November 2019 Newsletter


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Upcoming events

Mountain Oyster Club Art Show
11/24, 2019

Seaside Gallery Animal Art Show
12/6 -12/7, 2019

30th Cattlemen's Western Art Show
4/3 - 4/5, 2020

lambWhite Lamb
oil on board, 8" x 8", $250

012 Morning StringThe Morning String
21" x 26", oil on panel, $2600
Thank all of you who attended my shows this season! I was very happy with with a “Best of Show” at the Kennedy Gallery’s 20/20 show, a very successful Davis Studio Tour and many sales.

Working this year on both natural stone and canvas has given me new insights into each. The stone's patterns suggested new compositions for my canvases. The freedom of color on canvas inspired new earth color mixes for the stones.

Factoid: Many painting pigments are made from stone.

The Morning String (on the left) has just been accepted to the exclusive Mountain Oyster Club's 2019 Western Art Show, Opening Sunday, November 24th in Tuscon, Arizona.

I'll be painting at the Seaside Gallery's Animal Art Show in Pismo Beach on Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th from 10am until 4pm. Come by and visit.

It's time to paint up a storm for the 30th Annual Cattlemen's Western Art Show in Paso Robles, CA from April 3rd through 5th, 2020. I'll be there painting as usual. Please come see the show.

Here are four new pieces. Hope you like them.

021 Look web

I liked the raw linen of this canvas and used clear gesso so the linen would show. Then I looked for a subject that had a similar beige to repeat the color of the canvas. I made up this dog head which gave me freedom to create the canvas color in the shadows. Don't you wonder what the dog is thinking?
oil on linen (clear gesso), 16" x 20", $1600

020 Desert Elegance web
Desert Elegance
I first saw this Saluke while riding on a local bike path. I stopped and asked his owner if "Kobe" would like to model for a painting. This painting is the first of the Saluke series.
Salukes are an ancient breed from the Middle East and are regal and elegant.
oil on panel, 18" x 24", $1800

819 Fall Drive webFall Drive
The colors, textures and shapes of a rocky hillside like many I've seen when we lived in the Sierra foothills, wre instantly evident in this piece of slate. Cattle were driven down from high pastures each Fall to avoid the deep snow of winter.
oil on slate, 37" x 13.5" $2500

820 In the Hills web
In the Hills
While choosing gravel for a home project I saw this stone beside some boulders. It had amazingly accurate suggestions of a scene with rocks, trees, a sky and a stream. I added horses and cattle to define the size and perspective.
oil on quartzite, 16" x 24", $1900

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