Mount Timpanogos starts about a half mile from my home. It completely dominants the sky to the north. This is one of my impressions of the mountain. The painting hangs in the conference room of the BYU Computer Science Department. If you are ever in the room, there is an message hidden in the trees.
This is a very early attempt at an owl. I like owls. They have a special character. This one appears too much like a feathered watermelon :-).
I had been looking at more aggressive texture and large brush work. I was also interested in reflections and glass.
This painting I did for a friend. His family has a ranch which stands at the view point for this picture. I enjoy the colors and contrast of a late day in central Utah.
Creating new things is one of the great joys of my life. I like the learning of new skills. I like looking at the world in creative ways. It is not very satisfying to me to take the world as it is. I always want to change and improve it while changing and improving myself.
One of the things that led me to a career in software was the endless opportunity that it offers for creativity. It is so easy to conceive of something new and create it in a piece of software.
Outside of the software world I have dabbled in a variety of media. Currently my favorite is oil painting although I am attempting to master watercolor as well.