9/28/16

'Cedar Wash Road' - Grand Staircase NM - Utah


 This painting just won a HM award at the 2016 Escalante Canyons Plein-air Competition .. lots of talented artists .. juried into the top 10% .. yay :)


escalante utah plein air competition HM winner painting center street grand staircase landscape

11x14    oil on canvas panel     $750








And here is a pic from when I was working in the field .. amazing what a painting becomes..







9/10/16

'Cathedral Valley Moonlight' - Capitol Reef NP


Getting ready for a nocturne competition at the Escalante Canyons Art Festival in Utah.. should be a fun challenge.  This piece is from the northern part of Capitol Reef NP .. known for it dark night skies .. fabulous in the moonlight. 


night painting cathedral valley capitol reef nocturne

8x10       oil on canvas    not finished yet



And painted underneath is:


Just examples of how paintings evolve and where they stay for awhile .. paintings are never really finished .. they are just versions of an idea.