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Welcome! I have never fancied myself an artist, in fact, the opposite. But, as a productive things to do during pandemic to help keep my mind occupied I began to dabble with crafts which then progressed to painting.

The "3D Topo Rivers" were made first, highlighting several of my favorite river gorges that I have gotten to experience. There was a lot of learning that went into these as I had never used a small jig saw before, nor glued wood crafts together, nor picked out a stain for wood, let alone Baltic Birch which it turns out is very hard to stain well. You can see that I also had lessons learned on the application of the stain I choose as it is blotchy at times. I would like to think if I did these over again I would be able to do them better!

I then used the left over wood to make my "States" series, highlighting the two states I have called home. I had a few more boards left over, so I decided to start the National Parks series, but quickly figured out the 12x12 - Wood size was too large and reduced the designs to 8x8. While working on these, I got an ad for Name Boards and thought, well I could make that for Aster too!

While finishing the last of the National Parks, I began to realize I was enjoying painting the backgrounds more than making the wood designs and just thought, "maybe I will try to learn to paint." I had always wanted to be able to paint, but as I am a terrible artist I thought it was a forgone skill. As you see, several of the early paintings showed my noviceness, but through tutorials and practice I am slowly getting better!

So anyways, I just thought I would share these all here, in case anyone wanted to see.

Acrylic Paintings 3D Topo Rivers 3D Name Boards 3D National Parks 3D States



Acrylic Paintings

11-28-21
The Road Not Taken
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
11-27-21
Williams Ranch, Guadalupe Mtns
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-26-21
Coastal Dunes
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-25-21
Tuolumne Meadows at Sunrise
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-24-21
Nevada Falls from John Muir Trail
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-23-21
Snowy Reflections
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-22-21
El Capitan Sunset
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-21-21
Half Dome from Glacier Point
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-20-21
Tehipite Dome
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-19-21
Tehipite Valley
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-17-21
Bruning-Pham Wedding
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-16-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-15-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-15-21
Snowy Day
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-14-21
Cloudy Na'pali
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-13-21
Na'pali Sunset
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-12-21
Reflections of Weeping Willow
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-12-21
Juniper Seaside
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-12-21
Dogwood Sunset
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-11-21
California Hillside
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-11-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-10-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-9-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-8-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-7-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-5-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-4-21
Mt Rainier Pond
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-3-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-3-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-2-21
"Failed Aspens"
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-2-21
"Turret Arch"
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-2-21
"Rock Hard Organ"
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-1-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
11-1-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
10-31-21
"Lenticular Shasta"
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
10-31-21
"Sunrise Shasta"
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
10-31-21
"Red Shasta"
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
10-30-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
10-30-21
Tutorial
(8x10 - Canvas Board)
10-30-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-29-21
"Mt. Fuji in Spring"
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-29-21
"Marie Lake"
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-28-21
"Middle Kings Calm"
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-27-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-27-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-25-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-24-21
"California Fire Season"
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-24-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-23-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-22-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-21-21
Tutorial
(12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-21-21
"Grand Tetons in Fall" (12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-20-21
Tutorial (12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-19-21
Tutorial (12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-18-21
Tutorial (12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-17-21
Tutorial (12x12 - Wood Panel)
10-16-21
Tutorial (12x12 - Wood Panel)



3D Topo Rivers

Grand Canyon
4-12-21
Upper Cherry Creek at Inner Gorge
4-5-21
Linville Gorge
3-29-21
North Fork Chicamauga
3-17-21
Burnt Ranch Gorge
3-6-21



3D Name Boards

11-7-21 10-26-21 10-26-21 10-6-21



3D National Parks

Bryce Canyon
10-15-21
Grand Canyon
10-3-21
Yellowstone
9-30-21
Zion
9-28-21
Yosemite
9-14-21
Arches
9-8-21



3D States

California
7-22-21
Tennessee
7-21-21






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