Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Endangered Species

I painted this beautiful creature as a tribute to those magnificent animals prowling the ice in the northern hemisphere. They are indeed endangered as their icy hunting grounds diminish as a result of global warming.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sho-Yo in Chinese means "Most Beautiful." The peony is considered to be the national flower of China.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Working Class

I painted this a few years ago. It is an acrylic painting of two Belgian draft horse beauties that I had seen at the Colorado State Fair pulling close to a ton of weights in a draft horse pulling contest. I no longer have this painting. Despite the tedium, I really enjoyed the challenge of painting the harness and straps.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tropical Patterns

I had the great honor of having this painting published in the April/May 2004 issue of The International Artist's magazine as third place winner in their Challenge 20, Flowers and Gardens competition. In addition to this honor, this painting was published by the same magazine in an instructional art book distributed worldwide titled "How Did You Paint That? -- 100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens." This painting, of course, is being retained in the artists' own collection.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Churning Waters -- Alberta Falls

A hike in Rocky Mountain National Park inspired this painting. It is a painting of the lower portion of Alberta Falls which is on the Bear Lake trail. The hike to this falls is only about one mile from the trailhead. This painting is still in my possession.