September 28, 2009

Currently On The Easel "Untitled" 18x24 Pastel

Hi Folks. This piece is my latest. It is of the Owens Valley, northwest of Bishop. I am heading up to this area to paint very soon. I am very excited because I will have the opportunity to spend time with my dad and brother who will join me on this trip. I haven't been fishing with my dad for many years seeing how he hasn't been able to get up to the Sierras for quite awhile. We are both so excited to return to the place that holds so many wonderful memories.

When I was growing up, we would go camping up at Rock Creek and when we arrived, we would hear talk of how no one was catching any fish and that there were no fish in the stream. My dad would first set up camp and then he would go fishing, within a half hour he would have at least three trout on his stringer.

I am thankful to have this time with him and my brother.


  1. The painting is beautiful and your trip sounds wonderful - I'm sure you will cherish it.

  2. This is really nice! Hope you have a great trip - please say howdy to that bro of yours for me.

  3. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!

    Beautiful piece Joe! Did you do an underpainting or did you tone the board/paper?