Sunday, March 29, 2015

Arrival in Colorado.

The last of thirteen paintings arrived at the Vilona Gallery in Boulder, Colorado for an April show.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Deep in the heart of Texas

Occasionally I get to see a painting in its new home. Gibson's Barn lives in a beautiful spot, deep in the heart of Texas.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

On collecting

Well worth the read.

Monday, March 9, 2015

For scale

One of the biggest reasons I moved the studio a couple years ago was for space. The work is getting ever larger, and I didn't have enough room to either set it up at an easel, to get back from it enough to see, or even more problematic, to photograph it. In the space I'm in now I have a white wall- well it was just a plasterboard wall until my son Todd got after it with a big roller and buckets of paint- large enough to install a gallery hanging system. And my old friend, the multi-talented Tim White- helped me figure out how to light the large landscape work I am doing. But the scale is still hard to convey, so I decided to put my studio mate to work.

Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Yellowstone National Park, oil on canvas, 30 x 120 inches.
With Uly, 120 lbs of good company.

Trespass, 48 x 120 inches, oil on canvas, curio cabinet.

Along Kebler Pass, 48 x 100 inches, oil on canvas, curio cabinet.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


For years I've told Darby my only habits are bad ones. I hope that's not entirely true, but I certainly seem to have fallen out of the habit of posting to this journal.

But my buddy David Oleski is much more disciplined, and an email conversation we were having turned into a post on his studio journal. You can find it here.

Maybe that will fill the bill for the moment, and get me jumpstarted to get back in the habit. There's lots going on. Well, besides snowshoeing with the pups.