I want to welcome you to my blog. I will share my art, creative process and a little of myself with you. My life as a Artist has been interesting and full of adventures. Come along with me as we explore the world and how the artist sees it.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Stage 6 of Homer Wolves - After letting it sit for 10 days, I went back and softened the edges on the two wolves in front. Softened the edges of the top of the trees on the ridgeline, and changed the color of the far left ridgeline trees to push it back some and make it less harsh. Now to let it dry and varnish. May make prints of this one.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Homer Bluff Painting Step By Step

Homer Bluff Painting 18 X 36 inches Oil on Canvas
This is a 18X 36 painting based on two pictures I took last March when I had a Art Show there. the first photo demonstrates how I put the two phots together for the reference. The second photo I have created a pencil sketch of the photo onto the
Canvas. The third photo, I have put a undercoating of Napho Red Acrylic paint overtop of my sketch, let it dry, then blocked in the far background, st
ay very loose at this stage.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stage 5

Stage 5 - More or less done ( I think ). I will let it sit and in a week take another look at the painting. I am always open to critiques and suggestions. Need a title also.

Stage 3 Painting on Easel at the moment

Stage 3 - I have added more color to the snow. Finished the Alders in the Background and added small bushes in front of the Alders. Added some dead grass sticking through the low areas of the snow. Just put a light wash of color on the wolves. The wolves are my next area to finish, them and the tracks they are following and creating. When I am satisfied with the Wolves, I will work the foreground up. Any critiques and suggestions are welcome.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Art Challenge with Scott and Gail

Facebook Art Challenge - Scott Thompson and Gail Niebrugge art great artists and friends. They have been posting their works and the continued progress on Facebook. So I have excepted there challenge to paint and post also. Will do my best to post at least every other day, so I need to paint some each day. May be hard to do that working full time, but here we go....

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Self Portrait At McHugh Creek

Self Portrait At McHugh Creek 14" x 18" Oil on RayMar Panel -
Two years ago I was painting with some Artist Friends at McHugh Creek and my buddy Don K0lstad took a picture of me painting with my Easel in the Creek. I have been recently experimenting with adding people into my Landscapes to express interaction between Man and our Landscape around us. Painting outside has increased my appreciation for our Country's beauty and grandeur. If you are interested in this painting feel free to contact me.