Friday, July 29, 2016

"Going Deep"

"Going Deep" 24x30 oil
This is one of several pieces headed to Mountain Trails Gallery in Jackson, Wyoming for the Fall Arts Festival in September. Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 18, 2016


"Reveille" 5x7 oil
Working away in the studio, I relish the moments when my mind drifts back to adventures in the field. This piece transported me back to mornings in South Dakota. 
Warming water for coffee on the tailgate of the truck, the haunting screams of bull elk carry accompany the rising sun. And I smile. For at that very moment, all seems right with the world. Like the soothing warmth of that first sip of coffee, I'm comforted by the sounds of elk on a nearby ridge. The sun has not yet crested the mountain to thaw the frost on my tent, so I readily anticipate a large mug of hot java and look forward to the day ahead. The possibilities seem as limitless as the landscape. It's going to be a good day.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

"Cracking Timber"

"Cracking Timber" 5x7 oil

Low-hanging branches rattle and break as a bull elk navigates his way through heavy timber. Massive antler versus dry wood... the sound is unmistakable.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Mountain Prince"

"Mountain Prince" 20x24 oil
There have been a lot of projects swirling around the studio in various stages of completion. Finally, some are reaching the stage where I can call them "done!"

"Dark Noble"

"Dark Noble" 10x8 oil

Saturday, July 2, 2016

"Shallow Cutt"

"Shallow Cutt" 6x12 oil
I haven't posted in a while, so if it seems I've been slacking in the studio... far from it! I've got 5 projects in various stages of completion, so all is well. This little piece came off rather quickly and I'm pleased with the results!