Monday, August 31, 2009

Monument Valley

6 X 8 Oil on canvas board $125
I just can't get the colors of Utah out of my head. We had some "down" time in Moab today - waiting for our mail to catch up with us and doing laundry, etc., so I took advantage of it and painted - all day. I am in a really good mood now, because the next leg of our journey is Santa Fe - artistic Mecca of the Southwest. We will spend a day there visiting old friends and cruising the galleries and then head home for Texas. Ye hah!
And THEN I get really in gear for two shows in October - in Stephenville and Dallas. Why do I do this to myself....??????
Matthew 10:10
take no bag for the journey, or extra tunic, or sandals or a staff; for the worker is worth his keep.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Is Dinner Late? (2)

18 X 24 Oil on Stretched Canvas $350
I am still on vacation and am re-posting oldies but goodies.....from February 2008:
This is phase two of this pose - a larger version of the little painting. I changed the color a little bit, but the composition stayed the same. It still makes me smile to look at it - if you have horses, you've been "blessed" with this look of impatience from them!
Job 29:24
When I smiled at them, they scarcely believed it; the light of my face was precious to them.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gouldings Campground View Monument Valley Utah

8 X 10 Oil on Canvas panel $125
Includes shipping and insurance
SOLD to a Dallas Collector
We are staying in a historical campground that was started by Harry Goulding and his wife "Mike" back in the 1920's. Back then they constructed a trading post and conducted business with the local Navajo Indians. In 1938, in a desperate attempt to bring financial relief to the suffering Monument Valley area, Harry and Mike appealed to Hollywood and convinced John Ford that their beloved Valley would be the perfect location for his next film. Less than a month later, John Ford and his crew began filming "Stagecoach" with John Wayne - the first of nine classic Ford films shot in Monument Valley. And many more movies have been made and are still being made here.
This view is what I see every evening from our camper, and I am really enjoying our "down" time here where I can paint at leisure. Tomorrow we move to Moab for some more artistic stimulation.
I have to add that the Navajo people that live here have been the most courteous, helpful and informative folks we have met anywhere. I am woefully ignorant of their history and present situation, but everyone I question has been patient, friendly, articulate and informative - and proud of their past and looking forward to their future.
Psalm 79:8
Do not hold against us the sins of the fathers; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Road to Monument Valley Utah

6 X 12 Oil on canvas board $150
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Remember that scene in "Forrest Gump" when Forrest finally stops running and decides to return home? Remember where he was when he stopped? IT WAS HERE! On US Highway 163 heading Southwest into Monument Valley. I had Mike stop the truck and stood in the middle of the road to gets some pictures - no worry - there was NO traffic. This place truly feels like it is on the edge of the world.
My brother told me that this would be an amazing geologic experience and he was absolutely accurate. Yesterday we took a tour of a small part of the Valley. During those 4 hours, my camera was rarely silent. So many paintings are in my head that it is already swimming!
We should be home in 2 weeks, which should give this painting time to dry.
Hope you are having as good a summer as I am!
1 Corinthians 9:26
Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Still On Vacation

I am still traveling - gathering images for this coming years paintings and shows. If you are interested, go here to see where we are. If not - just wait until I get home and start posting here again!
Hugs to all!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bear Lake Cuchara Colorado Plein Aire

8 X 10 Oil on masonite $160

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We are camping at the top of the world at 10,500 feet – no water or electricity. But PLEASE don’t feel sorry for us!!! It’s over 100 degrees in Texas and it’s 72 here (high 40’s at night). We also have a generator and plenty water in our RV’s storage tanks. I really feel guilty calling it “camping”. We are “vacationing” in a very comfortable 5th wheel, eating fresh caught trout (YES! I remembered my fly fishing skills from last year!), enjoying the company of some of our best camping friends, and generally thanking God for this opportunity to enjoy the fruits of our labors.

I have painted Bear Lake before – in both large and small formats and in several styles. This is totally different from all the others, and I have several more planned. Hopefully I’ll be able to find another wi-fi hookup and get them posted. We are in rather remote settings and believe it or not, but we ARE disconnected from the rest of the world. It IS possible to get away and still stay in touch!

If you want this painting, please pay for it immediately through PayPal. I cannot guarantee I will access an e-mail from you to hold it. And remember that I won’t be home for 4 more weeks and cannot get it to you before then.

Romans 12:6
We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.

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