I just got back from the most amazing painting expedition with Jeremy Lipking, Logan Hagege and a bunch of other artist friends. It started in LA, where me, Jeremy, and Logan started our journey to the Maynard Dixon Country Show in Utah. We got there a few days early, and met up with Scott Burdick, Josh Elliott and Glenn Dean to paint the Utah countryside. It was beautiful down there, and painting alongside these guys was truly inspiring. The extreme heat almost killed me at first, and I had to periodically take air-conditioning breaks in Jeremy’s truck. Luckily as the days went by it actually cooled down a bit, and I got acclimatized a little, so ya, I had a really great time. Here are a few photos from the trip, as well as some of the studies that I did while we were there.
Jeremy Lipking, Scott Burdick and my painting box
Logan Hagege, Scott Burdick, me, Josh Elliott, and Glenn Dean painting in Capitol Reef in Utah
"Torrey Cliffs, Utah," oil on canvas, 5"x 7"
"Capitol Reef, Utah," oil on canvas, 6"x 8"
"Boulder Mountain, Utah," oil on canvas, 5"x 7"
"Summer Sky," oil on canvas, 10"x 12"