Hi there, and thank you for dropping by. What a fun time it has been in the art world of late. There are a couple recently uploaded photos in New Work for you to look at if you would like that kind of explain some of the things I have been working on. "Summer Pasture" is a scene painted of my favorite place in the world: Lake Plateau, here in the Beartooth Mountains. I have been going there since I was a kid and if you could see into it better you would spot some of my horses enjoying some of the succulent summer grass to be found there for a couple months out of the year. I have been camping under a couple old white pines in the distance for many years and find it to be a very pleasant place. I hope to show you some of the other views in the future. The season is short because camp is at timberline (about 10,000 ft.) Besides good pasture to keep the horses happy, there is always snow to keep the coolers cool, wood is plentiful for camp fires, and the fishing is phenomenal. Painting it was my way of enjoying the place even though it is probably been under 20 ft. of snow at the moment...! I hope you can enjoy it, too.
In other painting news I participated in the local Quick Draw and Fundraiser for our high school kids. This was the 24th year I have been in it and wouldn't miss it for the world.
The water color and oil painting classes wound up after the long winter. Koodos go out to all the great students who braved snowy roads and freezing temperatures to come to the class so faithfully. Thank you all. There has been interest in a spring plein aire class so if any of you would care to join us while we enjoy painting in the shade of the cottonwoods along some creek please don't hesitate to sign up by calling (406)328-4694 to reserve your spot.
Have a wonderful and well deserved spring everyone. Again, my sincere thank you for being here.