Tuesday, December 22, 2009


a good break from painting. the backbone of every painting.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Coors Western Art Show, January 2010

"Striped Blanket" 30x40, oil/linen, Available at the Coors Western Art Show

The 2010 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale will open with a Red Carpet Reception on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Advance reservations (prior to December 15, 2009) are $150.00 per person; after December 15th, they are $175.00. For additional information or to receive an invitation, please call the National Western, 303-299-5561

I will have 5 paintings available at the Coors Western Art Exhibit.  

visit Coors Western Art for more info

Artists in the show:

Cyrus Afsary
Carolyn Anderson
Duke Beardsley
Sophy Brown
Kenneth Bunn
George Carlson
G. Russell Case
Dan Chen
Len Chmiel
Nicholas Coleman
Gil Dellinger
Teresa Elliott
Buff Elting
Cary Ennis
Loren Entz
Sharron Evans
Douglas Fryer
Ernest Gallegos
Terry Gardner
Logan Maxwell Hagege
T.D. Kelsey
Steve Kestrel
Raymond L. Knaub
Shane Night
J. Mark Kohler
Mehl Lawson
Richard Loffler
Leon Roughridge
Kim Mackey
Jan Mapes
Walter T. Matia
William Matthews
Dean Mitchell
Jim Morgan
Julie Oriet
Joel Ostlind
Chris Owen
Howard Rude
Brad Rude
Roseta Santiago
Stock Schlueter
Sandy Scott
William E. Sharer
William Shepherd
Tim Shinabarger
Gary Ernest Smith
Matt Smith
Jill Soukup
Daniel Sprick
Don Stinson
Karmel TImmons
Kent Ullberg
Karmel Timmons
Barbara Van Cleve
Theodore Waddell
M.W. Skip Whitcomb
Dan Young
Rod Zullo

Saturday, December 19, 2009

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

I recently went on a trip to San Miguel de Allende with a group of 15 artists.  Frank Gardner put the whole trip together for us, including finding us a great place to stay, Casa Heyne.  The villa was great, approx 16,ooo sq ft., with a cooking and cleaning staff.  We were very spoiled.  Paintings from this trip will be in two exhibitions in February.  The first is on February 12th at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, in Dennis, MA.  The second show is at Addison Art Gallery on February 13th, in Orleans, MA.  The following pictures are in no particular order, all of the artists in the photos should have links to the right of the page, if not write me and ask for their websites.  

A view of the courtyard at our villa.
Some of the crew on the way into town one evening.  L-R: Alexey Steele, Jeremy Lipking, Ernesto Nemesio, Daniel Corey.  

Alexey Steele, painting the sunset clouds from the roof of our villa. 

The View from the roof looking west @ sunset. 

Fresh bbq'd corn at a ranch outside of San Miguel de Allende

Lunch at the ranch.
the "west coast" crew during a break from our 3 hour trail ride.  


Ingat Ignatov getting roped by Paul Schulenburg. 
Jerome Greene and Frank Gardner.

A lasso demo

A local police officer's horse tied up in town.

Peter Kallil, Colin Page, and Frank Gardner after painting in the country outside of San Miguel de Allende.

Our gracious host, Frank Gardner

Some of our group painting a local trinket seller.

Scott Burdick during a break, painting a local rancher who sat for us. 

Peter Kallil and a new fan. 

Parade in town.
Another sunset over San Miguel
A view of one of the patio areas @ Casa Heyne, Scott Burdick and Jeremy Lipking. 

Me doing my best impression of a Refined Cowboy.  

A typical street scene.

Jerome Greene with some new friends. 

Looking for a place to paint.

A local church.
Tamales with Lipking and Ignatov

Indoor market.
Outdoor market

Another Street View.

Make sure to visit www.AddisonArt.com to see paintings from the show and get more show details.  

Friday, December 4, 2009

Art Journey: New Mexico

"Taos Profile" 64x36, featured in Art Journey: New Mexico

I should mention, I am one of the 104 artists featured in the new book titled Art Journey: New Mexico

Click the link below to get your copy on Amazon, or check your local Barnes & Noble/Border's Bookstore.