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Perspective in the Desert

Perspective in the Desert

    Find the dog. The dog is a reference to how big the area is because otherwise it could look small. It could mean that house crushing boulder on the left looks a little less impressive. Those boulders on the right like inconsequential little rocks. Perspective […]

Fourth Yellow Onion & Why I Decided to Stop Using Alizarin Crimson

Fourth Yellow Onion & Why I Decided to Stop Using Alizarin Crimson

  There isn’t much to say about this painting. It’s the 4th of 9 yellow onion paintings I’m working on. It didn’t give me much trouble, but most of my paintings lately haven’t. I think I’ve officially reached a point where I can quickly and […]

Change on the Horizon

Change on the Horizon

  This is far from my usual posts, so I apologize in advance. Last week had me reeling. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out my emotions and as a result it was a very unproductive week. Early Wednesday morning, there was a […]

The Third Yellow Onion & Some Watercolor Sketches

The Third Yellow Onion & Some Watercolor Sketches

  Sometimes the original plan for a painting doesn’t work out. For instance, on this painting there was a chunk of onion skin on the right hand side. I was a little over half done with it before I realized that the source of my […]

Needles Overlook During a Storm

Needles Overlook During a Storm

  The Needles Overlook of Canyonlands National Park offers stunning views of the park. Most of the time it’s not too exciting, but go during a thunderstorm and you’re in for a treat. It was amazing and a little exciting watching the lighting in the distance, […]

Sulfurous Orb Yellow Onion #2

Sulfurous Orb Yellow Onion #2

This, the second onion, makes me think of a planet. I’m not sure exactly what about it makes me think that, but it’s just very out of this world. This painting is available for sale in my Etsy shop. This little guy was a breeze […]

Photo: 4th of July Fireworks

Photo: 4th of July Fireworks

  It’s that time of year again. Summer heat, popsicles, the red white and blue, and of course fireworks. Happy Independence Day! For me, this day is all about family barbecues and trying to capture fireworks on camera. I’ve only managed to get decent photos […]

Completed Dog Portrait Commission “Trigger”

Completed Dog Portrait Commission “Trigger”

  I mentioned a while back that I had three portraits in progress that I needed to finish. I finished one! This is a commission I did for my mother-in-law. I had given her a portrait of her dog Dopey last Christmas and she soon […]

Bunkers in Spring

Bunkers in Spring

    One of my favorite things is abandoned old structures. All over the island of Kodiak, Alaska are remnants of World War II. Most of the concrete structures are showing their age, but still pretty solid. The one in the picture above is a […]

The Humble Yellow Onion

The Humble Yellow Onion

  It has been a while since I’ve painted onions. If you’ve been following me this year, you’ll remember the Red Onion Trio I finished back in February. I think onions are really fun to paint and I use them in nearly everything I cook […]