Thursday, June 25, 2015

New on the Easel - Utah Oil Landscape - Work In Progress

Work In Progress
16" x 20" Oil Landscape

This is the beginning stage of a Utah oil landscape.   It is based on a photograph I took while visiting that state.   That is a woman and her dog at the fence which will have hollyhocks and other flowers around them and the fence.    Please check back soon to view more stages of this work in progress.

Monday, June 8, 2015

"Peace In The Valley" - Oil Landscape Painting of Pinnacle Buttes, Wyoming

"An artist's job is to surprise himself.  Use all means possible."  -  Robert Henri

"Peace In The Valley"
16" x 20" oil on archival panel 

This oil landscape painting is of Pinnacle Buttes in the Absaroka mountain range of Wyoming, which is in the Shoshone National Forest.  The mountain range is about 24 miles Northwest of Dubois, Wyoming.    After taking in all the beauty of Jackson Hole, WY, I spent a few days in the charming cowboy town of Dubois, WY.   This scene was before I reached Dubois.   

I considered adding elk or bison to this scene, but since I decided on "Peace in the Valley" as the title of the painting, I thought it more "peaceful" to leave out the wildlife. The Pinnacle Buttes area is known as grizzly bear country, by the way.   

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