Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

Chocolate Lab Puppies – Moab, Utah

One day in Moab I took a walk with a friend and her family of chocolate lab puppies who are all from the same litter. When the litter mates get together (they are scattered in various homes around town) about 11 dogs show up aged from four months old to their grandma and older brother. I get plenty of fun  and laughs from spending time with these rambunctious pups who can’t resist roughhousing.

In my painting (top) Annie is looking down on her brother Tripp. When I began this painting I set out to paint a car door with a window since Annie frequently peers out the car in excitement, however I resorted to painting what hopefully resembles a crude window cutout of a wall. There is never a dull moment with these animals who always make me smile and contribute dusty paw prints to whatever I am wearing!


Presenting the last of the Casper least the last I painted.

This is the final painting of a three-piece series of action shots of the Casper Coyotes hockey players. The Casper Coyotes are a junior hockey team in Wyoming, where I went to graduate school.

Another Ice Hockey Player

coyotes-2Now that I have new ideas for a series of hockey player paintings I am painting like a fiend. Here is the goalie named Daniel whom I used to live with. Keep an eye out for more renditions of these entertaining hockey players.

Casper Coyotes Ice Hockey Players

Once upon a timcoyotes-1e in 2016 I lived with several members of a junior ice hockey team in Casper, Wyoming. This is the first of a series of paintings I am working on that depict them playing on the ice.  This is an image of a player who just scored the team’s winning goal.

Driving Along the Coastal Road

I decided to create a vacation-type scene and made up the image as I went right before I went to Oregon for vacation.  I like the colors and lighthearted feel of this painting.  Driving along the coast

Impressionist Scenes from Memory

rsz_ladies_at_a_partyLately I have been creating compositions using my imagination and memory of scenes.  I think they came out quite well.  This painting is of two ladies at a party, and was inspired by the happenings at my friend Kim’s 40th birthday party.  Below is an imagined city scene of Denver, Colorado.  Denver city scene

A Wishful Summer Vacation

TahitiAfter completing my first semester of graduate school I was able to complete this island like scene that resembles an exotic location such as Tahiti or Indonesia.  It might be a while until I can go to an exotic place or paint another picture.