Art of the Day: ’56 Chevy Portrait

While the gallery is filled mostly with nature photography, I’ve noticed that I’ve been posting a much wider range than that…and can only think it’s to show the range of what’s really available.

Seems to me that every sub-type of photography is different. Landscapes are different from macros are different from candids are different from architecture, etc. And (to me again), no matter the technical skill with (and understanding of) the camera, there’s a learning curve associated with whatever subject (type) you’re shooting. And you have to find your eye.

That said, I wanted to learn to shoot cars. But, recall, I think I shoot portraiture, mostly. So…I see faces in cars. You might, too. And seems that each face has a personality. So in figuring out how to shoot cars – what my eye was, I naturally focused on the face – taking a portrait of the individual again. So here’s a result from my first outing. It’s a beautifully-restored ’56 Chevy Bel Air.

I shot it in June of 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. No idea who the owner is. To get the shot, I was on my back nearly under the front bumper. I used a really wide lens (not quite fisheye, but you get a bit of a bulge in the center) 21mm and I think I caught the essence of the thing.

It’s a 2:3 ratio and is quite striking. As a sidenote, people who buy art at festivals seem to have a thing for triptychs. So I tried cutting this one into thirds and it came out really well. Really three distinct parts – headlights and hood ornament/branding in the middle. I’ve ordered it in three 24×48 panels on 1/4″ ultraboard (foamcore) and that monster (four feet by six feet plus the two gaps) will be on the west wall of the gallery soon.

I decided to try the thin ultraboard for this one because it’s really the best bang-for-the-buck-for-square-foot-of-art medium. And it really does look good. (And I’m a little over budget populating the gallery). I’ll post a pic of the trip when it gets delivered this week. That monster trip will sell for $630. (By comparison, for that price you get a metal print that’s 22 x 33). It’s a matter of budget and taste. Of course, it’s available in any size, in trip or whole. Had a 12×18 that sold within minutes of putting it in my booth ($195) and it’s in a man cave in Colorado now.

A color version is also available, but I prefer the black car in black and white. Email me at to purchase or discuss size and medium and pricing options. It’s really a bold piece.

Art of the Day: Four Corners Three

I’ve had a lot of fun this year photographing wild horses. Mustangs. Apparently they’re to be called “feral horses” now which I see as a precursor to getting them off the range. Words matter. That digression aside, I usually shoot the Onaqui herd in western central Utah. (For reference, the Juab/Tooele county line on the Pony Express Trail is a good place to start looking for that herd.) Recently I took a trip to see the herd on Pilot Butte near Green River, Wyoming. And this shot came from the four-corners area on the Navajo Reservation.

It’s a family unit. And apart from being pretty compelling in the composition and the focus, one of the things that jumps out at me is that the foal obviously belongs to the mother. The shadows and light kind of highlight the shape of their heads (cranial morphology). And the little one’s is just about identical to mom. And that’s pop there in the background. He was being pretty protective of his band, but I was glad to get him in this shot.

Four Corners Three

I have this one in the gallery on a 30 x 40 x 1/4″ acrylic (with a French cleat for hanging) for $875. It’s a pretty powerful piece. It also crops well to a 2:3 ratio, so it can be 16×24, 20×30, 24×36, 40×60, etc. There’s enough image there to BOOM a 40×60 print. Look forward to seeing it that big someday. Already wishing for more wall space…

If you’re interested in getting this one – from an 8×10 matted print ($30) to that big 40×60 BOOM ($2175 – on metal), send me an email at And, of course, please come in and have a look at it yourself. A quick peek on the phone just doesn’t do this one justice.

Offer: 2022 Beefriends Calendar

As you might know, I post a new picture of a bee every day on And we’ve produced a calendar for the last few years. Here’s 2022’s. It’s a little late, but if you order soon, it should arrive for Christmas giving.

2022 Beefriends Calendar

The cost is $12 for a 5×7 calendar and $20 for an 8×10. Use the link below to buy using a credit card, Gpay, or Cashapp via Square. Or if you’d rather use Venmo (or another form of payment), email me at

$12.00 or $20.00 Buy now

Art of the Day: Buffalo Sage

And, somehow, still keeping with the theme of Christmas Day- Yellowstone last Christmas. This is a photograph of a cow shot quite early in the morning before the sun had time to do its work on the frost. Great eye on her and the tongue just makes the pic. If a female buffalo can be pretty, this one might be… It’s really a good portrait of her.

Buffalo Sage

This shot wants to be a square crop and only a square crop. I’ve got it in the gallery on a thick (1/4″) acrylic with a sawtooth hanger on the back for $225, yet it’s available on acrylic (1/8″) in a handmade barnwood frame for $175. Pricing seems strange to me like that, but it’s all about the cost of the materials. There’s enough resolution in this shot to go up to 40×40…or beyond. Email me at to discuss size/material, etc.

