Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Down Canyon

This is the view from Mountain Village at Big Sky, Montana.  I had gotten up before dawn to watch the sun rise over the mountains.  It was a beautiful subtle sky with thin clouds that reflected the rosy hues.  To capture the breadth of the view I decided to paint on three separate panels and frame them together.  The frame is a beautiful black frame with a glossy finish.  

Down Canyon, Triptych, oil on gessoboard, 6 x 24"

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Rocks and River

Rocks and River,  oil on canvas, 16 x 20", $1250.

This scene is along the Missouri River near Cascade, Montana.
There was a full moon rising in a very clear sky but there was a pink glow on everything from the setting sun.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Big Sky

   Lone Mountain dominates the landscape at Big Sky.  I got up early one morning to watch the sun illuminate the peak and work her way down her flanks.  No snow, it was early fall.  

Lone Mountain Sans Snow.  oil on gessoboard, 
6 x 8",  $150

Friday, 31 March 2017

Back in the Saddle

This is my first post in quite a long time.  I've had to take a breather due to health issues, but am recovering and back in my studio now.  It feels great to be painting again!

This painting is of the Bridger Mountains down around Livingston, Montana when the trees are just leafing out and there is a fresh green in the landscape.

Bridger Spring, 6 x 6", oil on gessoboard
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Sunday, 6 March 2016

New Work for Russell Week

                                            Huddle,  oil on board,  11 x 14" ,  $600.

     Russell Week, for those of you non western art followers,  is a big week for western art in, of all places,  Great Falls, Montana, where I went to high school.   I never would have thought in the 60's that Great Falls would become an art town.  But,  thanks to Charles Marion Russell and his followers,  the C.M. Russell Museum started an annual auction and it has grown into one of the biggest auctions of western art bringing in over $1 million in sales.  The major hotels turn their rooms into galleries for the hundreds of artists that come to exhibit their paintings and  sculpture.

      I will be participating for the first time in the Out West Art Show in the Heritage Inn.  The dates are March 17th - 19th.  Room 175.  

      The image above is one of the new pieces that I will be exhibiting in the show.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Welcome Winter

I never thought I'd be welcoming winter since I consider myself a palm tree gal,  but since I've moved to Montana I find I love the colors of this season.

 Plus, winter is fun here with both downhill and xcountry skiing close by.  Not to mention the sauna at my health club.  

So,  here is one of my first  tiny snow paintings.   I am still mesmerized by how blue the light is when the sun is almost gone.

Sun on Aspens,  6 x 6 oil on board,  
framed in sliver plein 'air frame
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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Getting Ready for my show at the Holter Museum

Down to the wire I'm putting finishing touches on a couple of large oils.

Wish I could finish them sooner so the paint was drier when I delivered them.

 Here are the finished images:

                                           Willows at Simms,  oil,  62 x 54"

                                            Two Trees,  oil,  62 x 54"

And a smaller one

Last Light on the Missouri,  oil on canvas,  18 x 24"