2016 Springtime in Pagosa Country


Bear season has arrived in Pagosa Country. This painting is on a small piece of Jasper and lent itself nicely to  the Grizzly who was just checking out the scenery. He is painted with acrylic paint, sealed with clear coat and comes with a wrought iron display easel. Size is approximately 4×5 inches. Price is $50.00. Contact me for payment and shipping  arrangements.


Changing Colors on the Rock..Spring is on the way…

Days are starting to warm, and the sound of Spring is in the air..Canada Geese flew over the house yesterday and a jaunty Red Poll bird was just  at the feeder. My paintings are warming up and the colors are changing as so goes the season.. I just finished my annual wholesale order for the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show..it was fun with lots of new pieces… Now I am doing some wolves..one of my favorite subjects to paint… 2014-02-19 155246 This wolf is painted on a wonderful piece of jasper with copper in it. I named this the Copper Creek Wolf. It is going to travel to Gifted hands Gallery in Madrid New Mexico. If you have never visited Madrid, you are in for a real treat..it is quaint and full of history.. 2014-02-17 160323 Chrysacolla is the canvas for this portrait of a wolf. This piece is sold . I enjoyed painting this wolf as the stone was the perfect compliment. 2014-02-13 150152 New Mexico Wolf..painted on an earthy colored piece of Brazilian Agate..I imaged him living in the Sheep Springs Area of New Mexico..but then who knows, he could be in your back yard???? He is sold and will be living in a private collection in New Mexico. 2014-02-11 122058This is not a stone I would normally use for the canvass for this wolf, but the colors seemed to lend themselves nicely for the background as the seasons are changing..from the cold snow of winter to the beautiful colors of spring…this stone is Ocean Jasper and this piece is going to the gallery in Madrid..Gifted hands..


Wow!! where has the summer gone..fall came so quickly this year, but when you are busy doing  art shows, it makes for a short time frame.

Summer in Pagosa Country was cool and wet with lots of thunder storms  during the shows. Thanks to all of you who came out and shared with all of the artists. You are appreciated.

In October the newly formed Pagosa Art Makers had a wonderful art show at the Pagosa Center for the Arts and Shy Rabbit. It was very professionally done with all sorts of arts, crafts and fabulous entertainment. Watch for the next show…it is amazing at the number of artists that call Pagosa home.

I have been putting in some long hours in the studio, but enjoying every minute  creating  wildlife on new and different stones. I love to look at the rock and say “I wonder who lives here”..

2013-08-17 155148This Appy is painted on a newly acquired stone called “Rolling Hills”. It reminded me of  the Book Cliffs near Grand Junction Colorado..lots of wild horses there.

2013-09-10 170159Brrrr,,nothing like a little Polar Bear Fun…This piece will be debuting in Tucson at the Gem and Mineral..with West Coast Gem and Minerals. It was a fun piece to do.

2013-10-17 131842Fun time with the Chick-a-dee..This stone was the perfect canvas for this little clinging bird. They love to fly in and grab a sunflower seed from the feeder and take off and hide in the nearby Pine Tree in our front yard.

2013-10-26 105149Rocky Mountain High where the Bald Eagles soar. This canvas I use is a stone called Coral.

2013-10-30 140303This is a special piece of Brazilian Agate that made a home for Wolves on a Snow Day. This piece was a labor of love and  will be shown at the Xmas Baazar November 2 1013. Approximate size is 15″ oval.

2013-10-23 143056Last, but not least, the infamous Rufus Hummer..

It’s a wrap for the night, and snow is expected…Show time is November 2 at the Community Center in beautiful downtown Pagosa Springs.  Next show is the Holiday Shopping Affaire at the Comfort Inn Suites, Pagosa.

I hope you enjoyed viewing some of my new paintings…look forward to seeing you soon..LIfe is good and I am so blessed by the Lord….