Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Elysium

Elysium
8X10, Mixed Media on Panel
SOLD

This is from the Sam's Throne area looking out over the Big Creek valley in Newton County.  I did the initial work in plein air using Golden Opens and then in the studio I came back with oils and brought the values into harmony.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays!

I would like to wish everyone out there Happy Holidays, regardless of what holiday you hold dear.  I will be in Florida and will try to get out and do some painting!  Hopefully some thing will turn out good enough to post.

Friday, December 18, 2015

In the Deep Cathedrals

In the Deep Cathedrals
9X12, Oil on Panel

This is Swamp Falls.  It is in a deep, deep holler in the heights of the Ozarks Mountains in Johnson County.  This was one of the most fascinating places I've been in the Ozarks.  The amount of water that was flowing was incredible and all the while I was there I imagined some other civilization besides our materialist culture which had made this place into hallowed ground...

I started this in plein air using the Golden Opens but they refused to dry and I had to completely redo it in the studio with oils.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Division

Division
6X8, Acrylic on Panel
SOLD


One of my first plein air paintings using Golden Open Acrylics.  It was done during a backpacking trip on the Ozark Highlands Trail.  It took me a long time to come to grips with the fact that I really actually liked it exactly as it was and didn't need any studio touch ups.

Thursday, December 3, 2015