October 22nd and 23rd 2015 - Just a few days away! "Traveling the West"
"The story told in art of how a nation moved westward and settled the Great American Frontier"
"Traveling the West" art show is the nation's premier art events of 2015. This show will offer original work by more than 175 of America's top artists. This themed event is one of the largest Western Art Show & Sales to ever be held and will tell the story in art of how a nation traveled west. Wagons, Horses, Trains, Planes, & Automobiles are highlighted in hundreds of unique ways throughout the history of the American West. This national show and sales event is the first time that the top Western Artists, Aviation Artists, Wildlife Artists, Still Life Artists, Plein Air Artists, and Landscapes Artists are together presenting the same theme. With the nations best painters and sculpture artists attending, this unique event will set a new standard in Western Art. "Traveling the West" touches on all areas of western life. From the earliest days of the Mountain Men, to the great push west after the Civil War. All moments in western history are included; Wagon trains, Cattle drives, ranch life, wildlife, hunting, fishing, the great railroads, and the first pilots that brought the airplane to the west are remembered. Modern day life is also included; rodeo's, tourism, and all types of cars, trucks and aircraft that are found in the west. The horse will forever be the backbone of the American West, and some of the best horse artwork available will highlight the show theme.
Art Collector Magazine has posted all the works from the inaugural "Art of the Heartland" exhibition (Southwest Artists, Inc.) I attended the opening last week and have to say that the collection of art is incredible! Here is a link to the site:
I'm happy to announce that my painting "Milk River Fancy Shawl" has been accepted into the Southwest Artists, Inc. "Art of Heartland" juried competition and exhibition to be held at the Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR.
Update to "The Last Leg" - The main subject has been blocked in - still a lot of work to do. Now working on the detail of the Ryan M-1 and will push the background more into the distance. The whole painting will receive a "warm up" before it is finished.
I started a second painting for the "Traveling the West" Show and Sale - This work is titled "The Last Leg" Oil on canvas 15" x 30" ... Just about done with the background - work starts on the main subject tonight! I'll try to post more updates as I go.
I'd like to present my first painting for the upcoming "Traveling the West" Art Show and Sale ... It's titled "A bit worrisome" - 16" x 20" - Oil on Linen. Find out more about the show at http://travelingthewestshow.com/
A quick "en plien air" of a bronze bust of the colonel - spent about an hour on this watercolor inside the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force while at the recent ASAA forum. Let me know what you think!
I'm proud to announce that my painting "Beyond The Pillars of Hercules" has been awarded 1st Place for the Space category at the 2015 American Society of Aviation Artists International Aerospace Art Exhibition and Forum held this past week in Pooler, GA. at the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force.
I'd like to announce that Fine Art America is adding a gift certificate for $100 worth of Wine to every purchase during the month of May!!
Doing a little research on locations for some Plein-air painting and stumbled upon this quote - made me grin.
"It's opener, out there, in the wide, open air." (Dr. Seuss)
still grinning ...