Sunday, December 23, 2012

Boz & Lucky: December 21, 2012

"Boz & Lucky" is an 8"x10" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jack: November 11, 2012

"Jack" is a Troodle, a mixture of Irish terrier and standard poodle. This 8"x10" acrylic painting will be a birthday gift for his owner.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Spirit of Old Man Lake: October 8, 2012

"Spirit of Old Man Lake" is an acrylic painting approximately 5"x6" on deerskin. The images show a closeup and the whole leather piece.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Brownie: September 17, 2012

"Brownie" is a 22" x 28" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lily: August 15, 2012

This is "Lily", my son's beagle. The painting is 11"x14" acrylic on stretched canvas.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Secret Garden desk: July 29, 2012

This is an old school desk that will be auctioned off this week to benefit the North Valley Public Library here in Stevensville, Montana. Seven desks were painted by local artists. This one, painted by me, is inspired by "The Secret Garden", a classic story written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Br'er Rabbit: July 23, 2012

 This Br'er Rabbit leather checkbook cover is a collaborative piece by me and Howard Knight of Rocking K Custom Leather.

Howard is a master at tooling and creating one-of-a-kind custom leather work. 
Br'er Rabbit was first burned into the leather (by me) and then painted with acrylic paints. And of course most of us know about Uncle Remus's Br'er Rabbit made famous by Walt Disney.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kirby: July 14, 2012

"Kirby" is an 11"x14" acrylic painting. He is a surprise birthday present. Shh!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

George: July 8, 2012

"George" is an 8"x10" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Watercolor blocks: June 2012

"Leaves" was an experimental 11"x14" watercolor painting inspired by quilt blocks. The leaves continue through each block but change color within those blocked areas.

Playing with leftover paint: June 2012

"Feather" was an experimental painting using oil paint left on my palette after painting "Perseverance". The purple, yellow and green were in the flowers. I hated to see the paint go to waste so I scraped it off and applied it in blocks onto an 8"x10" canvas. I went for a trompe l'oleil (fool the eye) rendering of the faux grommets holding the color blocks together with faux lacing and stuck a faux feather in the lace. This was done in 2010, right after "Perseverance" was completed but I just recently signed it, officially claiming it finished.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bigfork Bay: June 2012

"Bigfork Bay" is an acrylic 30"x48" painting. The reference photo was taken by Julie Helmer of Red Dog Photo Works.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

River of Stones: March 24, 2012

"River of Stones" is an 11"x14" watercolor on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Noel: February 26, 2012

"Noel" is an 8"x10" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Maggie: February 20, 2012

"Maggie" is an 8"x10" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Jack the Movie Star

Jack the Bitterroot Beagle has posted an article about my portrait of him on his website: What a star!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Panda: February 3, 1012

"Panda" is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on stretched canvas.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bosco: January 17, 2012

"Bosco" is a 5"x7" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper. He is a Havanese dog.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Jack: January 8, 2012

"Jack the Bitterroot Beagle" is a 5"x7" acrylic on stretched canvas. Jack is the star of two videos: The Adventures of Jack the Bitterroot Beagle and The Golden Bone. To see more about Jack and his sister, Jill, or to purchase videos, see Jack's personal website.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Killer Cobwebs: January 7, 2011

"Killer Cobwebs" is acrylic on a 12"x12" hardboard. This is a sign for someone's front door. In North Carolina, where I grew up, these Black and Yellow Argiope spiders were a treat to find. I liked to try to decipher the messages within their webs.