Saturday, January 30, 2010

Along the Road Leading to Hagerman Pass

One day on a painting trip over in the Aspen and Basalt area I braved a lone excursion over Hagerman Pass in the trusty ole white Honda Pilot. I was scared, very scared at one point, but the frightening yet exciting adventure was well worth the painitings and photos I got!!!

Pastel 9 x 12


Friday, January 29, 2010

First Autumn

Unusually red autumn for Colorado .....
Oil on canvas, 20 x 24
$200, unframed

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Wild West

This is a distinctive area out near the cabin that has an untouched, "wild west" feel to the landscape.
Oil on stretched canvas, 22 x 28
$400, unframed

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This image was posted a moment ago; I tweaked the size to enable a better close up. (testing)

Road Trip

Scene seen off Independence Pass: breathtaking all along the route!
6 x 8 Oil
$65, unframed

Beckoning, Again

This is the same image as posted a few days ago, but this time painted on a 7 x 9 stretched canvas.

7 x 9 Oil

$65, unframed

Monday, January 25, 2010

Road Near Cabin

I like this view scene so often on walks with Rennie when up[ at the cabin. I've painted this scene in winter, too.
Pastel, 9 x 12

Blue House in Como

Quick study in oil of blue house in Como

8x 10 Oil

$55, unframed

Saturday, January 23, 2010

This red house in Como, CO is recognizable to all who bravely set out to cross Boreas Pass. Fern and I took our motorcycles over the pass into Breckenridge for breakfast last summer.

8 x 10 Oil



A home in Bowmar

Pastel, 11 x 14

Friday, January 22, 2010


This scene was a challenge on an 18 x 24 panel since it is a quiet, simple scene with few main masses. It ended up having a sort of Russian style quality to it at the end.
18 x 24 Oil on stretched canvas
$200, unframed

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Willows Frame the Bend

Recently I watched an intructional video by Jim Wilcox. It was one of the best I've yet seen. In this painting I tried to incorporate some of the techniques I learned from Mr. Wilcox. I like this piece and might try it on a larger scale.
7 x 9 Oil
$75, unframed

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Greek Head

This Greek-looking head should make a wonderful addition to your garden!
Oven-fired clay head, slightly smaller than life- size
$ 185 plus S&H

The Valley After Light Snow

Ken Caryl Valley after snow: the abstract quality of this particular scene was attractive to me; depicting it in oil rather than pastel ( much easier for me) was a great opportunity to push through some technical difficulties.
6 x 8 Oil
$ 65

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Try to Remember

The walk this crispy autumn day along Kenosha Pass on the Colorado trail was , well, artful. How I wish I'd had my pastels along to paint right there on the spot. There's just nothing not to love about this state. I even love the sound of the name "Colorado"!
11 x 14 Pastel

Monday, January 11, 2010

Reclining Figure

This is the first piece I completed in the sculpture class I took.
Clay sculpture

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Banana Bush

This little study in pastel of an Alabama banana bush came from the same walk that yesterdays painting came from. Painting is a great way to capture wonderful memories along the journey!
Pastel, 5 x 7 on Canson Mi Tientes paper
$45, framed

Friday, January 8, 2010

Along the Golf Course

15 minutes into a walk along the golf course behind dad's house in Alabama, I fell in love with this view and made everybody backtrack to get my camera. We all got twice the amount of exercise we planned but it was sure worth it!
Pastel, 9 x 12 on Canson paper
$200, unframed

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


This is another quick sketch of Nick done in pastel on Canson Mi Tientes paper. Although I am a landscape painter, it is helpful to do an occasional portrait or figure as it develops and refines drawing skills.
4 x 6 Pastel

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boy in Hat

This is a pastel sketch of Nick in a clown hat at an age when he loved to walk around the house wearing wacky items. I wish I'd have taken more pictures.
Pastel, 4 x 6