Thursday, September 24, 2015

Early Morning

plein air, oil, 16" x 20", 'Early Morning'

This is my entry for The Escalante Canyons Art Festival September 18-27. I have a place in my soul for this location. With every passing moment the cliffs ignite with color and definition as the sun rises above the majestic cliffs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Boulder Utah Bold

plein air, pastel, 14" x 11", 'Boulder Bold'

The Escalante Canyons Art Festival September 18-27, celebrating twelve years of art inspired by place. This is my mixed media entry of shimmering Boulder Mountain aspen trees at 9,000 feet, on Highway 12. Fantastic views! Fantastic color!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Last of the Giants

plein air, oil, 10" x 8", 'Cottonwoods'

Cottonwood trees grow 40 to 80 feet in height with a broad open crown of widely spreading branches. In Sanpete County, cottonwood trees grew along the irrigation ditches in the wet soil. Now many of these are slowly dying off because of the sprinkler irrigation systems that have replaced the old ditches. Here are a few valiant giants left on our farm. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The 12th Annual Escalante Canyons Art Festival


plein air, oil, 9" x 12", 'Momentarily Unbalanced'

The Escalante Canyons Art Festival September 18-27 celebrating twelve years of art inspired by place. My painting of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was chosen, along with many other fantastic artists for the plein air artist slide show September 25-26, 2015 in Escalante, Utah. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Yes! You Can!!

studio study, oil, 8" x 10", 'Blacksmith Fork River I'

This early fall scene was painted from the Left Hand Fork of the Blacksmith Fork River, located about 15 miles from Hyrum, Utah, on Labor Day. The leaves along the river were just beginning to make their seasonal change. A great way to spend the day with family and nature.