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November 2, 2018

Nancy was adamant about stopping in Ingomar, which lies between Roundup and Forsyth on hwy 12. The good thing about driving on this road is that there is no traffic, what I mean by that is there are no cars, at all, for something like 200 miles. We stopped for lunch he...

November 1, 2018

I loved this shot, the quintessential old west, and was planning on using it for my painting reference but as we continued to the end of the street and turned I realized this was not in fact the Main Street, and pretty as it is, I will need to save it for a painting in...

October 28, 2018

I’ve already painted Harlow but it was great to go back and get to know it a little better. After the demo and a quick one at Stockman's we ended up at Gally’s Brewery which the owner and his fiancé opened about a year ago having moved back after leaving a financial ca...

October 24, 2018

I’ve always wanted to check out Two Dot, the name always made me think of Timbuktu and the similararities don’t end there. We of course went in one of the three buildings, the famous Two Dot Saloon ... they even have an outside patio! 

I was told that the name...

October 24, 2018

My friend Nancy Seiler invited me to tag along with her on a 4 day tour of tiny Montana towns while she does painting demos. First stop for lunch and of course Red Ants Pants was White Sulpher Springs. 

We chose Bar 47 (hanging with the hunters today) but miraculously t...

July 12, 2018

Philipsburg July 5 ~ I was fully intending to drive down to Philipsburg in the morning, take some photos and spend the day hanging out, talking to people, going to the Sweet Palace and the Opera House to see a show. I ended up only taking the photos this morning becaus...

November 11, 2017

When I first started this project, one of my objectives was to get to know the communities that I am painting, the history, personal stories and getting a feel for what it was like or is like to live there. Unfortunately, I realized quickly that is a project in itself....

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