Saturday, November 23, 2019

Mountain Oyster Club Show and Sale

The Mountain Oyster Club is presenting its 50th Contemporary Western Art Show and Sale!
Opening November 24, the show runs through January 11, 2020.

You can see all the art at

I have two pieces in the show.

Fox Run
7" X 13"
Original Oil

Summer Gold
24" X 17"
Original Oil

Mountain Oyster Club
6400 E. El Dorado Circle
Tucson, Arizona
(520) 623-3417

Friday, November 22, 2019

Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show

If you haven't had a chance to check out the 2019 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show,
now is the time.
The show continues through November 30 at the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
You can also see the show online at

My painting Stealth - Amur Tiger is included in the show.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Changing up the order

Almost always, I start my wildlife paintings with the background. Top to bottom, distant background to foreground. Next I'll work on the animal's eyes and then the rest of the head.

In this piece, I really wanted to work on the dust/elephant intersection on the left side of the painting. It is this area which tells a lot of the story - that moment when the elephant emerges from the brush.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A warmer clime

After spending time in the arctic in the last painting, I thought "moving" to a warmer area would be a nice change.

I am amazed how elephants can disappear in the brush.
One time near Victoria Falls I walked right past a large elephant - without seeing him. Someone watching down the road was surprised I showed no fear. Well, if I had seen him I might have at least walked on the other side of the road!
When a big bull makes his presence known, it is overwhelming.

Sunday, November 3, 2019


Ice Bear
22" X 36"
Original Oil

Thanks for following along. Next up, a warmer clime.