Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sky over Utah


"Sky over Utah", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

Sometimes when doing a painting, the simpler, the better. And quit while the bandito is still holding out her arm, showing how far it is to the horizon, before that cranky sheriff comes around looking for evidence of wrongdoing. If only I could do that every time. But it means I have to start without the sheriff standing behind me in the first place.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Colors of the Reef


"Colors of the Reef", 8 x 10 In, Oil on Museum Board

Have I said before that I keep going back to Capitol Reef? And that the backside of the Reef is a different world? I looked at this painting when I got back from Utah and thought, "Did I paint that? Do I dare show this?" And I think now, yes, it was visceral and visual--one with the brush.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Nisqually Color


"Nisqually Color", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board
This painting was from our annual paint-out to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in March. The Nisqually River flows from the Nisqually Glacier on Mt. Rainier, elevation 14,411 feet, to sea level in 50 miles. The Refuge is surrounded by the estuary of the Nisqually River. In 2009, dikes that had been built in 1904 were removed, reclaiming over 700 acres to the estuary. The old barns remain on the land. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Billy_Frank_Jr_Nisqually/about.html

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