Boise Sky After Thunderstorm

30X48″ oil on canvas You know what they say about the weather in Idaho? Wait 15 minutes, it will change.  I learned quickly that Idahoans like to say that.  I’ve been living in Idaho since 2003 and I’m on board with that saying now.  When there’s thunder and lightning, it pours rain, hails, and randomlyContinue reading “Boise Sky After Thunderstorm”

Little Sisters Birthday Party

16X24 oil on canvas This cool and handsome dude is my nephew Josh.  He is at the same time the most amazing and goofiest kid I know.  These Millwards over here think you are the best Josh.  A while back I told him that I wanted to paint his portrait and all in one motionContinue reading “Little Sisters Birthday Party”

Plein Air Tree

9X12 oil on canvas I painted this plein air style tree shortly after I took the plein air class in the fall.  The leaves on the trees were a little yellower and were starting to fall.  I painted this one in a fast loose style with greens and blues that I love.  I like theContinue reading “Plein Air Tree”

Ruby

Here we have darling Ruby.  Adorable, sweet, charming, huggy, spunky, quick, funny, smart Ruby.  She’s my cousin Heidi’s little girl, Atti’s little sister.  I painted this portrait from a photo my cousin sent me that was taken at a professional modeling shoot.  They had lights on her and fans and her hair was blowing inContinue reading “Ruby”

Baroque Portrait

9X12 oil on canvas In college I loved studying the art from the Baroque period with the dramatic contrast between light and dark and in general all the drama in the images.  So dark and heavy, and a little scary.  This portrait is a nod to that era. Last summer my cousin saw the portraitsContinue reading “Baroque Portrait”

Plein Air

oil on canvas 11X14 In the fall of 2015 just as the leaves were starting to change color I took a Plein Air painting class with a local Plein Air group taught by Geoff Krueger.  Geoff is a fantastic landscape artist and paints the most wonderful trees, riverscapes, foothills, oceanscapes, etc.  This class was heldContinue reading “Plein Air”

My Favorite Portrait

9X12 oil on canvas This is my favorite quirky little portrait.  If you follow me on any of my social media sites you’ll see that it’s my profile picture.  This is silly little Lady Eowyn.  One day she did her hair up in those twisty pink curlers and wore around a pair of costume glassesContinue reading “My Favorite Portrait”

Ballet 1

Ballet 1 Oil on canvas 36X48″ Last week I got this painting back from Evermore where I had it professionally photographed so I can have a high quality image for my website and also I will have the option of making giclee prints from a high resolution image. Two years ago I sat and watched myContinue reading “Ballet 1”

Academy Girls

  This is a smallish study. 12X16 oil on canvas Last year as I sat and watched a bunch of girls practice for their end of the year performance I took several pictures of the oldest pre professional academy girls.  The way they were all standing around listening to their ballet instructor caught my attention.Continue reading “Academy Girls”

Jill’s Clouds Over Foothills

30X24″ oil on canvas Last fall I painted several Boise landscapes.  These are the hills right by my house.  Boise is known for sudden thunderstorms that come out of nowhere, release all their fury, and move on leaving beautiful clear bright blue skies.  This painting is how I see the sky and hills after aContinue reading “Jill’s Clouds Over Foothills”