Showing posts from November, 2015

Yellowstone Art Museum Art Auction

This piece of mine was accepted into the Yellowstone Art Museum's 48th Annual Art Auction;  I am so excited.

Art Auction 48March 5, 2016 Artists, buyers, sponsors, volunteers and attendees once again guaranteed a fun and exciting Art Auction 47 last March.  Thank you!  We had a wonderful event, raising funds that sustain valuable exhibitions and education programs throughout the year.

Mark your calendars!  Art Auction 48 is next.  It will be on exhibit:
January 21, 2016 – March 5, 2016
The YAM’s auction was the region’s first and is still the area’s finest and most exciting auction of contemporary regional art!  It’s the place to be, and it’s an exceptional way to support the artists living and working in your midst.  Every year, the Art Auction raises crucial support for the exhibitions and educational programs that the Yellowstone Art Museum presents to the community year-round.
The last Art Auction saw 58 live auction and 130+ silent auction items from over 170 arti…

Norman Rockwell’s World (1894-1978)

Norman Rockwell’s World - An American Dream;  a short documentary film from 1972. It won an Academy Award in 1973 for Best Short Subject. Does Norman Rockwell’s America exist today, of course not. America has changed dramatically.

Somehow I thought it fitting to show Rockwell’s pieces for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"Give thanks to all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Thessalonians 5:18

Flying on Coffee

This painting in progress is a change from my norm. The color scheme is certainly different from what I usually do. The design is simple and I started with less detail thinking I would stay with that but I am not. The steps are a slow build of transparent colors. I have jumped back into it with lighter colors concentrating on the detail. Later I will blog the finished painting.

This close up view is after I worked on it; adding more detail and warmer whites/greys.

Bird Drawings/paintings

These small pieces will be available at Birds and Beasley's, Helena, MT. They were fun to create. I used mixed techniques, these were; etching, ink, color pencil, and water color. The Cliff Swallow piece I tinted the water color paper with coffee grounds.

Winter Today and Other Frosties

Autumn being my favorite season I thought I would go about freezing it; at least in paint. When you think about it, perhaps that is what winter does.

And here it is what it looks like out front, as I speak.