Yep, it has been a while. My hiatus was both good and bad. Good in that it was a much needed break and bad that it was such a long one. Oh well, what’s a guy to do but get started again and say “HEY!” to all his friends?
Last winter seemed to go on forever. I was one of the gazillion or so hard working Americas experiencing the recession and a long period of time out of work. I painted plein air a lot while doing the job search and managed a few paintings in the studio as well. As the winter wore on even that slowed to a snails pace and eventually it all but came to a halt in early February. Oh well, “Changes” is the new word and I’m back and busy with the business of art. I’m still unemployed so I’ve made the decision to push harder to market my creative endeavors.
That means new work, new prices and new galleries. And, below, a new medium to compliment the old.
Title: Fog at Red Rocks This is actually a color photograph. If you look closely at the dark rock shape upper left you’ll see a tiny bit of the rust color that makes the Red Rocks area just west of Denver so beautiful. It was one of those gray days and all the color simply disappeared.
And!! Druuuuuum roll!! Some of the same ole same ole from this last few months!!! Three pieces done while the winter crept on, doing it’s best to drive us all nuts and keeping Spring out of our reach. Well, I got news for it, it didn’t work…..totally. 🙂
Anyway, first is a plein air piece done near Sadalia Co. with a group of plein air painting friends.
12×16 inches titled: “Beaver Dam” This maybe deserves to be a larger painting. We’ll see. I’d love to go back this Spring in the GREEN!! and see what it looks like.
And below!! A piece taking half the season to get to and then get finished.
18×24 inches titled “Clear Creek” (Wes’ Bend looking East)
And last but not least is new subjects.
18×24 inches untitled I’ve discovered I like painting the old vehicles and that I’m not too bad at it. (curtsies)
I ( “I” meaning I couldn’t have done it without my wife Debra) produced a short video recently titled “How to Start a Tractor”. It’s in 2 parts and it’s out there on the net somewhere. I’ll post a link in the next installment of my ramblings for everyone to see.
And very last: I have always had a price list for this stuff in the upper right list of links on this page. I’m not crazy about raising prices but it has been a few “years” since I’ve done it. A new price list will replace this one soon. Probably in the next couple of weeks. Until I get it all figured out, if anyone is interested in purchasing any of my work, I’ll honor this current price list until I get the changes made. The changes will be substantial I’m afraid. We’ll be updating the web site as well.
Until next time…..HAPPY DAYS!!!!!! IT”S GETTIN GREEN!!!