Sunday, February 4, 2018

On Ryman Street

On Ryman Street

Missoula, MT

6x9 watercolor
Ryman Street hasn't changed much since my bar-hopping days in college, except for the new building on the corner of Broadway. Every year, Missoula looks a little more like a small city, meaning there's new urban landscapes to sketch. This is a good thing.

Down on the Rail Yard

The Rail Yard

Missoula, MT

6x9 watercolor
Just another quick rendering of the Montana Rail Link rail yard that bisects Missoula. Like a river, you can never paint the same train twice.

Looking up at the Wilma

The Wilma

Missoula, MT

6x9 watercolor
A quick sketch of the Wilma from under the Higgens Avenue bride in downtown Missoula.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Down on the Bitterroot

Down on the Bitterroot

Missoula, MT

6x9 watercolor
No detail needed when a freezing fog obscures the landscape. Down on the Bitterroot River, the landscape faded into the fog. The color gray prevailed.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Morning on Salmon Lake

Morning on Salmon Lake

Seeley-Swan Valley, MT

6x9 watercolor
The waters are still calm on Salmon Lake early on a Saturday morning, at least before the boaters arrive. The water shifts in the early morning light as it slips from the dark morning shadows. $100

Monday, July 10, 2017

Out on Higgins Avenue

Out in Higgins Avenue

Missoula, MT

6x9 watercolor
Things move quickly at the intersection of Higgins Avenue and Broadway in downtown Missoula, at least when you're trying to capture the moment in a plein air water sketch. $150

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday Morning in the South Hills

Sunday Morning in the South Hills

Missoula, MT

6x9 watercolor
I've been painting quick watercolor sketches in downtown Missoula for years. Looking for something fresh and unfamiliar, I head across the valley to the South Hills, where I found Gharrett Street still in shadows. It's a rather aesthetic street when it comes to a quick plein air watercolor sketch. $150