Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SEDONA ART FESTIVAL



I just received my copy of the November edition of Southwest Art. Check out their special focus article on figurative painters.  I am so honored to be in this magazine!  "The Goddess Within" is a portrait of my daughter Laurissa.  Laurissa is expecting her first child any day now. She has been the muse for much of my art throughout the years.




Hope to see you this weekend October 12-13 at the Sedona Arts Festival.  I will be in booth C01 right near the front entrance. I will have lots of art work - including new 4"x4" canvas giclees of my favorite ravens, as well as the usual 10" x 10".  I will also have 20"x10" giclees of my newest oil painting,  "Raven Quest" which can also be seen in Southwest Art.




The painting below will be one of many pieces of art to be raffled at the festival. 100% of the money earned from the raffle will go to scholarships for Sedona area graduating seniors who are pursuing higher education in the arts. 



I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

Friday, September 13, 2013

WHAT'S HAPPENING!!

Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Phippen Show this summer. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. I had a great time doing the one hour Quick Draw.


It's been an exciting month for me. I won Best of Show and First Place in the Painting Category in the Choctaw Indian Art Show in Tvshka Homma, Oklahoma.

"My Last Wish"  - First Place Oil
"Ancient Symbols I and II" - Best of Show

Some exciting news - I will be part of a featured article in Southwest Art magazine in the November issue. The focus of the article will be figurative painters. The chosen painting for this article is a portrait of my daughter Laurissa entitled "The Goddess Within".

"The Goddess Within"

Another milestone - my website has been redone! You will now be able to see many more paintings, especially ravens and crows. The site also contains a link to my Etsy shop where you can easily purchase originals and prints using your credit card.

UPCOMING SHOWS: If you are in the Sedona area during the second week of October, be sure to come by and visit me at the Sedona Arts Festival.  I will be located right by the front entrance. The date for the festival is October 12 and 13 at the Sedona Red Rock High School. The High School is located on the west side of town. Be sure to watch the video and see if you can recognize me! This is my second and next to the last show of the year. The last show of the year will be on November 1-3 at the Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival in Carefree, Arizona.

And as always you can see my art here in Prescott Arizona at the Arts Prescott Gallery on historic Whiskey Road.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

PREPARING FOR THE PHIPPEN

This weekend will be full of fun and lots of art here in Prescott. I will be on the square during the Memorial Day Holiday May 25, 26 and 27. Come by to see the Quick Draw and Auction at 2:00 on Saturday. I will attempt to create a painting in one hour! Some of my new works being offered at the Phippen Art Show this weekend.....

"Vision Quest"
18 x 18 Oil on Board with shadow box frame
Based on a photo of Medicine Crow -  an Absaroke.
$500 

When a person is on a vision quest, he must have certain attitudes and intentions for his prayers to be sincere, and then he must carry these over into his daily life. - Indian Spirit, 2006 World Vision

"Sun Dance"
20 x 20 Oil on Board with shadow box frame
Based on a photo of American Horse - an Oglala Lakota
$525

The Sun Dance is the greatest ceremony that the Oglala do. It is a sacred ceremony in which all people have a part. - Indian Spirit, 2006 World Vision

"Last Gift"
20 x 20 Oil on Board with shadow box frame
Based on a photo by White Whirlwind - an Oglala Lakota
$525

The attitude of the Indian toward death, the test and background of life, is entirely consistent with his character and philosophy. Death has no terror for him; he meets it with simplicity and perfect calm, seeking only an honorable end as his last gift to his family and descendants. -  Indian Spirit, 2006 World Vision

Untitled
39 x 25 graphite drawing with colored pencil
Drawing of Eric LaBlanc

This drawing was just framed and then photographed, so there is a slight glare.  It is under museum quality conservation glass and accented with a double mat. I am going to enter it in the Phippen Museum's Drawing competition.  Come by and see it in person! Unfortunately I did not finish my oil painting so it will not be in the competition this year. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

RAVENS, RAVENS, RAVENS

New Ravens set in an 8x8 shadow frame for $150 each. Well, the one in pink is really a parrot, I just thought I would slip him in. Each raven is painted in oil and of course comes with a certificate of authenticity (as do all my paintings).










LARGER LANDSCAPES

Landscapes in oil set inside a shadow box frame. Each work is 12 x 12
$325 each

 Desert Shadows


Shades of Glory

BEETHOVEN AS A MUSE

Just finished - 2 new landscape paintings inspired by our beautiful Arizonian sunsets.  Each work is $250.00. I have been listening to Beethoven while painting...such beauty. My wish is to set it to canvas.
Now on to some larger landscapes and maybe even Ravens!


My Last Wish - Oil on panel - 8 x 8


Sky Loom - Oil on panel - 8 x 8

Friday, February 15, 2013

MINI RAVENS!!

Introducing the Mini Raven Bad Boys!  I have so much fun with these characters I have decided to do a Mini Raven Series.  Each oil painting is mounted in an 8x8 painted shadow box.  No two works are the same - they are all originals.  Also, I am able to frame a raven for you with your selected backgound color! All you have to do is let me know what color you would like. Each Mini Raven is $150. 













Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NEW RAVENS TO CROW ABOUT


The five new paintings shown below have just been finished. The outside dimension is 13 x 13 with an inside panel dimension of 8 x 8. They are painted in oil on the smaller solid birch panel which is then mounted on a painted wooden panel.  I have not even named them yet so if you have any ideas please let me know! All five paintings will eventually end up in the gallery unless someone wants to adopt them first. Please contact me if you would like the price.



 
 
 
 
 
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