Monday, November 29, 2010

Sentinel Hike


















Acrylic, 30 x 40



































The quality's not great, but it gives you an idea of my process. Below is the original photo

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tangled Stream

















Large acrylic
3 feet x 4 feet
I was a little daunted by the size of the canvas and the complexity of the subject ( not sure if my palette knife could handle all the branches without making them look stiff and straight)...but I'm quite satisfied with this one. It's fresh off the easel though, so I'll need a few days to live with it and make adjustments.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Forget-Me-Not Stream Study

Acrylic 14 x 18
Another version of 'Forget-Me -Not Pond'. I started this as a study, but abandoned it in favor of jumping right in to the larger painting. ( I don't often do studies).  I was cleaning my studio, found it again and decided to finish it. Certainly looser than it's larger counterpart, but with a charm of its own.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Emerald Bank












Acrylic 12 x24
I had a terrible time trying to photograph this painting! I just couldn't get the colors right and even after photoshopping...they are still not right. The original painting looks way better. I love taking pictures as well but they never turn out the way I see them. I have huge respect for professional photographers.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Larch Valley Stream










Acrylic, 2 feet x 5 feet
I didn't follow the photo too closely on this one...and I also had to crop and stretch to fit.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Chill Within

















Acrylic, 30 x40
Fresh off the easel... so I'm not sure I'm quite done with this one but it seems quite fitting given the weather we've been having! I do like painting snow though....tons of shapes!

Deep Within

acrylic 20 x16
Not a large one but I had started this awhile ago and though I'd better finish it.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Snow Lit Banks

Acrylic, 24 in x 48 inches
Still not as big as I'd like but because I've been working so small, I'd thought I'd slowly work my way up to huge canvases. My biggest worry with large canvases is becoming too tight and detailed...I don't want to lose the freshness and spontaneity I feel my smaller canvases portray.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Into My Soul

Acrylic 16 x16
My Grizzly as promised and my last bear for awhile!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Yep...more bears


Both bears are acrylic 16 x16 inches. "Bearly Full' and 'Bearly Grown'. 'Bearly Grown' is the same bear as in Unbearably Cute' but was actually started before. Since I sold 'Unbearably Cute' I decided to finish this one. One more grizzly on the way and then I'm done with bears and on to larger landscapes working towards the Stampede and Mountain Galleries.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More Little Bears

I've had a few more requests for more 'little bears'. I didn't want to make them exactly the same as 'The Three Little Bears' which now belongs to Sharon Williams and I have one of her fabulous mixed media/abstract paintings. A polar bear and some sheep are next before I go back to some really large landscapes.