Saturday, October 5, 2013

Baton Rouge LDS Temple

I just completed this watercolor painting of the Baton Rouge LDS Temple. What a beautiful temple! This was a fun one to paint.
(I am kicking myself for not taking a better photo of this painting before I mailed it off. The photo above was taken in dim lighting and the colors are just a bit off).
I thought it would be fun to show a few pictures of my process. Phase 1 is above, and Phases 2 and 3 are below.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Alpine Loop, UT

 I just finished this commissioned watercolor painting of a view from the Alpine Loop in Utah. It's a favorite spot in Utah for both me and my client. 
My painting was based off of this photo of the Alpine Loop by Matt Haliski

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge Watercolor

I just finished this fun commissioned painting of the Golden Gate Bridge. 
 I don't usually snap pictures of my paintings along the way, but here is a picture showing the nearly completed painting with the client's original photo I was working with. Having a great photo to reference definitely makes the painting process easier.

Monday, June 10, 2013

New Temple Paintings

 I've done a handful of commissioned paintings lately and here are three of them:
Bountiful, Utah LDS Temple
Oakland, California LDS Temple
(quite similar to the painting I did last year of the Oakland Temple)
Boston, Massachusetts LDS Temple

Monday, May 6, 2013


Lately I've been painting lots and lots of these little watercolor renderings of the Tuck building for Josh's classmates. I've only got a few more orders and then I'll probably take a break from painting Tuck for a while!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

California Collages

As an artist I am usually drawn to the themes of place, home, and environment. I can't go anywhere without subconsciously studying the forms, proportions, angles, and color relationships of my surroundings. I'm currently living in the green, hilly, and rural landscape of New Hampshire, but prior to this I lived for three years in Huntington Beach, California. I lived a mile from the beach in a neighborhood packed with apartment buildings and tall, skinny homes 10 feet apart from each other. I created this series of watercolor collages during that time to illustrate the scenes I saw daily and constantly studied in my mind.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sego Lilies

I just finished a watercolor that will be used as the advertising image for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation conference this summer. The conference will be held in Midway, Utah and the theme of the event is "This is the Place for Hope". The conference logo will be added across the sky and I think it should look really great.
I was commissioned to paint something referencing Utah and illustrating the theme of hope, so I ended up going with the imagery of sego lilies. Sego lillies, the Utah state flower, were a source of hope for the early settlers in Utah when their crops were destroyed by a plague of crickets and they were able to eat the soft roots the sego lilies. Hopefully the Rett families who attend this IRSF conference will feel renewed hope from the information and support they receive at this event.