(Cover Image: “Eagle River Summer” – Prints available here ) It’s not every day in Alaska that an artist is awarded the honor of their work gracing the cover of a magazine… And for this specific publication, it’s the first time ever! I am excited to announce my Artist Profile featured in the Fall 2012 [...]
Something that is unique to Hawaii and especially the Big Island is Vog. Essentially it is volcanic smog, tiny particles that are released into the air from Kilauea as it continually erupts. This vog hugs the horizon and can make or break a sunset. On the day I saw this sunset, it most definitely ‘made’ [...]
On Friday, August 10th the Plein Air Painters of Alaska painted at the Anchorage Golf Course. Was a great spot to play with my new slate panels and see how they operate in the field. So far I love it!
Every artist has an arsenal of paintings… That is, paintings either mapped out, planned out or even painted in their mind, that are waiting to come to life. My arsenal is getting quite large. It’s getting out of control. This is something that hangs over me when I choose what to paint when I get out my [...]
Here is a progression of a recent still life oil painting I completed for my upcoming show at Picture This Gallery in Eagle River, Alaska. Click through the images to see it progress and watch the video compilation. Thanks for looking!
May 23rd, 2011 I had the pleasure of giving a painting workshop at Pandemonium Booksellers in Wasilla, AK. The focus of this class was capturing light in a landscape even when using less than optimum photo reference. This is the photo I chose for the class… It was taken with my iPhone from a moving [...]
“Kamaole II Beach” 9×12 oil on panel Original is Available Had the wonderful opportunity to spend a day at the beach with an artist friend. We enjoyed the Maui sun and sand while we painted. So fun! On the horizon you can see Molokini Crater (World class snorkel spot) and Kahoolawe Island beyond. The dark [...]
In fall of 2009 my family was blessed with the trip of a lifetime to a very special place, Kolea Villas in Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. So special, while there I constantly found myself pausing as if to record every detail for future recollection. Upon leaving I was immensely aware [...]
Plein Air Painting at the Little Susitna River near Wasilla, Alaska. The weather was rather cold and dreary this early September day. Drizzles sputtered on and off over the course of a couple hours but the otherwise inclement weather made for some superbly consistent lighting. Here are a few photos documenting the process. “Little Su [...]
Day 5 After the first full night’s sleep in over a week I felt very refreshed. Today’s scheduled painting location was downtown Hood River. It is a cute little town full of character and history. Though I was tempted to stay and paint, I failed to bring sufficient storage for all my wet paintings. I [...]