Thursday, December 30, 2010

Coors Western Art Show, Denver, CO 2011

I will be returning to Denver for my second year at the Coors Western Art Show.  I have five paintings in the show this year.  Visit to see the show online and to get info for tickets to the gala where the artwork will be available for purchase.  I will be heading out to the opening as well as some of the other events that are planned in conjunction with the show.  If you are in the Denver area make sure you see the show.

Here are a few of my paintings that will be at the show:

"Peaceful Parting" oil/linen 60x48

The painting above was a long journey.  I spent about 9 months working on this one.  Many changes and lots of paint.  

"Traveller" oil/linen 30x34

"Monuments" oil/linen 16x12

Monday, December 13, 2010

Small Painting Show 4x4's

"Blue Sky 2" oil/linen 4x4 

I will be having a small painting show on my website from now until the end of December.

These are all 4x4 inch paintings and are all priced at $475, framed.

Visit to see the available paintings, email me at for info or inquiries.

"Drifting Cloud" oil/linen 4x4

Friday, November 5, 2010

Art Scam Checker

Here is an Art Scam checker that allows you to enter a name or email into a database, thanks to Clint Watson of for putting this together.


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Recent Landsnorkeling Find...

Near Lee's Ferry, Arizona.

What is Land Snorkeling?

By Clyde Aspevig
Land snorkeling is taking the time to savor aspects of nature we ordinarily don’t see or pay attention to. Land snorkelers wander thru nature with no intention of hiking to a destination. One contemplates what we find in nature and explore every possible connection with all parts of our natural world. Each blade of grass, rock, or creature has some connection to us. We ask questions looking at nature and find out what that connection might be – we develop our cognitive and abstract muscles to solve the problem. We have fun doing it. It helps us to think. Our imagination and creativity is enhanced and richens our lives in a healthy and productive way. It’s free and it’s fun.
Land snorkeling is reestablishing the ancient connections to our landscape. We open up all of our senses to experience the hidden treasures of nature. We develop our intellect thru our senses. We sniff it, touch it, examine the texture, color, shape, etc. etc.
We look closely at things – like a feather found in the grass, a wing design, a rocks texture, and the pattern of a tree growing. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cape Cod Painting in the Wind

Here is a photo of me painting right before sunset in Provincetown from a recent painting trip.  The wind was very strong this evening so I was holding onto my paint box for dear life so that it wouldn't fly away....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Painting

Here is a "New" painting, I say "New" instead of New, because it is an old painting that I had kicking around for a while, I re-worked and changed a few things that were bothering me about the painting.  I do this from time to time if the paintings are around long enough...if there is something about the painting that stands out to me.  

"Shade from the Hat" oil/canvas 8x10

Friday, October 22, 2010

Garry Gilmartin 1949-2010

Garry Gilmartin

I was sorry to hear about the passing of artist, Garry Gilmartin while on my recent painting trip to Cape Cod.  I showed in a gallery with him out there for about 5 years.  Only met him a few times, but the few times we talked we had great conversations about art and he recently gave me a really nice panel to paint on.

Here is some info on Garry:

"Sunday Morning"  by Garry Gilmartin

Garry Gilmartin was born in Palmer, Massachusetts in 1949. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut and spent a postgraduate year studying under Ken Davies. For the next 15 years, Garry pursued an award-winning commercial illustration career in New York City and Boston.  
Mr. Gilmartin fell in love with Cape Cod while visiting friends and commercial illustration became a thing of the past as he became immersed in painting New England, its structures and its people. The positive response to his fine art work came immediately. His work is in the permanent collection of the Ashville Art Museum,
Ashville, NC.

According to Elizabeth Ives Hunter, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Garry Gilmartin’s paintings are “a magical window into a world of tranquil beauty.” He managed “to capture the essence of light falling across form and, by passing that image through a personal filter of emphasis and subordination, brought the viewer along to share his inspiration.”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Classical Underground 10.25.10

From the Classical Underground Blog (

 Classical Underground Showcase:
 Focus on Design in Painting: The Three Compadres
Glenn Dean, Logan Hegege, Eric Merrell

As the newest stage of contemporary realism, which I came to call NOVOREALISM, is gaining steam with great new generation of young American talent, it is showing itself in a diverse variety of existing and distinct forms.

