July 14, 2020

I’m happy to say I’ll be in Santa Fe for the weekend! My show at Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon Road, opens Friday, July 17th. I can’t wait to see my newest work hanging on the walls of my all time favorite Santa Fe Gallery!

I’ll be at the gallery Friday evening. I’ll be painting in the sculpture garden at the gallery on Saturday and Sunday. Drop by if you can. I’ll be happy to see you, from a safe distance! I’ll be the guy with a colorful paintbrush and a black facemask!

Let’s keep in touch,


July 7, 2020

I'm interested in having conversations, looking at work, comparing notes, and learning with other pastel painters. So I think it's time for me to start the process of building a community!

Here's the scoop. We begin by establishing the Montana Pastel Society. Sounds pretty official doesn't it!

For the most part, it's about getting together with folks that have pastel art in common. Artists are often interesting people to talk to.

We'll see if any other folks want to join. We'll have a website, Facebook page, and Instagram account. All the usual web based info dissemination devices. And we'll figure out ways to get together. Virtually to begin with. But I think workshops and art exhibitions will be an important part of the equation. Stay tuned, more soon!

"Let's give 'em something to talk about. A little mystery to figure out."

~ Bonnie Raitt

Let’s keep in touch,


June 30, 2020

I'm digging into complementary color combinations. Colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. It's tried and true, very simple, but not without interest to me. I always discover something when I move forward with an idea, even a simple idea. Here's an example of red, red orange, and red violet paired with green, blue green, and yellow green. I like it!  

I'll post more combinations on Instagram as the experimentation continues. Stay tuned!

Let's keep in touch,