Friday, October 21, 2011

# 46 Scarlet

Sometimes a painting almost just paints itself.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

#45 The Most Remarkable Eliza Jane

This little gal is the daughter of one of my best friends. She has hinted that she would like to be painted. Her father and I teamed up to paint her portrait for her sixth birthday. Happy Birthday Eliza Jane!!!

Recent Commission

Here is a recent commission I did. 48"x 48" oil on canvas.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Painter in Studio 2009

This painting is the companion piece to the one of Dave Dornan below. This one is quite a bit smaller. I wanted to not only do a portrait of Dave but a painting of him working. If you have ever watched him make a painting you are well aware of how entertaining and effective his approach is. I finished these two up about 2 years ago.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"Will you donate a painting?"

I did this little painting(along with another) for a fundraiser last summer it is 12"x12" oil on panel. For some reason this one did not sell. The other one was gone before I could take a picture of it. I really like this one and find it really fun. I think I am going to do a larger version.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

# 44 Officer

This is one great guy. Not only is he out serving and protecting, but he just got back from a tour in the middle east. After painting someone and their siblings you get a feeling for a family, the Mitchell family is amazing and has all my respect. I tried some new things with the chemistry of this painting and I really like how the paint flowed.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

# 43 Pig Tails

This little gal is incredible. She is a force and she will definitely make her mark on the world. Rarely do you meet someone with so much personality. At the ripe old age of 5 she is and expert at reading, writing, playing the violin and pretty much anything you can do she can do better.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Artist in his Studio

This is a painting I did a couple years ago. The painting is of my professor David Dornan who I ended up apprenticing for after graduating from the University of Utah. He is a prolific painter. Dave is also one of the most generous people I know. So much of what I have learned over the years about painting is connected to something Dave taught me. This painting is 5 x 5 feet and is currently hanging in the Spring Salon in Springville, Utah. Go check it out.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Blog Coming Soon....

I am going to start another blog here soon and fill it with the work I have done recently. I thought it would be fun to document the journey of a Grad Student trying to find himself. The work will be all over the place, however it will illustrate how I came to find what I want to paint.

Friday, April 15, 2011

# 42 Samo

I admire this man's artistic approach. He painted without inhibition and wish I could do the same. He felt so at home with a brush in his hand and some good jazz music playing. "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

# 41 James

I never realized how complicated flannel would be to paint. This is one fascinating guy. Rarely does one meet someone so genuine and sincere.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

# 40 Grace

This commission was a fun one. Her name does an excellent job of describing who she is. I am sure she will grow up to do amazing things. What an honor to paint her portrait.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This is the lovable dog of the renown painter Erin Westenskow Berret. We did a trade last year and I could not be happier with the Triumph Motorcycle I got in return. She is a great painter, check out her link in the upper right corner. Every painter needs a great dog. From what I have heard Steve was an amazing companion. Thanks Erin!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


This was a fun portrait of some kids from a great family. Oil on canvas 30"x 40".