Showing posts from August, 2017

The Art Reception

The reception went well. I met some interesting people. The feedback I received on my art was insightful. The caterer did a fine job on the spread of goodies. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to have my art on display in such a wonderful space. I think I have said enough; please enjoy some photos.

And Then There Were Three

You remember our cute young doe that was taking naps inside our barn? Well, turns out when she wasn't spending time around us she was taking care of her twins. Yesterday she brought them around the house.

White tail deer start breeding as young as 16-17 months old. The breeding season in western Montana is late November to early December. The gestation period is 7 months. Usually then, the birthing is in June.

The fawns keep their spots for 3-4 months. The new fawns hide in the tall grass giving off no scent; protection from predators. The mom stays fairly close grazing. We can always identify the mom from her left ear that is split.

Zoot Art Gallery

Come and see my solo exhibition at the Zoot Art Gallery  August 11 - October 30, 2017   
Gallery Hours:  9:00am - 4:00pm
Opening Reception:  August 24th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoot Enterprises, Inc.
555 Zoot Enterprises Lane
Bozeman, MT 59718

Artist Statement  - Water, Water, Water
We take water for granted to always be there in abundant supply. We expect it to gush forth pristine from our faucets. This precious resource God has blessed us with, is my muse. I find a mesmerizing beauty in the reflections and patterns of waves on a mountain stream or lake. Painting is my language to express my feelings about the moment. As I progress in a work, I check for technical soundness at the same time trying not to lose the inspiration that brought me to create. With my works I want each scene to show it has a vital life of its own with emotions attached. I use oils for their inherent luminosity, building up transparent layers and finishing with bits of opaque…