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Friday, August 3, 2012

Springtime in Nauvoo 
9x12 Oil on Masonite 
$345 unframed
I had to paint this peaceful scene where once an industrious people thrived and built for a future that ended when they were driven from their homes in the middle of a bitter winter freeze so cold it froze the Mississippi solid enough to drive loaded wagons across.

Lost River Sunrise 16x20 Inches Oil on Canvas $960

The Big Lost River in Idaho meanders south through the Saw Tooth Mountains from north of Mackay until it becomes lost in the desert between Arco, and Craters of the Moon National Monument.  On a recent return to this valley where I grew up, I ventured out to find our favorite fishing and swimming hole, and stumbled on a “newcomer” basking in the morning sun.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

18 x 24 Oil on Board 
We used to live in a rural area outside of Ogden, Utah next to a farm family that sold their produce in a road side Fruit Stand.  After high schools were out in the spring he would recruit the young people to help pick, haul and sell the fruits and vegetables.  It seemed the girls preferred working at the stand, and often devised their own costumes/uniforms so they could get sun tans while they worked.  I have painted one such day at the stand.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

From a Distance 
24 x 24 Oil on Board 

I guess I'm a throw back because I love listening to the sounds of nature.  It's almost music to hear voices calling in the distance, mixed with the alternating cadence of someone chopping wood, the staccato buzz of an engine revving, and all this coming on the whispers of the wind.  I've tried to picture a farmer pausing in his chores to enjoy the sounds "From a Distance".

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Glass With Pears
12X16 Oil on Board

I found these old canning jars at an antique display (my Mother in Law's basement) and she was gracious enough to let me paint them.  The pears are off the tree that stands just outside my studio window.  The grapes are from our neighbors vines.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blue Vase 
9x12 Oil on Board 

I was just having fun with the colors and composition on this one.  Hope you like it.