December 22, 2015

Holiday Snow

Not much snow around for me to paint but here's a snowy riverbank in Sugar City Idaho from some years ago. Sketched in ink.

November 23, 2015

June 23, 2015

Gouache in the Wild!

James Gurney has come out with a great new outdoor painting tutorial. It takes the mystery and frustration out of the practical painting setup, and it builds a real enthusiasm to get out there and paint! check it out! 

June 21, 2015

Nice Light!

A watercolor quick-sketch. There was this great light coming through the clouds and I had to find a spot to pull off the road and paint!

June 16, 2015

Grand Canyon on the Fly

Grand Canyon quick-sketch with a closeup. The dry brush textures are the best way I know to suggest red rock, cool atmosphere and foliage in a few strokes.

May 18, 2015


Land sketching has been a big influence on my professional work, this quick sketch from Rio2 is an example.

May 06, 2015

New painting tutorial video for you at our Schoolism Kickstarter!
Hope you like it!

April 27, 2015

Ink Sketchbook Materials

People have been asking about the materials for my ink sketchbooks:

March 30, 2015


My concept art for film has been very influenced by my outdoor studies.

February 04, 2015

Homestead Sunrise

This is the morning view from the home where I grew up in Central California.