Wednesday, August 19, 2015


This image is from Sunset Happy Hour up at
the top of the Gondola in Steamboat Springs.
I think she's giving out free samples of Honey
flavored whiskey hence the title.
I'm working on some bigger paintings so it may be
awhile before you see any progress.
Have a great weekend and thanks for following I appreciate
you taking a look!


This is the Dairy Queen in Sidney, NE.
I've included the reference photo below 
 6"h X 8"w
oil on panel

Monday, August 17, 2015


This is the last one in the California series for now. 
I'd love to paint some large ocean scenes 
I  have to find a market for that specific imagery.
Steamboat visitors want Steamboat all the time every time.
Gotta get back to the local stuff for awhile. 
That's life - I can't complain.
I'm lucky I get to paint and I have a great studio to spend my days.


OK so maybe it doesn't look like the Golden Gate Bridge.
I have all of these California paintings from last weeks posts
up at the CVA Gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO
and someone asked me where these paintings were from???!!
Don't get out much!!
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


30"H X 8"W
oil on panel
This San Francisco Series will be at The Center for Visual Arts
for the month of August and maybe September.
Details below.
I painted a small Chinatown a couple of years ago and really
felt a need to make it larger. If you get a chance stop in the
CVA to see it, it doesn't photograph well because of it's odd dimensions.




Sunday, August 9, 2015


6" X 6"
oil on panel
These paintings are all at the CVA in Steamboat Springs, CO.
for the month of August.
We were at Arroyo Burro Beach(Santa Barbara, Ca) while vacationing.
This beach allows dogs to run free so we take our Corgi's for some
beach time it's a great time and we meet the nicest people. 
Anyway these two beach goers had a bag
full of frozen cocktails and appetizers to enjoy their sunset at the beach.
They knew how to party!
You could tell they were really good friends and that they enjoyed this ritual immensely.
Gotta love it!
I didn't see a phone once - just good company and conversation. 
That's the way to do it.
Thanks for hanging in there and have a great weekend!


8"H X 6"W
oil on panel

6"H X 18"W
oil on panel(framed)
This painting will be at the Center for Visual Arts in Steamboat Springs, CO
for the month of August. I may leave it there for September too I'm not sure.


Thanks to everyone Harwigs was a fun night. 
I received so many great e-mails from friends before the show 
and so many friends showed up for the event. It made my day!
This skyline painting started a lot of conversations 
of course there was the standing joke that that's not a painting of
the Steamboat skyline - I don't think Steamboat has a skyline.
  You know what my response was????!!!!
It turned out a large number of visitors and residents were from Minneapolis. 
It made for a fun time but the painting suffered from all the distractions.
It is just a study after all and I may paint it bigger at a later date.
Really - thanks to everyone far and near I appreciate all the support.

Thursday, August 6, 2015


OK - alright already.
 I truly love this scene and needed to paint
another one for the gallery for July to replace the one that just sold. 
10"h X 16"w
I'm ready to roll. The show is up at HARWIGS - yeah!
It's great to see everything up in one place because sometimes, most times
I wonder what the heck I've been up to and then it all becomes clear.
I've been busy.
Sorry the posts have been few and far between 
Turned out I was overwhelmed and it really got the best of me.
Hope to get on track next week.
Thanks for hanging in there!
August 7th - August 31st
911 Lincoln ave. 
Steamboat Springs, CO
HARWIGS open daily 5pm
Demo painting tonight August 7th  5pm - 7:30pm