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Running Free

I had recently watched several movies about wild horses and they reminded me of my earlier days when we use to see them all the time in Wyoming.  Tried to catch that feeling in this painting about the free spirit they represent.

Arches National Park

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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.

Road to Hillsboro

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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.

Taylor Mountain

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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.

Old Barn

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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.

Barn Hunter Washington

Barn Hunter Washington

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.