I’m a little late in posting images from the reception of AWA’s opening reception for the AWA “Under a Vast Sky” show at the Tucson Desert Art Museum. Nevertheless, the show looks great and hangs through December 3rd. If you’re in the area I hope you’ll get by to see it.
#AWATucson #Tucsondesertartmuseum #oilpainting #figurativepainting
I had posted on my general FB page some pics from our wonderful trip to NY and Nantucket. Here, I thought I’d get into the meat of it. Well, sort of. I think we all spent more time “enjoying the trip” than working, but still we had a great time! Below are pics of the artists et. al that descended on Tim and Annie in Nantucket – L to R: Tim Thom, Annie Thom, Tom English, Shirle Wempner, Frank Hagel, Sara Walsh, Tom Gilleon, myself and Steve Oiestad.
We all took watercolors as it’s such a hassle to fly with oil paints and all that equipment, even though WC is not our medium, any of us! Still, in testimony to the fact that I really did paint there, are attached two WC – “Annie’s Tomatoes” and “Low Tide”, both 9×12. They stayed on Nantucket, as they should have!
As time draws near for the American Women Artists Show “Under a Vast Sky“ at the Tucson Desert Art Museum, I thought I would post my piece in the show, “Red Parasol”. This painting is an oil, 32×24.
I’ll try not to be too wordy in telling the story…The late 1800’s was a time of robust western American expansion. The remoteness of the region was eased by the arrival of railroads, and Tucson was the hub of that railroad expansion.
At that time in southern Arizona, there were people of many races living and working in all endeavors. The Chinese parasol is indicative of outside influence on the Native peoples during that time. They could well have traded for something like the parasol in what was the melting pot of early Tucson citizenry.
I enjoy painting imagined stories when thinking about potential interactions as Native Americans traded with other tribes and other peoples during this period of influx and settlement of the west.
Under a Vast Sky” opens October 13 and runs through December 3, 2017. (My apologies for the redundancy if I also send you a flier!)
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This business of being an artist is a “heart on your sleeve” type thing, so it’s wonderful to get some validation from time to time. I was just notified that two of my paintings were accepted in the National Oil And Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) Holiday Small Works Show! YEAH! The show will be held at the Cathy Kline Gallery in Parkville, MO. and will run from Nov. 13 through Dec. 30, 2017. Thank you NOAPS and Cathy Kline Gallery!
My two paintings on their way to the show in November are:
“U-Turn” 9×12 oil on board
“Dinghies” 11×14 oil on board
As usual, summer has been a whirlwind, and I haven’t made many posts. I did these two paintings this summer, inspired by the huge bear grass bloom in Glacier Park in early summer. It was amazing! Little did we know that the park and much of Montana would be on fire shortly thereafter.
For both of those reasons, I’m really glad I did these paintings that celebrated the bloom. They are each 12″ x 12″ and are for sale at Frame of Reference Gallery in Whitefish, MT.
The grizzly is called “Grizzly in the Bear Grass” and the black bear is simply called “Bear Grass”.
This title has very real meaning to me now during this extremely hot and dry summer on the ranch. Water is Life. It is everything. Without it, we are NOT.
This painting is part of the show “Dissent” at Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento. I believe the show runs through August. I’m thrilled to have been asked to participate!
“Dissent” is an oil on board, 48×30.
I am shouting out a huge thank you to Frame of Reference Fine Art for selling four of my paintings in the past few weeks! Thanks so much, all of you! I’ll post pics of the first two tonight.
The lovely brunette is “Clara Belle” and the still life is called “A Bowl of Birds and a Bison”.
#frameofreferencefineart, #paintingsofanimals #stilllifes #cows #bison #birds
We had a fun evening last Thursday for the Gallery Walk event at Frame of Reference Gallery in Whitefish. Featured were myself, Frank Hagel and Jack Lyons. There were lots of people in attendance, the gallery looked great, and I sold a few paintings in the next few days! Thanks so much Derek, Tula and Julie! Oh, my paintings and Jack Lyons woodwork are visible on the right side of this picture.
I was surfing the web, looking for ideas for a title for my canoe painting and found this. Sounds like good advice to me! “Love many, trust a few, and always paddle your own canoe.” This was attributed to a bumper sticker, so I can’t credit the author. Anyway, I’ve titled my painting “Always Paddle Your Own Canoe”, 24×24 oil.
Please join me Thursday night at Frame of Reference Gallery in Whitefish, MT. for Gallery night. I’ll be in good company with other artists Frank Hagel and Jack Lyons. #frameofreferencefineart #fineart #contemporaryart #waterscape
I’ve had a terrible time with cameras lately. It’s been quite frustrating! Maybe it’s time for a new one? But finally, I managed to get a good shot of this piece. I like this painting, “Wellspring”. It’s 24 x 24, an oil on board, and I sold it on Sunday at the Iron Horse Summer Art Social in beautiful Whitefish, MT.