Research Sketches

I’ve spent more time on researching historic photos, and pouring over microfilm,  than I have and actually painting. Juxtaposing Denver from my childhood with contemporary or historic images is eating up a ton of time. Hopefully the 43 percent of Colorado natives will appreciate the time and effort I’m putting into my 2018 exhibition. Here’s a few preliminary sketches but stay tuned for more weirdness and lost places of Colorado history. 

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Plans for 2018

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Pretty much every painting I do these days starts out as a quick thumbnail. Here’s one for my 2018 exhibition. The Rocky Mountain News was the morning paper here in Denver and was always the better of the two. Shout out to the Denver Native life.  

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Buffalo Bill

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Started this Buffalo Bill test piece or as my great-grandfather would of called him, Bill Cody. Apparently whenever he was in Colorado he would come by the family ranch and they'd go "paint the town." Usually I'd chalk this up to family legend, but then again - I've seen letters with his signature.

2018 Ideas

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Start with the Mobil Gas Pegasus, flesh it out some so it looks like a actual horse - then get to work on the details of making a painting.