Saturday, April 26, 2008


I'm happy with this one.  I call it precarious not only for the obvious reason but because the glaciers here will likely be gone in just a few years.  The marmot's fate is less certain.  They have adapted to thrive in this environment and hopefully they will be able to adapt again as the climate changes.  Just another good reason to do what we can to slow the speed of climate change and give the plants and animals a chance to accommodate. 

Monday, April 21, 2008

Bear Valley

This is my most ambitious Glacier Park painting so far.  I'm still not even close to running out of images to paint, but the show will be up in a week and I'll be playing somewhere else soon.   I'm not sure if "bear valley" is an official name for this area around Granite Park Chalet but if it's not, it could be.  This bruin has noticed the ptarmigan in the foreground, did you?  (If you click on the painting you get a slightly larger view.)  ;-)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Legacy of Ice

This is a bittersweet panorama of Glacier Park in this age of global warming.  Looking east from the continental divide, Grinnell glacier will soon be a thing of the past.   I included the clouds not only to improve the composition but also to symbolize the cycle of water and renewal that will continue here in spite of how badly we mess things up.  This one is for those of you who can't join me up here where hope fills up the clouds and pours down the mountainside.  I hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Don't Mind Me

This young mountain goat was nestled on his cozy (?) rock about eye level above us on the trail.  He didn't seem the least bit disturbed by our passing, just as curious to get a good look as we were.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

In Flight

Here's an older "horsey" one just because I spent all day doing my taxes.  (yes, the queen of procrastination lives right here)  This image will be in the Two Vaults gallery show opening Thursday night in Tacoma, WA.  Check out my earlier posts for more info. on the show.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Afternoon Ride

This youngster sits her horse just like they were made for each other.  Brings back fond memories of long afternoons at the barn.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Barrie's Blood Oranges

This bright bit of summer warmth was sent up to me by friends in southern Calif.  The cut fruit really lives up to its name and the juice makes a great margarita!  

Tuesday, April 8, 2008


I'm happy with this one, a relatively rare event!  This is Avalanche Creek in the spring run off.  The swirling water with its bits of glacial flour is the master carver at work.  

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Coming up for Air

This is a quick study of a snorkeling moose.  It must be hard work hauling that big, rack full of fuzzy velvet up out of the water.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


This is a fuzzy faced, moth like butterfly called a skipper that I caught feeding on a golden aster flower in Montana.  A nice macro setting on the digital camera is a great hiking companion!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Glacier Park Morning

Here is a classic view of a Glacier Park sunrise, lighting up the peaks surrounding Wild Goose Island on the east side of the continental divide.... worth the early wake up call.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Group show at 2 Vaults Gallery

I have 5 images in this show and I'll be there for the reception.  The gallery is right next to the Grand Theater in Tacoma, come visit!