Sunday, February 18, 2018

Oils - Mountains and Skies

Montana is certainly big, third largest of the lower 48. Known as the land of the big sky, it is a state of stark visual contrasts in topography and ecology. The towering Rocky Mountains are bunched and buckled in the western part of the state. The vast fields of grasses—an unmade bed of rolling lands—fill all that is east of the Continental Divide. Whether standing in the western or the eastern part of the state, both mountains and range lands lie at the base of a great, arching, expanse of sky, attesting to that apt description, "Big Sky." What a wonderful sight to attempt to capture, with brush and paint, on canvas and paper.


Upcoming Events

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. 

Stumptown Marketplace

Twenty of my paintings are featured in the Stumptown Marketplace in Whitefish throughout the summer.

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