After a couple of years I move further north to Humboldt County and have remained here, with a couple of adventures elsewhere, since 1977. Humboldt is where my education as a painter really started. There were several painters in the area whom I met through a life drawing group. Three of them, Curtis Otto, James Moore and George Van Hook became close friends as well as the three painters I learned so much from for the next few years. We painted daily together and George and I shared a studio for a couple of years. Working so closely with artists beyond ones own level was such a great way to learn to see.
I paint small and large on location. I’ve painted as large as 54×84 outdoors, but normally work 9×12 to 30×40. I may work one to fifteen or twenty sittings outdoors. I have no set rules but work until I feel I’ve completed the painting. Sometimes years later I will re-work a painting in the studio when I feel it is not quite working. It is funny how time can often change how we perceive our work.
I always look at as much art as I can, historical and contemporary. I learn from all of it. I will always keep painting and trying to grow as a painter. I think that will never end.
I’ve posted one of my small plein air and one larger plein air below.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and look at my work.
9 x 12 inches
20 x 16 inches
“Glacier National Park”
9 x 12 inches
“Sunlight Goat Rock, Catalina Island”
11 x 14 inches
12 x 16 inches
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Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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