Painting

“Backbone”
Size of original painting: 30″ x 40″
Media: Acrylic on canvas

The geological landmark depicted in this painting is a formation called “the Devils Backbone”, which is located just west of Loveland, CO. The line of the horse’s back with in site of the “backbone” formation, caught my eye, and inspired this painting.
*The framed original is available for purchase from the artist. 
*The artist has some giclee’ prints in stock, contact artist for details.

 

 

“The Swing “
18” x 24”
Media: acrylic on canvas, laser cut frame

This painting is a conceptual portrait about potential.  I met this young woman on a job site. She was young, athletic, fearless, focused, hardworking, self-motivated, creative, positive, generous, fair, honest and fun to work with; the qualities of an excellent role model. While taking a lunch break near the construction site, near the lake, we noticed a swing in the trees, down by the lake.  The shadows under the trees seemed vibrant on the sunny day on the high plains.  The colors and view struck me, as she sat swinging, pensively looking up toward the sky; towards her potential, towards creating her own future, as a woman and a person”.

The story of the Laser cut frame: “While I was painting this picture, I happened to run across this children’s three verse poem by Robert Louis Stevenson called “the Swing”. As I read, a tune popped into my mind. I composed words to a chorus and added a fourth verse, from the point of view of adult reflecting back on life, childhood and potential realized! The words to the poem with the extra verse and chorus (in the form of a song) are etched into the frame of the finished piece. I felt that etching the song/poem to the frame, added to the overall visual statement. You as the viewer can decide”.

*The original canvas in a laser etched frame is available for purchase from the artist.
*A full-sized print (on stretched canvas) with a laser etched frame is also available for purchase.
*A smaller size print (on stretched canvas) with a laser etched frame is also available for purchase.
*Unframed giclee’ prints can be ordered (with or without a printed version of the frame)

 

 

“Horsetooth Rock Mandolin”
Size of original painting: 18” x 24”
Media: Watercolor and colored pencil

This painting was originally designed for the Midwinter Bluegrass Festival Poster.  The festival used to be located in Fort Collins within view of Horsetooth Rock, a landmark west of Fort Collins (Today the festival continues in north Denver, and is held every Feb. on Presidents day weekend). The glass on the original framed piece includes hand painted lettering by Fort Collins legendary sign painter, Harold Asmus, who opened his shop around 1946.  He was a master of the traditional craft of “sign writing”, (hand painted lettering), a once a skilled profession that has become outdated by computers.

*The framed original (with Harold Asmus painted lettering) is available for purchase from the artist.
*Giclee’ prints can be made, contact artist for details.

 

 

“Banjo in the Cotton”
Size of original painting: 18” x 24”
Media: Watercolor and colored pencil

This piece was inspired by my “Bluegrass” music educational experience at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas (1992-93).   The school was surrounded on two sides by fields of cotton.   It is also a tribute to two notable Bluegrass Instructors that I had the opportunity to work with; Joe Carr and Alan Munde (of Country Gazette fame).   The original framed piece includes hand painted lettering on the glass, by Fort Collins legendary sign painter, Harold Asmus, who opened his sign painting shop around 1946 on Pine Street in Old Town.  He was a master of the traditional craft of “sign writing” (hand painted lettering), once a skilled profession that has become outdated by computers.”
*The framed original (with Harold Asmus painted lettering) is available for purchase from the artist.
*Giclee’ prints can be made, contact artist for details.

 

 

“Western Interior with Guitars”
14” x 17”
Media: Oil on canvas

Original in private collection

I wanted to experiment with an old masters’ approach to creating an oil painting (original painting in private collection).
*The artist has some giclée prints in stock, contact for details.
*Prints can be ordered in various sizes. 

 

 

Fawn