Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rocky Mountain Lake

acrylic, 2ft x2ft, palette knife.
 Interestingly I worked on this one at night. usually I work in the morning and early afternoons.( I did have to go back at it this morning though).I was very tired and sore and didn't sleep well....back to working during the day.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunkissed Rockies

acrylic, 2 ft x 3 ft, palette knife and a rag

Introducing more warmer colors to my cool mountains

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Athabasca Rocks

acrylic 24 x36 in
Yet another version of Athabasca Falls in Jasper National park.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Banff Fir

acrylic 2ft x2ft palette knife

People who have been to Banff may recognize this windwept fir tree. Coming down from tunnel mountain...I've always loved this tree. Some artistic licence was used and I'm sure I'll continue to play around with it some more.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mountain High

acrylic, 24x18, palette knife
Experimenting with textures

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Morning Kiss

acrylic 16 in x16 in, Palette knife
 The reference phoro I used was actually from Canmore but I took so many liberties with this painting I doubt you could locate the spot.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Banff Vista

acrylic, 18"x36",

Dream Lake

acrylic, 20 x30 in
Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hiking Surprise

acrylic, 2 ftx3ft

I reworked an older painting ( Shannon Falls). I like it a lot better now. It still has all that great texture I love. The Title is not so great but I can't call it Shannon Falls anymore because it's so much different. Can I now classify this as a new painting? Here is the old one.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mountain Sun

acrylic, 18x24, palette knife

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Reflections Of Winter

acrylic on canvas, 2 ft x2 ft, palette knife
I had done a couple of small paintings similar to this one, but I wanted to go larger and I still might do another larger yet! Not quite done with this one but close.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mount Baker

I worked a long time on this small painting, way too long!  acrylic 9x12

Mountain Meadow

Here is another small canvas, acrylic,9x12, in which I'm experimenting with combining textures. In this case I use some tissue paper in the forground

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mountain Slope

I'm working on some smaller paintings...some will be studies for larger paintings.
This one is acrylic, 9in x12 in done with a palette knife.
 This took me about 45 minutes. Funny how some paintings are completed  so fast while others of the same size you struggle with.  I had a vivid idea of how I wanted this to look and that helps.

I have submitted some of my work to the Calgary Stampede Western's now out of my hands and the waiting begins! Wish me luck!