Monday, January 22, 2018

Passing Storm

I made numerous studies and sketches for this composition. I was captivated by the extremely strong visual pull of the plowed lines created by the furrows. Those receding rain-soaked ridges and mounds tended to pull the viewers eye out of the picture. The placement clump of trees on the far right and the bright setting sun provides a strong visual stop and sends the eye back along the fence line to the left side of the painting. Creating the darker area at the lower right hand corner directs the eye back again to the setting sun to traversing an endless circuit around the painting.

Additional Info

  • Medium: Oil
  • Available: Sold
  • Dimensions: 20" x 16"


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Shafers Restaurant

Shafers is one of Bigfork's newest resturants in Woods Bay and features an amazing chef. They also feature some twenty of my paintings—both Western Wildlands and Western Ranch Life. For a special treat find your way to Mountain Lake Lodge for a culinary and visual treat.  

Home Gallery and Studio

I spent nearly three months this winter painting every day from about 10am to 6pm at the Arizona Art Expo. I joined 100 other artist displaying work and painting each day. My motive was to explore a fresh "voice" in my painting style while concentratiing on pursuing an increased "Impressionistic" view. It was an invaluable experience and as a result I finished about 35 new works. These pieces can be viewed at our Home Gallery and Studio at 546 Grand Drive, in Bigfork. Give me a call and we'll make an appointment for you to come by. The works will also be hung on our deck overlooking Bigfork Bay the first weekend in August at the Bigfork Festival of the Arts. 

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