We're now in Chicago and staying at my daughter, Erin's, place in the Edgewater neighborhood. I had some free time in the morning, so out came the old sketchpad and watercolor palette.Read More
During Sturgis' Bike Rally we try to escape the craziness each year. This year we are back in northern Illinois to visit family, friends, and my 40th high school reunion. OK. Now you know how old I am.Read More
It was a hot one today. The heat and I are not close friends.
While some hardy Black Hills folk will be outdoorsy with hiking or biking, I prefer 70s and 80s for that kind of activity.Read More
It happens every once in awhile. Okay, a lot. When promoting events for theater or live concerts, high-resolution images are needed for print materials and for print media.Read More
June 4 was a beautiful Black Hills day in Spearfish, SD. It was a day filled with enjoying sitting in the sun and finishing up the last of my flower garden planting. Restlessness soon settled in because it was too nice to sit in the house, or sit in the sun, or do housework.Read More
Say goodbye to "Meadow at Dusk," a 16"x20" original oil depicting a spring evening in Johnson Siding (Rapid City). This piece is ...Read More
A month or so ago, Jack and I took an unscheduled, spontaneous trip over the border into Wyoming. It was a beautiful Saturday, and we just didn't feel like doing boring weekend chores. We're lucky to ...Read More
20 x 30 acrylic on 1.5" cradled gessbord, "DC Booth Trout"
Finally finished up this very detailed painting. This type of painting style, particularly this piece, took me much longer than my more traditional style of ...Read More
Because it's the 75th Sturgis Rally and my place of employment is smack in the middle of it...it closes for the week. Paid. Yup. Thank you Matthews!
My week off gives me a great stay-cation and the opportunity to start new paintings. I have several new pieces in the sketch stage. The sketch below is a scene from my flower garden in Spearfish, SD...Read More
For the last two studio sessions, I've gone to a more illustrative form of painting. This particular painting is of a path leading up to the top of Crow Peak ...Read More
Cold, dreary day in the Black Hills of South Dakota today. Good day to get back to painting. I've had this ...Read More
May 11 in the Black Hills of South Dakota means a dark, rainy, and COLD (37 degrees) day. That wasn't in the plan. We were going to hit some local nurseries for...Read More
I finally got to do some painting today. We moved to Spearfish, SD last Labor Day and with work being so hectic and the world's longest winter -- ever, painting tookRead More
While Jack and his 2 kids were at the Spearfish Rec Center enjoying the pool, I used it as a day to paint the third in a series of Bear Butte ...Read More