Monday, September 27, 2010

Big Buffalo Painting

I decided to paint a large painting of a group of buffalo. It ended up as a triptych of three 30 x 48 canvases so that the final size is 48 x 90. This was great fun to work on. I really do prefer to paint on a big canvas, its liberating somehow...
I was finishing it up at the Custer show - people like to see how you lady asked "Why blue?" and I replied "Why not?"

Badlands Painting

Camped at the primitive Sage Creek Campground on the western edge of the Badlands Park. Although it wasn't the dramatic Badlands view like the previous photo, it was beautiful country with softer hills and buttes. A couple large buffalo would lumber past each morning, and coyotes yipped in the night. I got a couple paintings done there - here's one of the view from the campsite. Its 20" x 40" acrylics.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I've been painting in the Badlands the last few days on the way to Custer. Its beautiful country - will post some photos of the works in progress... but here's the view from one of the overlooks.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stormy weather

This beautiful storm passed through a couple days ago. Gorgeous! Today I'm heading out to the Badlands to paint for a few days before the Custer show next week-end. Weather's supposed to be beautiful....can't wait!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Woo hoo!

Had a great show at the Sidewalk Arts Festival last week-end in Sioux Falls. Sold a couple landscapes during the show, and then took a painting on approval at the end of the show to a couple who lived nearby. They ended up buying four paintings! Lots of fun. The paintings really looked good in their house... also got a couple commissions from the show and the interest of a local gallery owner, at Sticks and Steel. I will take some landscapes for her to display at the October 1st artwalk.

Sioux Falls Show

Setting up in the early dawn for the Sioux Falls show last week-end...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Painting Picnic

Headed out to Oak Lake for a picnic and painting. Drove right up to the top of the hill in the Jeep to catch the breeze and escape the bugs! Theo made a hole under the Jeep and curled up in the shade...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Buffalo Nickel

Here's another work in progress. I decided to paint a couple round canvases with both sides of the buffalo nickel on them for the Custer show at the end of the month. Lots of fun!

Sympathetic Clouds

Spent a nerve-racking couple of days worrying about hurricane Earl nearing the coast of NC. My mom stayed at my house. Last night when it became clear that the danger had passed (the worst of the storm stayed offshore) the clouds here billowed up. I sent this photo to my mom and said we had "sympathetic clouds" for her hurricane. So glad its over...