"Realism" in painting is often thought of as something that "looks just like a photograph," which in fact cannot be further from its actual substance. "Photorealism" is a respected and established part of a modernist expression, which is aimed at recreating a technological effect of a photograph. "Realism" is based solely on the laws and principles of a human perception of a visual world. Even when "realist" painters use photographs (even though when they do, it is most often as a very secondary reference) it is done entirely based on their long-developed ability to interpret visual reality "live."

One of the key elements of this human interpretation of "real" is our sense of "design" which is aimed at making personal choices of importance and priorities within the chosen subject through the arrangement of main compositional forms - something no techno gadget is capable of making regardless of a price tag.

Great friends who shared many travel adventures together, Glen, Logan and Eric are some of today's leading young artists investigating in their enormously effective andaesthetically satisfying work the visual force of "design."

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another Cape Cod Painting

"Passing Clouds" oil/linen 8x10, painted on location. 

Here is another small painting I put together on the recent trip to Provincetown.  This was a fast moving scene with light changes and clouds moving everywhere, I spent about 45 minutes on this one.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cape Cod Paintings

I have been on a painting trip for the past couple of weeks with a group of artists from around the country...and even one from Mexico.  I will try and post some more details on the trip soon.  In the meantime here are a couple of paintings I have done on this trip. 

"Shimmer" oil/linen 6x8

"Harbor, Late Day" oil/linen 9x12

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More photos from Alexey's Studio

Group shot, Left to Right: Logan Maxwell Hagege, Aaron Westerburg, Charles Morris, Alexey Steele, Rose Frantzen, Daniel Pinkham, Richard Schmid, Peter Adams, Susan Lyon, Ignat Ignatov, Jeremy Lipking, Scott Burdick, Ryan Brown, Nancy Guzik, Michelle Dunnaway, Joseph Todorovitch.  Tony Pro was missing from this photo because he was cooking all of us a great meal. 

Scott Burdick, Alexey Steele and Rose Frantzen

Susan Lyon, Jeremy Lipking, Aaron Westerburg

Logan Maxwell Hagege and Daniel Pinkham

Tony Pro at work.

L to R: Leonid Steele, Alexey Steele, Richard Schmid, Rose Frantzen, Ignat Ignatov, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Nancy Guzik, Greg Pro, Tony Pro

L to R: Peter Adams, Joseph Todorovitch, Scott Burdick, Susan Lyon, Aaron Westerburg

Tony Pro, Richard Schmid, Alexey Steele, Daniel Pinkham
L to R: Richard Schmid, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Leonid Steele, Daniel Pinkham, Alexey Steele

L to R: Alexey Steele, Richard Schmid, Daniel Pinkham, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Ignat Ignatov, Nancy Guzik, Tony Pro, Ryan Brown, Michelle Dunnaway.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Painting at Alexey Steele's studio

Some of the group painting at Alexey Steele's studio, including: Logan Maxwell Hagege, Aaron Westerburg,  Charles Morris, Rose Frantzen, Peter Adams, Alexey Steele, Dan Pinkham, Richard Schmid, Ignat Ignatov, Nancy Gusik, Susan Lyon, Michelle Dunnaway, Jeremy Lipking, Scott Burdick, Ryan Brown, Joseph Todorovitch and Tony Pro (not pictured)

I spent the last couple of days painting with some of the finest Artists in this country,  at Alexey Steele's studio in Los Angeles.  It is a very rare thing for so many artists from around the country to be able to get together like this and paint together, talk to one another, eat together and inspire each other.  It was great to spend time with of these artists in once place at the same time.  I will try to post some more images later.  

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Painting

"Dream Catcher" oil/linen 12x9

Define: Artist


a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Recent Painting Trip - Utah

L to R: Logan Maxwell Hagege, Jeremy Lipking, Josh Elliot and Scott Burdick...Glenn Dean was outside of the frame.  Capitol Reef National Park, UT

I just returned from a painting trip to Utah with some friends.  We painted several locations including Capitol Reef, Mt. Carmel, Kanab, and Cannonville. 

