Monday, September 26, 2016

            "Manhattan Bridge"
              8" x 10" original oil on panel


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     We spent six days in and around New
York City last week, and I was finally able
to shoot some photos of a bridge other than
the Brooklyn. The Manhattan Bridge was 
third of four bridges to be built across the
East River and opened for traffic in 1909.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

                 "Grand Canyon After the Rain"
                        8" x 10" original oil on panel


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     My recent trip to the Grand Canyon was just about ruined when 
I spent most of the morning photographing the canyon from East to
West. By the time I was ready to set up and paint it started to hail! 
      After another two hours of rain I had enough time to shoot some
amazing afternoon scenes before I had to head home.

              "Evening on the East River"
                 8" x 10" original oil on panel

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   This is around the fifth time that I have painted a view
of the Brooklyn Bridge but it never gets old. It is so old and
iconic and looks great in any light. I'm looking forward to 
doing a night scene of the bridge some day.

Friday, September 02, 2016

                    "Blue Horizon"
                 11' x 14" original oil on panel

  

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         After my trip to Canyon de Chelly I spent the
next day at the Grand Canyon. Great weather from 
7 in the morning till noon, but just when I was ready
to put away my camera and paint…it started to hail!
A half hour later it started to rain fro the next 2 hours.
Great experience but I didn't get to paint. This is 
painted in my studio from one of the scenes I shot.

               "Spider Rock"
               8" x 10" oil on panel

  

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      This is a scene of Spider Rock in the 
Canyon de Chelly national monument in
Northeast Arizona. This started as a plein
air piece, but there were hardly any cool 
hues so I painted back into it in my studio.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

                        "Eileen"
            11" x 14" original oil on panel


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       Some of the weathered trees that stand along
the edge of the Grand Canyon have some of the most
twisted bodies. You wonder if it's the wind or lack of
water that makes them stretch and lean in the directions 
that they do. This piece was painted in my studio from
shots I took at the Grand Canyon last week.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

            "Grand Canyon Staircase"
              16" x 20" original oil on canvas

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        I have painted this scene before from the 
Grand Canyon. It's what artists call the "Golden
Hour" when the sun is fleeting and you have to 
get in as many shots as you can because in an hour
it will be all gone.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

           "Monument Skyscrapers"
                16" x 20" original oil on canvas

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    This is a scene from Monument Valley that is one
of my favorite places to visit and paint images from.
The formations here look like they are from another
planet.

                    "Midnight in Moab"
                    11" x 14" original oil on panel


          This is a scene of a Moab formation that I 
  changed to a nocturne. I shot this reference a
  few years ago during the day but for this piece
I thought it would make a great night scene.

Friday, August 05, 2016

          "Ice Cream You Scream"
             8" x 10" original oil on panel

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       The many shades in the light and in the 
shadows of a vanilla ice cream cone are
what's fun to analyze and paint in this 
subject.

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