Thursday, April 28, 2016

"Abide" 36x48, Oil on Canvas

"Abide" 36x48, Oil on Canvas

These mountains were here before you and I were born and they will continue for lifetimes still. I remember looking over this range in Big Bend National Park as a rain storm had been passing through. They call them the "Dead Horse Mountains" because of the lack of water for miles and miles. These enduring, strong and weathered rocks. Like the spines of earth itself.


Friday, April 22, 2016

"Morning of Creation" 60x40, Oil on Canvas

"Morning of Creation" 60x40, Oil on Canvas

This comes from a quote from John Muir who wrote, "One learns that the world, though made, is yet being made; that this is still the morning of creation..."

Happy Earth Day to this beautiful, weary planet.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Whisper" 36x36, Oil on Gessobord

"Whisper" 36x36, Oil on Gessobord

I finished this piece after some time being sick. I wanted to capture that last light coming through a gray mist. The land looked so rumpled and soft at the same time. I tried to be a little looser this time as I was going for the feeling between those dark rocks, the light, the silent whispers that we can hear if we let it in.