Probably my favorite subject material. I'm fascinated by old buildings and houses, and often ask myself, "Who lived here? How many generations of families occupied its rooms? Was anyone born or did anyone die here?" If only the walls could speak. Click to zoom.
2012, ink & watercolor, 6" x 8"
Based off a photo taken in Madrid, New Mexico by my daughter-in-law. Sold in 2014.
2012, ink & watercolor, 11” x 8” plus mat, glass and frame - $300
This house was built in the 1870s and is located about 16 miles south of Franktown, Colorado along Hwy. 83.
2009, ink and watercolor, 9" x 7.5"
Located three miles south of our house, just north of Franktown, Colorado.
Donated to silent auction fundraiser during Spring Art Show in 2011.
2014, ink & watercolor, 8" x 6" - sold at 2014 Art in the Park.
Located near Victor, Colorado.
2010, ink & watercolor, 14" x 10"
A commissioned piece for a friend. This barn is located near Norton, Kansas.
2010, ink & watercolor, 9" x 6" plus mat, glass and frame - $230
Located east of Clayton, in the northeast corner of New Mexico. I created this while displaying my work at a holiday arts and crafts show that took place over the span of six weekends. Most of the show was completely uneventful, so it was good to make the time productive.
2006, acrylics on canvas, handmade frame of original barn wood with protruding nails, 36" x 48"
Near my grandparents' former farm in southwest Kansas. About 100 years old, it was intact when I was growing up in the 70s and 80s. My wife first photographed it in 2004, and we found it collapsed in 2006. Later, my dad built a frame for this painting of the actual wood from the barn.
Sold in March 2017.
2015, ink & watercolor on Aquabord™, 4” x 6”
Sold in November 2015.
2007, ink & watercolor, 14" x 11"
This is a different view of "Farm House at Parker Road and Stroh Ranch." In the 20s and 30s this house was part of the Lewis Dairy Farm, which delivered milk daily to Denver, about 30 miles away. Supposedly, the house was to be relocated and restored, but ended up being demolished (along with all outbuildings and trees) in July 2016.
Sold to Parker Historical Society in 2008.
2004, ink & watercolor, 14" x 11"
This is an abandoned bridge about a half mile north of our neighborhood. Jennifer and I discovered it by accident in 2002. Upon taking more photos in 2006, Jen discovered a basement and house foundation at the top of the hill in the background (note the small washhouse by the poles). This bridge once served as an entry to the property the house stood on. Sold in January, 2005.
2006, ink & watercolor, 14" x 11"
Winner of the "Purchase Award" at the Celebration of Art show in Parker, Colorado - October 2006.
This is another version of the old bridge near my neighborhood. This view is from the north side of the bridge looking south. The Town of Parker bought the piece to add to their permanent art collection.
2004, ink & watercolor, 14" x 11"
This home sits about two miles north of our neighborhood. This piece was a part of the "Images of Parker" exhibit in October 2004.
Sold in January 2005.
2006, ink & watercolor, 11" x 14"
This barn is located near the southeast corner of Parker and Stroh Roads in Douglas County, Colorado. It was once a house, and its “twin” was moved seven miles north many years ago, where it still sits today as a house. The property this barn sits on is for sale, so it will likely be demolished in the near future.
Sold at 2008 Art in the Park.
2008, ink, Inktense pencils & watercolor, 17" x 11" plus mat, glass and frame - $250
The reference photo I used was taken by Bruce Norman when he visited Peru in 2006. Bruce is a member of the Parker Artists Guild and gave me permission to reproduce the image. His work can be found at brucenorman.com
2010, ink & watercolor, 16” x 6” plus mat, glass and frame - $250
I took the reference photo while participating in an art show at Roxborough Park, Colorado. I saw this old house, slammed on the brakes and pulled in to the property. While photographing from my car, the property owner pulled up alongside and looked a little bothered. When I told her what I wanted to use the photos for, she seemed to think I was crazy but allowed me to keep shooting.
2012, ink & watercolor, sold at 2014 Art in the Park.
This is an old power plant west of Walsenburg, Colorado that produced electricity for the mines and town from the 1890s until 1972.
2010, ink & watercolor, 7" x 10" plus mat, glass and frame - $250
This old water tower used to sit a few miles east of Scott City, Kansas. Unfortunately the tower, farm house and barn were razed sometime in 2012.