Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Snowbird 7x5

  Thousands of snow geese winter in California's Central  Valley.  They are attracted to this area's abundance of open water and rice fields. 
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Whiteout - Bison 5x7

    Most animals feel uncomfortable in low visibility.  This bull is standiing vigil while waiting out the storm.  This seemed like a simple idea to paint, I was wrong.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Southern Comfort - sold

  This pair of geese is enjoying the the warmth and open water they seek during their winter migration.  This new, limited edition print is now available.  Image:  9.5"x 12.75", Overall print size:  13"x 15.75".  The price is $50 plus shipping.  The original painting has been sold.
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Great Horned Owl Profile 7x5 - sold

  Birds of prey have a very intense look about them.  I wanted to capture this look in a simple profile.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Out of the Draw - Mule Deer 7x5

  This mule deer buck has been bedded during the heat of the day.  As evening approaches, he will head for water and then feed in the cool of the night.
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Monday, July 23, 2012

Pipe Trailer 5x7

  This is a trailer used for moving irrigation pipe in Lompoc, CA.  This area is known for growing flowers.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Touch of Class 5x7 - sold

  This water lily seemed like delicate, bright spot among the thick, leathery leaves.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dry Dock 12x9 - sold

 The pacific northwest has extreme tides which allows fisherman to use these racks to clean their boats during a low tide.  This is Cordova, Alaska.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

What's Up? 5x7

  I was out looking at chickens and noticed this little goat watching me through the fence.  I decided to paint him too.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Loon in the Lillies 20x30 - sold

  This started out as a painting of lilly pads.  A loon seemed like a fitting subject to give the scene some life.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cheers 9x12

  I thought this was a great, eye-catching billboard for a vineyard.  It's April and the local vines are showing new growth.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On the Run - pheasant 5x7

  This Ring-necked Pheasant is making a fast getaway over a harvested wheat field.
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

American Wigeon 5x7

  This puddle duck's common name, baldpate comes from the drake's prominent white forehead. When in flight, they are easily recognized by their white shoulder patches. 
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Agave Study 5x7 - sold

  I like to paint these plants for their interesting shapes and shadows, using light to create dimension.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Summer Wheat 9x12

  I liked this barn and the assortment of outbuildings, but when I noticed the swing set next to the barn, it told a story and added that little bit of extra interest that I look for.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tom 10x8

  This is a study of a male wild turkey's head.  The males are called "toms".
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Antler Wagon 9x12

  Some friends of mine owned a ranch in northern Arizona.  When they were out checking their cows in the winter, they would pick up shed mule deer antlers and as they rode back into the yard they would toss them onto this old wagon.  Occasionally they sold some to knife makers who would make handles out of them.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Palomas 16x12 - White-winged Doves

  White-winged Doves are found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  They are named for the white patch on their wings which is most visible when in flight.  They like warm climates are larger than other doves found in the United States. My Website

Thursday, March 15, 2012

First Mate 14x21

  This is an old anchor on the front of a ship.  There were a lot of interesting shapes and lighting in this one.  The pigeon gave it some life..... and a title.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Tufted Puffin 5x7

 Tufted Puffins live in the open sea and nest on cliffs in the northern Pacific. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pioneer 9x12

  This painting depicts the pioneer spirit.  A homesteader with a new barn, in a new place and a dream for a better life.  The mountain overlooking this valley - Pioneer Peak.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Golden Vines 7x5

  This is a vineyard late in the season.  I liked the colors all the way around.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Testing the Waters 7x5

  This is a young mule deer getting a drink in the middle of a creek.  I liked the contrast of warm and cool colors.
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Out Back 7x5 - sold

  This is a eucalyptus tree in late-afternoon light.  What caught my interest was the backlit portion of the fence.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hungarian Partridge 13x18

  The Gray Partridge is more commonly known as the Hungarian Partridge and they live in the open prairie regions of the northern United States and south-central Canada.  They live in small coveys and are a little smaller than the Chukar Partridge. My Website

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Morning Calm 24x16

  As long as I can remember, I have enjoyed exploring harbors.  They are usually hub of activity for people and wildlife.  This is Cordova, Alaska early in the morning at low tide but could be any of the picturesque harbors in the Pacific Northwest.    This is probably the most detailed painting I have done.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

No Man's Land 18x24

  This large Dall Sheep Ram has found seclusion near the head of a glacier-filled valley.
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Oak Sentry 18x36 - sold

  I spotted this great oak tree several years ago in the mountains near my home and it stuck in my head.  When I finally decided to paint it, I began in the studio using a small pencil sketch and memory. Then, as I often do with larger studio paintings, I returned to the spot when the painting was about 3/4 done to make adjustments. To my suprise, the old tree had fallen down and was all but gone.  This was disappointing but it fueled my desire to do it justice.  I put in a mule deer to add some interest and provide some scale.
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