Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bud's Horses 8x10

My friends own a beautiful place in the country and owe horses, lots of them. While plein air painting on their place, I thought I would dedicate one study to Bud and his beautiful draft horses. They weren't actually in this scene; I just put them there. One benefit of painting is the artist is free to paint what he/she wants to see.

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