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Twirling Syd, pastel, 16×22
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Just a simple moment caught in time.  A girl sings a song and twirls an umbrella.  A cell phone camera captures the moment.  That moment, shared among friends becomes a moment of inspiration.  The artist eye sees that moment,... Read More

Nothing to Wear, Pastel on Canson Paper
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Four months of drawing the figure two nights a week.  Working from a model, we worked out proportions, foreshortening, anatomy, and skin tone values.  Soon, it was time to create our final project.  The assignment was open: the human... Read More

Lilacs, oil on linen
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For a week, I stood in the backyard studying the form and color of lilacs.  Hidden among the trees, I tested out Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Violet Deep, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Raw and Burnt Umber and Rose... Read More

3rd Annual Expressions Art Show July 25-August 4
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It’s time for our 3rd Annual Expressions Art Show here in Fort Collins. I’m excited to show some new floral paintings that I’ve been working on as well as a couple of figurative pieces. Branching out into floral and... Read More

Along the Yampa River, Oil on Canvas Panel, 8×10
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Click to Bid Each painting brings back memories.  This painting “Along the Yampa River” is no exception. Last fall, I participated in the Steamboat Plein Air Event, a week-long plein air event that supports the Steamboat Art Museum.  At... Read More

Cheryl Portrait Study 16×12 oil on linen panel
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An alla prima oil painting of Cheryl from our bi-monthly portrait painting session. We are lucky to have so many professional and amateur models willing to sit for us. Each session is 3 hours, with 10 minute breaks every... Read More