A peaceful quiet evening at sunset speaks to the mood of this original painting. The Teton mountain range can be seen in the background of this Wyoming scene and the river's bend holds the reflected colors of the western sky.
As the sun begins to rise over the Rocky Mountains, a Bull Elk appears to be ready to disappear into the valley below. However, one last curious look back, toward perhaps a sound from behind, makes for a perfect pose that displays a full rack of antlers outlined against the sunlit horizon. Was it the elk or the viewer who was the most surprised at this early morning encounter?! Imagine you were there!
Autumn brings out the sightseeing folks of CO to view the brightly colored leaves of the higher altitude Aspen trees. These were located in Rocky Mountain National Park.
This sunset overlooks a grain silo next to a barn and wheat field that's soon to be harvested.
Devils Tower National Monuments is located in western WY. It is an iconic landmark rising above the WY prairie. Y prairie.
Multi-colored bushes in this river bottom speak to the Autumn just around the corner. Clouds hang over the distant mountain range, but an opening in those clouds allows a bit of sunshine to the hillside. A sense of serenity is emphasized in the winding stream seen traveling through the painting.
A Bull Bison (aka Buffalo) rests at the head of a canyon in SD. The herd can also be seen below him.
Sunrises and sunsets over water give a glow to a landscape that artists love to paint. Hills in back of the lake pick up the oranges, yellows and pinks of the sky.
As the sun is setting in the west, this "antique" wooden windmill backs up against an "anti-solar" skyscape to the east...an example of Wyoming's sunsets and typical rural landscapes.
Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado is an icon of the Rocky Mountains and a photographer's dream for all seasons.
Historic grain elevator are like skyscrapers on the prairies of ND, SD and MT. These 3 elevators stand tall again clouds of an incoming winter snowstorm. Purples, yellows, reds, and grays are instrumental to this acrylic snow painting.
Autumn Shubbery in the foreground of this Teton Mountain scene sets the stage for the arrival of winter along the Snake River.
Arizona is a very colorful state both in hues, textures, and rocky cliffs. This is a view point from the edge of the Grand Canyon. It is called Moran Point.
A gently flowing mountain stream in CO flows across rocks to create a serene sound with its splashing. Evening sunlight hits the trees and grasses with end-of-day highlights.
Snowy Range, as seen in the background of this painting, is located within the Medicine Bow Range of WY.
A huge Cottonwood tree frames this southwestern Colorado Mesa and sunlit field below.
Along the Snake River, early sun is portrayed thru the clouds of rising fog.
Wyoming has many buttes such as the one shown here with a sun-tinged cloud hanging heavy over the butte top. This painting has earned its title, "Weather, Whether or Not."
Colorado's Platte River provides a wealth of material for artists: reflections, green trees, dark banks, and many more colors blend together in reflections aided by the sky above. Tree shadows add a mystery to this quiet, peaceful scene.
Early morning sun hits the bank of Marie Lake in the Medicine Bow Mountains aka Snowy Range.
Distant Colorado Rocky Mountains seem to point directly toward these high country flowers growing wild in the foreground. Indian Paintbrush stand tall against the Evergreen trees at the edge of the mountain meadow. The background sky paints its own glow with hues of oranges and grays.
Hallett Peak is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park of Colorado. Between the two mountain gaps lies a glacier that picks up the morning's sun glow, spreading reflected colors across the snow-covered lake below. A somewhat cold/chilly scene, but warmed by the sun's orange glow being cast thru clouds that are slowly rising overhead.