Dragonfly #3 oil painting by Rich Cleveland

Dragonfly #3

Painted this one for the third time, a commission from Moab local Jeanette Kopell, someone my wife and I have known more than 25 years. Thank you Jeanette! Every time I painted this one, I made small improvements (in my opinion). The second one went to Anita Hallberg of La Read more…


Just trying to paint something larger than usual. I paint a lot of small studies, 8x10s or 9x12s, every week for practice. For this one, I did something different that always ends up making the final result turn out sort of…not as expected. For this one I did a detailed Read more…

Sand Dune Arch

Sand Dune Arch

SOLD – Sand Dune Arch – 8″ x 10″ oils on stretched canvas. I took some liberties with color. Maybe it’s just me, but do you see an eagle… and a dog…? It’s got a lot for a little painting. Headed to @moabmade soon.

Morning Glory Rappel Painting

Morning Glory Rappel

This little 9″ x 12″ painting was done as a study for a larger version, which is now being done as a commission for someone who contacted me via my Instagram account. I used an overexposed but nicely composed pic of Morning Glory Arch, then added the rappelling figure later. Read more…