Friday, June 30, 2006


Friday, June 30th, 2006

11" x 14"

Monday, June 26, 2006


Tuesday, June 27, 2006
This painting will be exhibited in the Wyoming Southeast Art show for the month of July.

18" x 24"

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Happy Hour

Monday, June 25, 2006
Maybe this should have been beer, whiskey, cards, poker chips, cigars...etc for Happy Hour!!

"Happy Hour"
11" x 14"

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Evening Red

Sunday, June 25th, 2006
Some new still lifes!!

"Evening Red"
8" x 19"

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Thursday, June 22, 2006
I've been busy since my last post working on a commission which I'll post later this week.
Jordan is a young lady that modeled for us yesterday at the Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, Colorado. I need to make a few changes in this portrait ...when I get them done , I'll repost!

11" x 14"

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP #7

Saturday June 16th, 2006
Finally got in and made some revisions....I also changed the tail a bit by adding a few more feathers to the top part...I'll look at this for a while to see if anything needs to be changed and get it framed !!

"Wake-up Call WIP #7"
11" x 14"

Friday, June 16, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP #6

Friday, June 16th, 2006
Darkened the background and suggested the rising sun, blocked in more of the body! I'm going to have to make him fatter at some point...may wait untill I get everything else blocked in.

"Wake-up Call WIP #6"
11" x 14"

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP #5

Thursday, June 15th, 2006
Continuing to move down the body, starting the tail and adjusting the values in the background!

"Wake-up Call WIP#5"
11" x 14"

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP #4

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
Blocked in more of the background, details in the head and working my way down the body!

"Wake-up Call #4"
11" x 14"

Monday, June 12, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP #3

Monday, June 12th, 2006
Starting with the head, I block in the beak, eyes, and the other features. I also want to start thinking about some of the major darks in the background.

"Wake-up Call #3"
11" x 14"

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP #2

Sunday, June 11th, 2006
I blocked in some warm and cool swatches in the body and tail. I used a charcoal pencil to block in the general outline. For me, the drawing needs to be very basic and will probably will change as I start to block in major mid-tones.

"Wake-up Call WIP#2"
11' x 14"

Friday, June 09, 2006

Wake-up Call WIP

Saturday, June 10th, 2006
This is a painting I'm working on that will be donated (one of those things that artists seem to do on a regular basis) to the Denim and Diamonds ...a charitable organization that raises money for new equipment for the local hospital....Wake-up Call will be a early morning rooster on LaCarte paper with NuPastels, Rembrandt's. Terry Ludwigs and Unsions. The size is 11" x 14" !C&C welcomed!My first step is nothing more than blocking in a pattern of warm and cool colors with my softer sticks. This approach will be a little different that my past WIP's because I'll be using a little bit more of a linear approach to get this thing going.I will be working from a small thumbnail done earlier!

"Wake-up Call WIP #1"
11" x14"

Wakeup Call Thumbnail

Friday, June 9th, 2006
I had to take a week and reorganize the studio as well as trying to get our kitchen done. Hopefully the daily posts will now be more frequent. This is a sketch I finished yesterday foe a larger painting I hope to have finished today and will post it as a WIP.

"Wakeup Call"
51/4" x 91/4"

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Orange Slices

Thursday, June 1st, 2006
"Orange Slices"
5" x 7"
Bidding starts at $49.99 plus S&H