Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just Ducky

Feather underpainting roughed in. It'll come off the easel for a few days, before some glazing
and final brushwork. Looking forward to the next canvas...back to fish, I think.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Eyeing the End

The wood duck as it sits today. The eye breathed some life into it.
There's still a lot of feather work to do, among other stuff, but its taking shape.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Little Background

This duck was photographed by my brother in Nebraska. 
It's Autumn there, but that's not like Autumn here, so I opted to change the background up
a bit to give the duck a more local northern frontier flavor.
It's coming along, but there's a lot of hours left.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Underneath It All

I always hesitate posting beginning stage pictures of new works.
The underpainting is the first of many layers, the first minutes of many hours,
 the underlying foundation on which to build.
 To block in color and get rid of the glaring white of the blank canvas.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Last Light

This one comes from a quick shot I snapped from the truck window while coming home from a fishing trip.

"Sunset on an Adirondack Pond"
16x20 Acrylic on canvas

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Big Better Flys

If you've ever fished an Ausable Wulff, Bomber or a Haystack,
then you've fished with part of Adirondack history.
Big, buggy and buoyant, they were specifically designed for fast turbulent water.
Created by Francis Betters, they epitomize fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Nestled next to Route 86, by the bridge, in Wilmington, NY, these sculptures stand over 
the West Branch as a tribute and memorial to Fran Betters, an Adirondack legend. 

You can learn more about the ongoing memorial project on their Facebook page.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Technicolor Mountains

The annual trip to the Adirondacks happened this past weekend.
 The colors were pretty much at their peak, and exceptionally vivid this season, despite the dry conditions we've had all year. 

Colors along the West Branch of the Ausable River

The view from atop Whiteface Mountain. Lake placid, Mirror Lake and the high peaks region.

Looking North

The East Branch of the Ausable River.
We need rain.


Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016