Despite the lack of quality art education in our children’s schools, Sadie is developing her natural instincts as a budding artist. She has recognized something that she loves, and she is wanting to spend the effort to improve.
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso
While working on a new painting that has a lot of grays, I thought it would be a good idea to see how many grays I could create with just a few colors. Turns out, more than enough.
February 8th, 2013
It’s been about a year since I’ve finished my first painting, and this is it. I’m posting this now as I’m reorganizing my office, and I’m trying to figure out where to hang it. It was done in acrylic on plywood (2′ x 4′), and painted over a few months during graduate school. I was Read More
November 26th, 2011
On the surface, a brown trout may not be that beautiful, but have you ever really examined one up close? They are a lot like snowflakes. As a whole, they’re very similar. Study a single fish for just a moment and you start to see the unique patterns and colors each fish possesses. Then compare Read More
November 17th, 2011
OK, it’s not ten degrees outside, but winter will be here before you can say “Achooo!” Snow is now flying in the high country, and thoughts have turned to skiing and other winter activities. However, late in the season, the snow and the cold temps get old, and folks get “cabin fever” longing for warmer Read More
October 17th, 2011
Here are a few pencil sketches I made of various Colorado coldwater gamefish – Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Colorado River Cutthroat, Greenback Cutthroat, Brook Trout, and Mountain Whitefish. Originally, I wanted some art for my living room, but I was too cheap to buy it. I hadn’t drawn anything in years (like 20), and I Read More
September 1st, 2011
August 30th, 2011
It’s been three months since our family vacation (and fly fishing trip) to Andros Island, Bahamas, and I’m feeling the need to preserve a few memories in paint. So, my latest painting project is a bonefish I caught on one of my guided days on Andros. On one particular day, my guide (Frankie Neymour) had Read More
August 29th, 2011