Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sunset Storm Cloud


Storm clouds form like this on the prairie behind my home. This one got especially beautiful at sunset. This is a 10 x 20 inch oil painting on a canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Young Jackrabbit Drawing


I've been wanting to start working on sculptures of jackrabbits. I thought a good beginning would be to do some drawings. Drawing helps you see how every part relates. This is a young jackrabbit (sort of a teenager) that was hanging around our house this summer — 7.5 x 10 charcoal drawing on paper.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Meadowlark


I recently painted a 4 x 4 inch version of this meadowlark that sold. So this is a 6 x 6 inch. I am always surprised at what happens when I paint the same thing again. It can be very different from the first. A different moment in time creates something truly unique. This painting is available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view this and other paintings/prints on Etsy.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Jackrabbit Lope


Saw this jackrabbit as the sun was going down running toward me. The ears were picking up the full sunlight which turned them bright orange. This is a 6 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lightning in Prairie Storm



Another painting of the storm that appeared over Pueblo, Colorado a few weeks ago and lasted into the evening. When the lightning flashed it created an orange glow and lit up the rain. This is a 12 x 12 gallery wrapped oil painting. It has 1.5 inch sides. The painting extends on to the sides. Available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Evening Prairie Storm


There was an incredible storm cloud over Pueblo, Colorado a few weeks ago that inspired this painting. When the lightning inside the cloud flashed it would color the rain orange. Beautiful! I'm saving this for a show but if you are interested in purchasing please contact me by email here.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Portrait of a Meadowlark


Meadowlarks are one of my favorite song birds. Each one has unique black markings on its chest set against a brilliant yellow chest. This is a 4 x 4 inch unframed oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Meadowlark - SOLD


One of my favorite birds. Meadowlarks have a beautiful song. They will perch on the telephone lines and sing to each other as the sun sets. I've often wondered if birds think sunsets are beautiful too. This is a little 4 x 4 inch painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Flop Ear Jackrabbit


This jackrabbit just finished washing its ear. They drag their front foot over the whole length to clean it. This ear didn't quite pop back up yet : ) This is a 6 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view this and my other work on Etsy.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sundown Jackrabbit


I live on the Colorado prairie. This jackrabbit wandered into my yard about sundown. He was covered with an orange glow and his eye reflected the sun. I think he knew I was watching him : ) This is an unframed 5 x 7 inch oil on canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to go to Etsy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Prairie Clouds


These are the prairie clouds I see from my back yard. It's hard to fathom how huge they are. I wish I could do them justice. This is an unframed 8 x 16 inch oil painting on a canvas panel available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Neighbors


I love to bird watch in my backyard. I have a chain link fence and the smaller birds like sparrows will perch in the holes created by the wires. It's fun to se them interact with each other. This is a 6 x 6 inch oil available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jackrabbit on Alert


I live on the prairie in Colorado. This jackrabbit wandered into my yard with perfect back lighting. They are easily spooked and something caught this one's attention. This is a 6 x 6 inch oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sleepy Rabbit - SOLD


This rabbit was sunbathing in my back yard and looking very comfortable as it started to fall asleep. This is a 6 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy Gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Heading Home


I was sitting in my car in a Walmart parking lot and saw this woman heading home about dinner time. The sun was setting and cast these odd zigzag shadow shapes on the pavement. Inspired I took her photo. I wonder what she would think if she knew I painted this everyday moment in her life. This is a 6 x 6 inch painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On the Hunt



I painted the value study of the cowboy last year but felt frozen as to how to move forward to make it into a painting. So it sat. Last weekend I took a painting workshop with artist Kim Mackey. He guided me through the process. I'm happy with the result. But it seems like the more I paint the more I realize how far I have to go. It's like learning to play the piano. Practice, practice, practice so that the music starts to flow. This is an 11 x 14 oil available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view it and my other paintings.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Blue Jackrabbit






I have been sick with an awful cold virus for a month. Before that I was taking a class on color with artist Jill Soukup. This painting was done using 4 colors next to each other on the color wheel. It's a 6 x 6 inch oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view on Etsy.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Cowgirl


I'm taking a class with artist Jill Soukup in Denver on color. The significant thing for me in this painting is that I worked from a black and white photo. I had to create the color in my head. It helped me move away from just painting the photo. I tend to be too detail oriented. Anything that pushes me away from that is good : ) This is an 8 x 10 painting available in my Etsy gallery.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sparrow - SOLD


A sparrow in my backyard. This is a 4 x 6 oil painting available in my Etsy gallery. Click here to view in Etsy.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sweet Sparrow - SOLD


A sparrow in my backyard. This is a 4 x 4 inch oil on a canvas panel available framed at Gallery 150 in Salida, CO for $140.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mustang Dare


This white-faced mustang stallion was tossing his head at another horse that got too close to his territory boundary line in the Sand Wash Basin in northern Colorado. Fascinating to watch! This is an framed 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas panel available at Gallery 150 in Salida, CO.