Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Surveyor of All

This is my latest and my goal was to show perspective, physically and mentally. I want the viewer to be looking up at the Cheetah and to feel the wind and the vastness of the African plains.

Night Shadows

20x24 Oil on Linen

Royal Couple

24x20 Oil on Linen

The Sketch


Before I begin most of my larger paintings I start with a painted oil sketch. That way I can make all (most) of my mistakes here and hopefully correct them. I need to try to remember to post more in the future with the finished piece.  

"Madison Herd"


   18x24 oil. 

I'm still painting.......

"High Plains" 24x42 oil. Grizzly!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Night Moves

Original Oil, 24x36. This past spring I visited the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. I was so inspired by the paintings of American who came before me, in particular, Frederic Remington. I knew I wanted to try a moon light painting and Zebras would be the perfect subject. I don't have any reference for Zebras under moonlight. My photography skills have not reached that level! I only have memories and, of course, the actual moon. It was interesting to see what moonlight really does to color and trying to portray it in an artistic experiment. It was a great challenge and I hope to do more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Large and in Charge



Something a bit different. I wanted to put some expression in this piece with movement, color and brushwork. "Large and in Charge" 36x36 oil on linen

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

High Rise



50x26 oil on linen. This is one of my centerpieces for Safari Club in Las Vegas. The perspective was one of my biggest challenges in this painting. I wanted the feeling of hight and distance.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Buffalo Roam


8x10, oil on linen

Feeling a little USA today...



Bison, oil on linen, 38x22

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"Eye on the Prize"


I need to add the measurements later. This is my first large African piece completed this summer. This was a very handsome couple and were being watched very closely by a pair of Black Backed Jackals.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Clash in the Colony

A few years ago I had a painting Birds in Art, 30x22 oil. I was commissioned to paint larger painting based on that one. 45x39