Summer is wrapping up nicely and I now have a bit of down time before I start working on my next round of shows. If you would like to commission a portrait of your favorite horse, dog, or other furry friend, now is the time. Shoot me an email and we can start the process.
Current studio view with small cradled panels, freshly sealed and waiting for canvas. I am expecting a delivery of 25 panels ranging from 36"x40" to 48"x65" any day now, so I had to get these 22 smaller pieces ready to go. In the back ground you can see a new piece for RARE gallery and other works in various stages of progression.
Summer is approaching fast and I am done teaching in one week. Once May starts, I will be able to be in the studio full time for 4 months, I can not wait.
If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint. Edward Hopper
This piece is the first of a series of mixed media drawings I am doing for a show at Funke Fired Arts in Cincinnati, OH in September. I am the odd man out for this show, a flat 2D guy, showing with two very talented ceramic artists Connie Norman and Mike Olson. I have not had a chance to do many drawings in the past few years so I decided to see what might happen. I should have about twenty of these pieces for the show.
I delivered my work for Two Waters to Gallery MAR on Saturday. We had the work all over the place so that we could look it all over before I left. I can't wait to see it all hung.
The bittersweet studio view after delivering the work. It is nice to have some space to move, but kind of sad to see the studio so empty...although not for long. I have already started working on four new paintings and stretching up more canvas. Soon I will be wishing for more space and looking forward to shipping the latest paintings.
On the way back home as I crossed the vast openness of South Pass I stopped to photograph a meeting of the South Pass ladies winter sunning club. I also took some great photos of some horses and spotted two huge bald eagles. I love living in the West.