Sunday, May 1, 2011


"Madison" was inspired by a trip to Bozeman, Montana last spring. Even in the rain you are sure to find a fly fishermen every 400 yards or so on the Madison River. This one had waded out into a cropping of boulders (which I did not paint). I could not tell his age but he looked around 30. Judging by his gear, he had been fishing most of his life. His jacket had seen better days and his bag, full of fly gear, looked like it had stories to tell. His movement was fun to watch and almost as much fun to paint. "Madison" is a large 30" X 30" oil painting on stretched canvas (1.5" stretcher bars).

Alstroemeria interpretation

It is interesting what type of flower a person is drawn to. I am often surprised to hear the reasons a certain flower is picked as someone's favorite. I have a friend who proudly declares the Alstroemeria as her favorite. I had to look it up to see what it was and of course I have seen this happy bright flower in many bouquets. I always considered it more of the side show - a filler flower until this friend spoke so highly of it. Looking closer I see all the beautiful lines, colors and patterns that make up this beauty. It is not a filler at all. This is a rather loose interpretation of the Alstroemeria. 
"Alstroemeria interpretation" is a small 12" X 12" acrylic painting on stretched canvas (1.5" stretcher bars).