May 12, 2020

A report from the studio during these challenging times.

I confess social distancing presents no problem for this artist! I typically spend my days in the company of oil paint, brushes, canvas, paper, and pastels. None of which constitute a viral threat. I am taking every precaution, even though Montana has been relatively unaffected, and has such enviable built in social distancing. This is a big state with few people.

Unlike so many of us, my days are pretty much the same as they were before the pandemic. I am among the fortunate few.

I hope you and yours are well, staying safe, and that things will be closer to normal before long.

Now, more than ever, let’s keep in touch,


April 21, 2020

The past week I've been exploring working in pastel over monotypes.  I was initially inspired by works by Degas that were done in this fashion.  The process involves first making a monotype by painting with etching ink on a plate, and then printing one impression on an etching press.

Marshall Noice | Snake River, Afternoon | Monotype with Pastel | 18x18

When the print is dry, I draw on top of the monotype with pastel to create the one of a kind finished work on paper.  I’m excited by the results I’m getting!  Let me know what you think.

Let’s keep in touch,


April 14, 2020

Winter storm watch today in much of western Montana. That kind of weather is not especially unusual for this time of year. But I’m in my studio mitigating the cool temperatures with an underpainting in warm colors. Cadmium yellow medium, perylene red, pyrol orange, and quinacridone magenta! I’m curious to see where this beginning leads.

Let’s keep in touch,


“When it’s springtime in Alaska it’s forty below.”

~ Johnny Horton

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