Series

Landscape Mug Stickers - Summer 2017

My objective for this series was to recreate the memorable landscapes from my time at Jackson Lake. I decided to make these mini mugs and turn them into stickers while utilizing my graphic design skills. These mugs are a combination of watercolor, ink, and digital work; the paintings were scanned into Adobe Illustrator. 

A Typical Scene
A Typical Scene
Iconic Tree
Iconic Tree
For the Rainy Days
For the Rainy Days
Fruit Observations - Fall 2015

My objective for this series was the practice of watercolor and furthering my skills in watercolor. Before I created the pieces below, I practiced using watercolor by doing a couple "sketches." The first one created in the series is the apple. I became more comfortable as I progressed through the series. 

Crimson Pear
Crimson Pear
Sweet & Sour
Sweet & Sour
A Light Snack
A Light Snack

Plaza Diane Plein Air Festival - Summer 2015, 14, 13

This series of different views of downtown Powell, Wyoming. Each piece was created in plein air during the Plein Air Festival of which Plaza Diane in Powell puts on every summer. The first painting in this series is flower pot with the vines draping off. 

Same View Different Perspective 2015
Same View Different Perspective 2015

12x24". 2015. Acrylic. I wanted to expand from the floral pots this year and create something different. I chose this fire hydrant because of its color and the lighting. This piece took three days to complete because of the movement of the morning light.

2nd & Bent 2014
2nd & Bent 2014

18x24". 2014. Acrylic. I wanted to continue the idea of painting the beautiful flower pots of downtown Powell. This piece was also created in less than a day.

Bent Street 2013
Bent Street 2013

18x24". 3rd & Bent Street. 2013. Acrylic. This was my first plein air attempt. I loved the flowers at the end of the block, so I chose this view to paint. I completed this piece in less than a day.

​Heart Mountain Observations - Fall 2014

The series of work below is of Heart Mountain in Wyoming. Each painting is of the same exact view of Heart Mountain, but during different times of day. This was completed by observation in the fall of 2014 over a period of two weeks. These compositions were demonstrating my knowledge in color. The first one in the series is the morning piece (on the right side).

The Afternoon
The Afternoon

9x12". 2014. Acrylic.

The Evening
The Evening

9x12". 2014. Acrylic.

The Morning
The Morning

9x12". 2014. Acrylic.

Color Study: Recreate a Piece of Art - Fall 2014

For my college color class, we were asked to choose an artist and recreate on of their pieces in two different color schemes: one as the original piece looked and another in a different color or colors. The piece I chose to recreate is El Greco's Lady in a Fur Wrap, and my second piece was painted in grayscale. 

Lady in a Fur Wrap: Color
Lady in a Fur Wrap: Color

9x12". Acrylic. 2014.

Lady in a Fur Wrap: Grayscale
Lady in a Fur Wrap: Grayscale

9x12". Acrylic. 2014.

Junior Duck Stamps - Spring 2014, 13, 12

This series is of the Junior Duck Stamp Competition I participated in during my sophomore, junior, and senior year. The first one of the series is the piece with the single duck.

Edmund & Gertrude
Edmund & Gertrude

9x12". 2014 (senior year). This piece is created in oil paint and displays a male and female Red Breasted Merganser. This piece won first place at the state level of the competition.

Doris & Richard
Doris & Richard

9x12". 2013 (junior year). This piece is created in oil paint and features a male and female Canvasback Duck. This piece won first place at the state level of the Junior Duck Stamp Competition.

Sherman
Sherman

9x12". 2012 (sophomore year). This piece is created in colored pencil and features a Fulvous Whistling Duck. The composition won Best of Show for Wyoming and went on to compete in nationals, but did not win.