Monday, December 29, 2014

Ghost Ranch, #270

I painted this a few weeks ago.  I was looking over some old pictures of New Mexico when I came across this one.  It is kind of a frankenstein, in a way.  If you have ever been to ghost ranch, you might know, the mountains and lake are not like the painting.  But that is why I love painting... I can do what ever I want.  This painting will be up for auction at my online gallery,

Friday, December 19, 2014

"Taos Valley #4", #271

Here is the painting I'll be giving my mother for Christmas.  I love the colors in this piece, the orange foreground trees work well with the purple-ish mountains.  I have painted this view four times now with different color themes.  This is my new favorite.

Long Mesa, #269

I love the New Mexico landscape.  I am always drawn back to it's dramatic sky and simple mesas.
I post this painting today while packing for a weekend visit with my mother in Dallas, Texas.  Bailey and I have a fun trip planned.  We will be spending some long overdue time with Mimi.  The highlight for Bailey will be lunch at the American girl doll store.  We have never done it before, I'll need to go into it with an open mind.  To be honest the dolls are so realistic, they creep me out a little.
Christmas is a fun time of year, it's a good opportunity to gift some paintings.  Or for people to buy some of my art.
This painting will be up for auction at

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lovely lake, #268

I titled this piece "lovely Lake" but the real show stopper is the group of trees.  In composing the trees, I wanted them to really drive the eye around the painting.  I like the reflection and the way the trees aren't restricted to the 9x12 format.
With it being cold and wet in Scottsdale today, this painting brings me some warmth and sunshine.
This painting will be up for auction at my online gallery,, with an opening bid of $100

Monday, December 8, 2014

County Road #12, #250

Here is one I did a few weeks ago.  This painting in my opinion has it all...  Great light, depth, and balance.  I forget sometimes that paintings need a purpose and I also need to keep ones that do as a reference.
Well enough of that, I am all focused on Fantasy Football.  If my team holds on tonight I'll be in the Championship game..

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I Need Sun, #267

I painted this 8x10 under the awning of our new RV.  As I said in my previous post, our trip to California was a wet one for the most part.  I needed some sun, so I painted it.  I had a fun time painting this guy, because I felt like I was doing a demo for all the hippies.  While I stood in the rain, most of the thanksgiving goers come by to see my progress.  I think, I painted it in less than an hour.  Sometimes the best result happen under the strangest conditions. Cold, dark and wet.  This would be one of those times.  I know the RV will bring many great painting adventures.  This painting will be up for sale soon at my online gallery,

The All Consuming RV

It's been along time since my last post.  Well here it is, the new RV.  We decide to buy a new 27 foot Thor Ace.  It's actually 28.5 feet but don't tell my wife, she thinks it's small enough for her to drive, and to my surprise, she drove it hundred miles across the desert last week.
We took the RV on it's maiden voyage on Nov. 20th.  We drove over to the California central coast for a few days.  We did the whole KOA campground thing.  Bailey had a great time because there were lots of kids to play with and she didn't get car sick in our motel room on wheels.  We made our way up to my wife's hippy family thanksgiving in Chico, California.  It was great being able to park right out front of all the festivities.