4/29/13

'Tonto Junipers' - Grand Canyon


Grand Canyon painting, original art, Tonto plateau

12x12         oil on canvas         


An impression of the late afternoon light... stylized Grand Canyon formations as seen from the Tonto... some of the best views can be found on this vast plateau... halfway down to banks of the mighty Colorado River.  Magical times.

** Update:  This painting no longer exists .. it has evolved into a much bluer version..
see it here.






4/11/13

'Grand Canyon Moment'


Grand Canyon painting original sunset oil Southwest art landscape western art

8x10    oil on canvas panel     $425

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This is from a series of studies I did of the last light on a particular Canyon formation..one that millions of tourists see from the South Rim.  My focus in these studies was the contrast of complementary colors ... and the drama it affords.  The beautiful weathered shapes catching the warm golden rays of the sun amid pools of cool cobalt blue.  Great fun to paint!





4/3/13

'Desert Glory'


desert original painting, death valley plants,California impressionism

9x12       oil on canvas panel       SOLD


Desert plants have always fascinated me ... how do they survive and thrive in the harsh climate of the deserts? ...especially in the furnace-like conditions down on the valley floor of Death Valley.   This oil study is of one such hardy old survivor... which seemed to glory in it's environment.






3/16/13

New online shop .. ClearLight Studios




'Templar Light - Grand Canyon'

     8x10      oil on canvas panel      SOLD     


I've decided to offer my work through Etsy .. a popular website hosting thousands of artists and crafters.  Secure purchase can be made with credit/ debit cards or even Apple Pay :)

Many small studies and plein-air pieces are available .. and also a few large studio pieces.  Please drop by my gallery-shop and browse.. very affordable prices for new collectors.. direct-from-the-artist.

ClearLight Studios - online gallery shop





3/4/13

'Raven's View' - Lake Powell - Utah


aerial painting lake powell shoreline desert designs

5x7  oil on canvas panel   SOLD


An oil study from a different perspective.. a bird's eye view above the northern canyons and the turquoise waters of Lake Powell in Utah... truly a painter's paradise.





1/31/13

'Lee's Blues'



6x6    oil on canvas     SOLD

A quick study from the Lee's Ferry area...here the Colorado River flows swiftly down from Lake Powell.  This is the only spot to launch a boat and enter the Grand Canyon.. a thrilling adventure.  

There is a great campground nearby.. but you wouldn't want to be there in the summer.. 100˚plus.  Fisherman prize this stretch of the river.. and if you stay in one of the quaint lodges nearby.. you will be sharing the space with fishermen, avid hikers, intrepid travelers, photographers.. and painters! Go there.









1/20/13

'Powell Point' - Utah



  9x12     oil on canvas panel    SOLD

Sunset plein-air from just outside the boundary to Bryce National Park in Utah.. a wonderland of colors and shapes. Powell Point is the tallest landform in this area.. over 10,000' and home to a magnificent Bristlecone pine forest.






1/17/13

'Nankoweap Noon study'



8x10       oil on canvas panel        NFS

A quick preliminary oil study for a much larger painting which took many months and constant re-painting to finish... after all that.. I actually like this small piece better. (There must be a moral somewhere in this :)