Art of the Day: Birch at Christmas

This one is another in the long, vertical series. Meant initially to cover a breaker box, but is just a neat, complex shot. The vertical lines from the hanging branches really make the piece. Also the subtle colors.

Lots of options for this one. Let me know the size that you need and we can discuss media – and framing or mounting options.

Art of the Day: Long Winter

This is another similar to yesterday’s but with a different theme. It was cropped and produced to cover a breaker panel in a mountain cabin. It’s also in a 1:2 ratio – and when I printed it for a patron in Colorado, we did it on 1/4″ acrylic with a hardwood frame around it – so it could be attached to the wall with a long piano hinge. Because the acrylic is somewhat translucent, you can see the outline of the frame through it – especially when it’s got a light source behind it… So I think for a hinged application, I’d recommend metal or foamcore or, well, just an opaque medium.

Art of the Day: Boxing Day Bighorn

Don’t know if you’ve ever tried to photograph something when the snow is falling…big flakes…but if you have, you’ll recall that your camera’s autofocus is so good that it can find a single snowflake to focus on – and does.

SO…manual focus is the thing in the snow. This guy was hanging out at the top of a cliff with another male, a female, and a lamb. Neat looking group. They’re pretty shy so I didn’t get as close as I’d have liked to, but…that’s the way it is sometimes. He sure looks healthy – fat.

Notice a couple of things. First, he’s got some breakfast in his mouth. Second, note that the end of his horns don’t come to points. They look broken off. Unlike antlers, which the deer, elk, and moose shed every year, the sheep (and buffalo) have horns which continue to grow. As the bighorn’s horn grows and curls, it can wreck his peripheral vision. In order to account for that, he’ll grind off the tips of the horns on something hard (a rock usually). This is called “brooming” (for some reason). And this guy’s horns have been properly broomed.

Boxing Day Bighorn

This one wants to be a square crop only. You can get it in a handmade barnwood frame on 15″ x 15″ acrylic for $175 (plus five percent shipping). Email me at to place an order for this shot. Other sizes and media available, of course.