Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pompanuck Afternoon Study

went to this amazing place in upstate new york for a week of musical improvisation with a bunch of fantastic musicians. thought I'd paint but ended up getting to play piano with them for much of the time. learned a lot and had a magical time. this is the one study I did get done.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Chinese Vase

this was a demonstration at a class at the Arvada Center. done with halogen light

Monday, June 8, 2009

iPod Floral

did this on my ipod with a program called brushes... amazing you paint with your finger. you can control the size of the brush, the color and the opacity... pretty fun.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Memorial Day Floral

this was done while painting with several artist friends on a rainy day retreat in a beautiful cabin near Rocky Mountain Park. light from a window, don't know if it was north or south or what direction...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Don't Worry Be Happy

just finished this study for a fundraiser for the Denver Art Museum. took quite a while, difficult little guy. had the light too close, made such a glare that it was about impossible for me to capture the full effect. had fun trying though and learned stuff.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monhegan Grey Day

did some adjustments on this one, a study on Monhegan a couple of years ago. a wonderful grey stormy day...

Saturday, May 9, 2009


this was a commission, Micah at around a year, also did his five brothers and sisters over a 20 year period. conte crayon on paper.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Monhegan Rocks

this was a study begun last summer on magical Monhegan Island in Maine. Just developed it a little more in the studio. looking forward to my trip there again this summer... painting in paradise.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


this is a start for a demonstration at the arvada center for a new class on color seeing. I'll take a few more shots at it starting tonight in class. halogen light

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Banana, Pear, Orange

yet another shot at this. I think this is it for this one.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Banana Pear Orange

worked on this a few more hours yesterday... close to done for now. Quite fun working with the color variations....

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Banana Pear Orange

next stage of development... worked for about an hour and a half today... maybe one more session, a longer one and I'll consider it done. But then again... you never know, maybe I'll spend several more hours and sessions. It's all a mystery.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Banana Pear Orange

this is a demo that I'm developing further in the studio. worked on it for a couple of hours today... will put more time in tomorrow... maybe finish it. halogen light, pretty obvious by now.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chinese Vase

next study here... seem to be over the illness period, feeling well for over a week now. time to get back to this. thinking I'll slow the pace a bit to two or three paintings a week. I'll post each stage of each painting... might actually be more interesting for anyone watching this to see the development. certainly will be for me.
this one under halogen light again...