Truck Painting With Scott Gellatly

Truck Painting

Moose Mountain, Doug Swinton

I forgot how much I like truck painting. Last week I went out with Scott Gellatly and we did some little paintings in the front seat of my truck. I used to do this with Jerry Markham all the time. We would go out in the dead of winter at -25 and paint in the truck with the heater on. It almost felt like cheating. Heater on radio on coffee in the cup holder….wait thats thinner……oops….

Thanks Scott for busting my chops to get out there. Winter is such a cool time to paint, More to come foe sho.

Strokes of Genius 4

The Best of Drawing - Exploring Line

Strokes of Genius 4

"Line is arguably the most fundamental and direct element in art, and also the most expressive ... as personal as handwriting. Strokes of Genius 4 explores the linework of more than 100 contemporary masters. These artists tell the stories of their varied subjects through strong verticals and sweeping diagonals, quick staccatos and loose, sensuous strokes."

I'm proud to have been included in this beautiful publication.  

Southwest Art Magazine - October 2012

Spotlight on Drawing

Doug Swinton - Southwest Art Magazine - October 2012

"The thing that attracted me to draw Brandi was the simplicity of her image. When I saw her I thought she would make an awesome drawing. There wasn't a lot of shading involved. It was about her eyes, nose and mouth, silhouetted by her shock of blond hair. Her mysterious allure - nothing else. It sounds cliché but the truth of the matter is that simplicity wins out every time. Though I like to challenge myself continually, there comes a time when I just know I can draw something end and enjoy it. BRANDI embodied this."

Pray Montana - Paradise Valley

In Paradise Valley.

Pray Montana - Paradise Valley

The studio was the only cool spot in the house today.

This is a 14x18 oil painting from a little sketch I did last summer. Beautiful spot. Join me - I'm going back there for this workshop:

Yellowstone & Paradise Valley - Montana Painting Retreat

Rungius Genius

Visit to the Glenbow Archives

Rungius Genius

For years I've known that are some wonderful Carl Rungius paintings archived in the Glenbow Museum and I've often expressed my desire to see them. So, as a birthday gift from the bewitching Michelle Grant, she arranged to have a private viewing in the depths of the Glenbow. What I expected and what I saw were light years apart. I thought I'd see 4 or 5 little field sketches and 2 or 3 bigger pieces with a few animals in it. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see what I saw...

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