Scott Burdick and Logan Maxwell Hagege painting the view from the photo above.

Logan Maxwell Hagege and Jeremy Lipking playing guitar after finishing sunset paintings. 

The morning sun in Capitol Reef Park

Capitol Reef

Logan Maxwell Hagege playing guitar near Torrey, UT

Moonrise cowboy songs, with Glenn Dean painting in the background.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Painting

"Pueblo at Noon" oil/linen 12x9

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Malibu Painting

I made it out to paint Malibu with friend's Ryan Brown and Jeremy Lipking the other day.  It was a quick sunset painting session, the light moved very fast so we only had about 45 minutes to paint. 

Logan Maxwell Hagege and Jeremy Lipking painting near Point Dume, photo: Ryan Brown 

Logan Maxwell Hagege finishing up the painting at dusk.  

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The New West

I am headed out to Indiana for the Art of the New West exhibition at Watts Fine Art.  Here is some info on the show:
Art of the New West
August 21 - September 18, 2010
   Art of the New West" to feature new works by Logan Maxwell Hagege, Roseta Santiago, Theodore Waddell, Jacquelyn Bischak, Nicholas Coleman, Scott Tallman Powers, Doug Smith, and others. This twist on traditional Western art coincides with the fifth annual Quest for the West Art Show and Sale at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Please join us in the gallery on August 21 from 6-9pm for the Art of the New West opening. Refreshments will be served.

And here is one of my paintings in the show:

"Navajo at Sunset" oil/linen 30x20 available at Watts Fine Art, Zionsville, IN

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One-Man Show Santa Fe, Strong-Schenck Galleries

I am about to hit the dusty road out to Santa Fe for my One-Man Show @ Strong-Schenck Galleries.

If you are in the area try to make it out for the opening on Friday August 6th, from 6-8pm.

Here is a link to an online preview of the show:

...and a few paintings from the show:

"A Pueblo Afternoon" oil/linen 16x20

"With the Sage and Clouds" oil/linen 12x12

"Dance" oil/panel 12x9

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

New Painting

"Taking Up Rake" oil/canvas 24x18

Monday, August 2, 2010


Just finished reading WAR by a friend Sebastian Junger, author of the Perfect Storm. Not overly political, but a real deal look into the lives of these young men who are out there fighting in a very dangerous valley in Afghanistan.  A really intense and fun read, hard to put down.  

Friday, July 16, 2010


...I look in the mirror and see a bucking horse.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something Different

This Spring/Summer I started getting into painting some flowers in my studio for a change of pace.

I had a lot of fun working on this series on the side. I did about ten paintings with this theme. Might show a few at a gallery...or not.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Collaboration with Bill Schenck

The painting below is a collaboration that I did with Bill Schenck last spring in Santa Fe. I spent a very productive couple of months in Santa Fe, working at Bill's studio. Bill started the painting and wasn't quite happy with it, I asked if he wouldn't mind me working on it. So this is the final product.

"Campfire" 18x24 available at Strong-Schenck Galleries, Santa Fe

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

One-Man Show Santa Fe, New Mexico

"When Clouds Change Color" oil/linen 30x40

I have been painting for my One-Man Show at Strong-Schenck Galleries in Santa Fe, NM, for several months now. Here are a few examples of my efforts. These images represent the type of work that will be in the show. Visit my website to see new work as it is added to the site.

The show opens August 6th, 2010, with a reception the same day. for gallery info.

"Rough Road" oil/linen 16x20
"Yellow Blanket" oil/linen 12x12

Monday, June 21, 2010

Boldbrush Painting Competition Prize

Logan Maxwell Hagege's new painting "Calm Before the Storm" awarded 3rd place in Boldbrush Painting Competition
by judge William Wray

"Calm Before the Storm" oil/linen 40x30 available at J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Painting

"Loud Sky"

Monday, May 3, 2010

T.W. Dewing. One of the greats.