and silence of his surroundings...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Jazz Man

My latest work in graphite, I was inspired to draw this well seasoned jazz player, this is done completely in graphite on Vellum Bristol Board..

Jazz Man

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jaguar Portrait

Well, this is probably my last graphite work for a while, I'm quite anxious to get back to my painting.  The Jaguar is one of my favs in the big cat family. This is one of my favorite drawings, and was quite labor intensive.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping in! :)         Painter








Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Woman In The Black Hat

This is the next in my series of graphite drawings, "Woman In The Black Hat"...I love the Retro look to her....here is the initial block in stage...

This is done on Strathmore Smooth Bristol Board and graphite pencil/sticks from 6h to 9B....I'll post updates as I progress.


Now, more detail, refinements, and starting to layer my darks....

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Black And White-Final

Here is the final drawing...11x14 Graphite on Bristol Board...6H-9B...about 20 hours.
I've also included a framed shot...thanks for the look and all the comments during my WIP...



Black And White


Heres an update, I've worked most of the figure now with just the hand to finish..and some final tonal adjustments...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Black And White

I've given the pencil some attention again..this is a work in progress...my wife loves my drawings..more than my paintings...have to keep her happy you know..

I do enjoy the fine detail work I can achieve with graphite...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Study for The Lament Of Icarus

This is a figure study for the Lament Of Icarus by Herbert Draper, 1898. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bird Point Lookout 1

more in my Bird Point series, I was inspired by the greens of the distant mountain and the general composition.  This is from a recent photo shoot of Bird Point back in July...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Incoming Tide At Bird Point

Here is the final painting...its been chosen to be displayed with the Alaska Plein Aire Painters group exhibit in Seward at the Ranting Raven Gallery and Gift shop in Seward during the month of September.