Saturday, December 18, 2021


 Shira's Suitor    Original Oil    24" X 48"

I found this painting particularly satisfying as it reminds me of a special close encounter. As I was hidden against a tree, the cow walked by me and then the bull. Though they were quite close, the pair were more focused on each other than any thing else. They walked up on to a grassy area so my lower angle made them look even larger. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

More Moose


I've used shades of purple for highlights on the bull's coat.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Award Winner!


My painting Crab Dinner has won a Merit Award for the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society's Fall Online Show.

There were 1600+ paintings submitted with 200 chosen for the show. You can view the show here:

Friday, December 3, 2021


 Before I started on the moose, I thought the mountains in the distance needed a bit more definition. I've added a hint of fall snow and a closer hill section for more interest.

Where to begin. I decided to start with the bull's antlers then focus on the heads.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021



For the trees, I start with their structure (trunk, large branches) then soften with loose edges and lighter greens on the sunlit side.

Blocking in the ground colors

From these base colors I'll build up the grasses and other vegetation after I've worked on the moose.