Saturday, September 30, 2006

Jenny Lake, Wyoming

September 30th, 2006
One of my favorite places in the world...Jenny Lake at the base of the Tetons in Wyoming!

"Jenny Lake"
2.5" x 3.5"

Friday, September 29, 2006

Ladies' Man

Friday, September 20th, 2006
"Ladies' Man"
7" x 9"

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Bear Creek

Thursday, September 28th, 2006
Another wonder spot in Wyoming!

"Bear Creek"
7" x 9"

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Absorka Range, Wyoming

Tuesday, September 27th, 2006
Painted on location outside of Dubois, Wyoming.

"Absorka Range"
7" x 9"

Monday, September 25, 2006

Short Order Cook

Tuesday, September 25th, 2006
Portrait of the cook at the Diner!
"Short Order Cook"
5" x 7"

Close up

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Storyteller

Sunday, September 24, 2006
Painting after my pastel "Stories to Tell"!

8" x 10"

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Diner

Sunday, September 24, 2006
This is a painting of the Cook at a local diner in Cheyenne. I'm starting to have fun with these oils!!
"The Diner"
8" x 10"

Friday, September 22, 2006

Old Man

Friday, September 22, 2006
I realize that when I set up my blog is was to be just for pastel painting but,I've decided to start adding some small oils. This is a monochromatic painting of one of my favorite subjects...Bob!

"Old Man"
5" x 7"

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
Trying to get back to some of the still lifes...just too many things to paint and not enought time!!

6" x 7"

Monday, September 18, 2006

Head of Garlic

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

"Head of Garlic "
5" x 7"

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Monday, September 17th, 2006
Portrait study on Canson paper.
7" x 9.5"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Artist ( study & close up)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
Found this study I did for the painting "The Artist" which was posted sometime in April. Although, I really liked the larger version of this...the smaller ones have a certain quality that I really like. Just thought I would share it!

"The Artist ( study)"
Approx 5" x 7"

Detail of eyes, nose and mouth

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Portrait of Jim ( revised & close up )

Monday, September 11, 2005
I've done a couple more studies of Jim today and finally have one that I like...The pastel application and the glazing oc colors is more to what I've been looking for.
The painting is on Gray Canson paper with NuPastel, Unsions and Terry Ludwigs.
I've also attached a detail of the eyes, nose and mouth area so you can get a closer look at the pastel application.

" Jim "
5" x 7"

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Jim "quick study"

Thursday, September 7th, 2006
Hopefully I can back to my daily postings...just been too many projects I've been working on. One, has been a committment to working with the quick pose (drawing from a model with poses no longer than 1-4 minutes). My second project has been trying to figure out ways to do pastels of the sketches. I posted one a while back but have been looking something a little different.
This quick study is of my brother "Jim" who lives in Yukon, Oklahoma. The time frame on the study was 1 hour and 20 minutes. It's painted on a warm LaCarte support with Terry Ludwigs and Unisions....and a few NuPastels!
Still not quite what I was looking for ...may try it again tomorrow!

6.5" x 9"