Art of the Day: Pretty Jenny

On this nascent site in support of the brick-and-mortar gallery, it seems that I’ve not posted much of the bread and butter of the place. That particular sandwich being wildlife photography. And, hopefully, as you see the stuff, you’ll see that the aim is at wildlife portraiture. That is to say I’d like to think I’m getting something out of the individual critter rather than “I took a picture of a horse”. Maybe you’ll see it in this one. Doesn’t it look like a portrait of her – that individual burro?

This is a female wild burro up near the entrance of an abandoned mine near Oatman, Arizona. When the gold mine closed down, the miners apparently abandoned a bunch of burros and now there are a couple of herds in the area. Neat creatures. And this one is such a pretty one. I swear she not only picked the right spot to stand (all those colors framing her), but she actually posed – even vamped – for me. Pretty girl!

Pretty Jenny

I’ve got this one in the gallery on a 30×40 acrylic for $875 and it’s outstanding. The best value, though, are the smaller acrylics in handmade barnwood frames. The 8×10 (13.5 x 15.5 with the frame) goes for only $85 and the 11×14 (16.5 x 19.5) is $125. Price points for everyone. Add about five percent for shipping within the U.S.

Email me at to purchase or discuss other media (metal, foamcore, traditional prints, etc.) and other sizes. This is really a neat shot. Pretty girl.

Art of the Day: Christmas Sunrise – Yellowstone

Well, Christmas Day is getting to be a theme. If two in a row can be considered a trend. This was taken last year on the 25th of December not too far from the North Entrance. It’s purple-ey in this shot…and one just a couple of minutes later is a neat yellow-orange.

Christmas Sunrise – Yellowstone

The shot is big…full frame at 36mp so we can go to just about any size. How about a 40×60 on metal ($2175) or a triptych on acrylic (three 24 x 48 panels) with a French cleat ($1625)? Or, if you’re more budget-minded, it would look great in a barnwood (15 x 23 at $275)…or even a matted 13 x 19 print ($60).

Or, we could go just monstrous (on ultraboard): 5 feet by 7.5 feet for $1275. Lots of options. And that one would be a bear to ship (or trasport, even). But would look remarkable on your wall!

Someday I’ll have a click-through to purchase. Until then, email me at to discuss size, medium, and price.

Art of the Day: Grandpa’s Outfit I

My maternal grandfather was a farmer/rancher and an avid horseman – a real lover of horses (and his cattle, too). I had the idea to collect some of his gear (cowboys called the stuff they worked and traveled with their “outfit”) and shoot a still life. I collected as much of his stuff that I could find from those whom (that whom seems strange to me…) inherited it and below is one of the shots that I came up with.

The saddle, chaps, branding iron, and rifle (look at the wear on that thing!) belonged to my grandpa. The hat, rope, and saddle blanket belong to his son, my uncle Joe. And the boots are mine. Three generations represented in the shot. It’s also one of many variations, so expect another few sometime in the future. There’s something pretty authentic about this shot – real history…and part of my history, too.

Grandpa’s Outfit I

It really works best in a square crop. In the gallery, I have it printed 40 x 40 on foamboard and it looks fantastic. I’ve also got at 15 x 15 on acrylic in a barnwood frame…and that’s amazing, too. You can get a print on metal, acrylic, foamboard, or even matted (ready for your own frame). And I can put any of those media (except the foamboard) into a barnwood frame. Send me an email ( to discuss sizes and pricing. If I can remember to, I’ll take a shot of it in the barnwood frame and post it. Looks really super! Truly a piece of the American West.

First Online Offering: Prototype, Bee Mosaic 2.5

This is really a stunning piece. I’ve been printing bees on 1/8″ acrylic hexagons for a year or so…and they’re really neat. But I had a vision of putting them together in what turns out to be almost a sculpture – and it really exceeded my expectations when I put it together. The two larger pieces – in the center of each greater hexagon (bees on lavender) are the base and attached to the wall. The other eleven images float above the two on one-inch standoffs – giving an almost 3D effect (hence the 2.5 in the title).

Prototype, Bee Mosaic 2.5

Because it’s a prototype, it’s truly one-of-a-kind. I’ll be offering larger versions similar, but with different photographs. This one will be labeled “1/1 AP” (AP meaning “artist’s proof”) and there won’t be a follow-on series after the proof. It measures approximately 28″ inches wide and 20″ tall, stands off the wall a little more than an inch, and has two holes for mounting.

I’m nearly certain that there’s really nothing else like it in the world. Absolutely unique and quite eye-catching. There’s something elevating about the life and color. Oh, and check out the shadows that it casts – it’s almost like the shadows become part of the sculpture.

The cost is $475 and includes shipping in a custom-built box. You can purchase it by clicking on the link below. I’ll ship within a day or two (takes a bit to get the box built) and you should have it within a week of purchase.

$475.00 Buy now