Plein Air Painting of Broadway Avenue in Arches National Park. It was a really hot day even in the morning. This plus the changing light forced me to paint really fast.
Love the simplicity of this scene and the color harmony.
Quick little sketch of the old road to the ghost town of Hillsboro in the Dry Head country of Montana and Wyoming. I just love the Dry Head country as I grew up about 25 miles from the area depicted in this painting. There are a lot of old buildings still standing in Hillsboro, but they are farther down the canyon.
This is a painting of Taylor Mountain from Idaho Falls. The view is from the same spot I painted the Old Barn, just rotated 180 degrees. My main objective in this painting was to capture the hazy atmosphere of a warm summer afternoon.
This is a painting of an old barn in the Idaho Falls area. It was a nice day and several of us were out doing some plein air painting.
This was a barn I saw several years ago. On our last family vacation to Lake Roosevelt we drove past the barn again and I had to stop and take a picture of it to paint. It is a huge barn with the sides at least 12 foot high.
Lately I have been going back to painting Aspens. Since a winter scene is usually cold I decided to try and warm it up with impressionistic brush strokes and some warm colors.
This is a painting of a barn in Swan Valley Idaho. It was painted at a time the winter snow was becoming a little boring so I made it Spring time.
This painting is of the calm time just after sunrise and just before sunset. At this time the world is a simple place. The color represents the busy world that will appear later in the day. Enjoy the calm times in your life.
This is a view of wheat fields near Ririe, Idaho. I go past here quite often, but I never noticed the silo before. At least it never really registered. This particular morning the sun must have been just right as it really caught my attention. I just had to paint it. Another example of how my painting has changed how I see the world.