Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Some plein air paintings from Glacier National Park during 2017. Having grown up here in this area of Montana has had a profound influence on my artistic inclinations. I love painting these plein air landscapes, inspite of the cold, the wind, the thousands of tourists swarming around.
I'm looking forward to creating some large scale paintings as my next body of artwork. based on my plein air studies and photos from Glacier Park.
|Glacier Park autumn 2017.|
I pulled over on the side of Going to the Sun Road and painted this scene.
|Another plein air near St. Marys outside of Glacier Park, autumn 2017. |
|A plein air piece from summer 2017. |
The day started out beautiful and ended with rain pouring down and I grabbed everything and ran inside the lodge with all of the other tourists.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
|My back yard growing up in Montana|
|Where I grew up.|
I had always loved art and wanted to be an artist living in Montana and painting the beautiful world that surrounded me.
Life gets in the way, things change, paths take a different course. I didn't become a full time artist until much later in life. But my heart longed to return to the place where my art spirit was born.
|Taking a lunch break with one of my best painting buds, Abigail VanCannon up in Glacier Park.|
I began taking little painting trips back up to Montana over these past 5 years.
Last year I took my art buddy Abigail and we painted in Glacier Park.
|Hockaday Museum of Art Plein Air show and Sale in Kalispell, Montana|
This year, I applied to the Hockaday Museum of Art Plein Air 2017 event. I was one of 30 artists chosen to participate in the event. The big show and sale will be this coming Saturday. at the Hockaday Museum in Kalispell, Mt.
This is full circle now in my art journey. I return as a professional artist to the place where my art spirit was born.