Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Sundance Kid

The west is full of folklore and myth. The stories of its settlement and the chaos that existed are relatively reachable looking back only a few generations. My ancestors settled in the Salt Lake Valley and Central Utah. As kids we grew up hearing stories of our pioneer ancestors, cowboys and native Americans, and the infamous outlaws. Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were the stories discussed around the campfire on out Boy Scout camp outs.

Here is The Sundance Kid, (oil canvas, 30"x 40") and the preliminary sketch.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Answering the Call

I painted this based on some experiences I had in southern Argentina. It is about three companions and our leader "Answering the Call" in a small town called Pique. It was so enjoyable to paint I am tempted to do a really large version of it. This one is an oil on canvas and 30"x 40". 

Check out this video Joel Addams made about the painting.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Upcoming Show

This painting is for a show in southern California next month. The show is compiled of amazing painters that worked as apprentices under the artist David Dornan. Since Dave lives and works in Helper Utah, the show is about the experience of working in that small town. Helper is in southeastern Utah and once thrived on mining and the railroad, so I painted this piece of a train and some men that helped it along the rail.

Helper Train, 48"x 48", oil on canvas.
Available at the Coda Gallery in Palm Desert.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

# 63 and # 64 Wright Commissions

I recently just finished off the second and third commission for the Wright family. It was a privilege to paint such adorable children. Here are all three hanging together. All of them are 24"x 24", oil on canvas.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

# 62 Urie Commission

The head series continues, slowly, but surely. This is a commission for an awesome family in SLC. It is # 62 out of 100. 24"x 24", oil on canvas.