Tuesday, 10 February 2015


I am thrilled that the 30 Paintings in 30 Days project was such a success.   Of the 31 paintings I posted  29 have sold,  plus two more sold in the show at the Lewis & Clark Library.  I was able to write a check to Prickly Pear Land Trust for $700.  
I thoroughly enjoyed the month and now that it's over feel like I have all this time on my hands.  It was a busy month.  But,  onward.   I'll spend the next few weeks working on some large oils for the landscape show at Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas.  The show opens April 4th.  Here are a couple just finished.  
 Landforms,  oil on canvas, 24 x 48"

Grainfields, oil on canvas, 24 x 48"

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Final 30 in 30 Painting

This is the last painting in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days series to Benefit Prickly Pear Trust. 
 The remaining paintings will be for sale at this special price of $100 through the weekend only.  
25 Paintings have sold!  Thank you all!

Into the Light #3,  pastel on board,  6 x 6"
$100,  ready to frame,  free shipping

Monday, 2 February 2015


This is not the final painting!  I will post one more since I removed the abstract painting that I posted early in this process.  So, to have an even 30 Montana landscapes I will post the last one in the next day or so.  Stay tuned!

Winter Cottonwoods, pastel, 5 x 7"
$100,  ready to frame, free shipping

Sunday, 1 February 2015

#29 - Almost There!

Day 29 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.  I'll post one more tomorrow. 
 I have thoroughly enjoyed this venture for so many reasons.  First, it has served to focus my painting. The painting has to be done and posted daily.  It hast to be small.  It will be either oil or pastel.  It will be a Montana subject and if possible, the Helena area and if possible an area that Prickly Pear Land Trust has acquired or is working on acquiring for public use.  These  parameters lighten the load of decisions I have to make each morning in my studio and makes it easier to get to work.

   In addition,  it's been fun to post them and get immediate feedback from  people seeing them on Facebook, Daily Paintworks, my blog and website.  I've enjoyed meeting new friends and feeling a shared value of these beautiful locations.  I feel more in touch with other people in the Helena area who are actively using the land PPLT has preserved - skiing, mountain biking, hiking, or just enjoying it as part of our common landscape. 
Buyers have spanned the continent from Maine and Massachusetts to California and many in the Helena area.  I expected support from Montanans but am surprised by the buyers from the east coast and California who signed up. So thank you all!  

Mt. Ascension, Winter,  pastel, 6 x 6"
$100,  ready to frame, free shipping