a comfortable feeling that makes me want to curl up by the fireplace in a cozy chair with a good book and a warm drink to Nestle In for the winter.
Merry Christmas to you all and a very Happy New Year.
|48x24 Oil on linen Canvas|
|20x24 Oil on Linen panel|
The Snake River runs through the Northwest and while we were on vacation this fall I never tired of watching it's meandering magic. When I started this painting I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve and I wasn't going to stop until I got there. Does this painting just pull you in and make you want to walk along the banks to find out where it goes? If it does then I've achieved what I wanted.
Enjoy your holiday and give thanks for your blessings.
|12x16 Oil on Linen|
|6 1/2 x 18 oil on hardwood|
|20x30 oil on linen canvas|
|10x12 Oil on linen Fall Harvest I|
|11x14 Oil on linen Fall Harvest II|
|a photo of an article on Maynard Dixon|
|painting on the side of my studio with the view.|
|Plein Air - 10x12 Oil on Linen|
|Grand Tetons in the early morning with a partly cloudy sky and cool breezes|
|Mt. Moran in the late afternoon|
|Me trying very hard to get the right colors mixed!|
|At the end of Lamar Valley in Yellowstone.|
|18x 48 x1 1/2 oil on hardboard -|
No frame required for this painting the sides are painted black for a clean modern look.
A painting with both palette knife and brush work to get a nice effect of the smooth water and the textured grasses. This painting gives me a calm feeling and is one I can look at for a very long time and meditate on all the colors that are reflecting in the water. The golds from the trees in the distance reflecting catch my eyes in the pond and keep me in the water.
I hope you can have a calm moment and reflect on all the good in your life.
|18x48 current project in the studio|
|20x24 Oil on linen|
|Where I live here in Northeastern Nevada it is gold country. Gold is in abundance deep down in the ground and gold mining is the main source of income for a lot of families in this territory. The Ruby mountains were named after trappers found red garnets in the 1800's and named the Rubies after their ruby color.....I enjoy watching them turn red in the sunsets most evenings and thought that was why they were named the Ruby Mountains for a very long time. Well, despite the history lesson, I found Gold in the Canyon.|
Hope you have a lovely day!
|11x14 Palette knife Oil on linen panel|
|Details show the wonderfully thick paint|
|Amy and Susie in the ZONE!|
|Another shot of serious painters at work|
|8x6 Oil Aspen tree trunk study|
|Painting under the awning at camp|
|8x10 Oil Thomas Canyon Hike study - we didn't make it over ridge when my partners gave up on me.|
|My tired painting/hiking pals|
|After a long hike back to camp, a popsicle treat. Bailey pup was exhausted, not to mention my husband was too.|
|Painting my heart out!|
|8x10 Oil Thomas Canyon water study and my favorite of all the studies from the weekend|
|6x8 oil old beaver pond area with a beautiful stand of aspens. I've tried painting this area so many times and believe me I'll be back there soon to try again. So many GREENS!|
|16x12 palette knife Oil|
|11x14 oil on Raymar Panel|
|8x10 oil on linen|
|Palette Knife on gessoed hardwood panel 13x18x1 1/2|
|Bailey the pup|
|Jake the kitty|
|Bailey 6 weeks old|
|Jake 5 weeks old|
|When the work day is done the fun begins!|
|12x16 Oil on linen panel|
|16x8 oil on Linen Panel|
|8x12 oil on Linen panel|
|10x12 Oil on Linen|