Untamed Land

Untamed Land
Untamed Land

Saturday, January 16, 2016

End of an Era

It was with great sadness that I learned the news that my oldest art gallery has closed down. I have sold my paintings there for more than 30 years. It is called  the 'Treasure Art Gallery, located in Sedona, AZ. The gallery's owner Mary Juharos has been having some health setbacks and had to retire.
These paintings are just a few examples of work that is, or was in the gallery. I do not remember which have sold and which have not. I know that I sold the top painting and that I made a lot of money from this black Bear. It got reproduced as a plaque and sold many copies. It was called, 'Welcome to Our Den'.
A Sea of Grass.
Cat Walk.
A Tired Old Bear.
In the Fox Hole.
Spectacled Eider.
Golden Dog.

Christmas Sunrise. Sitka Black-tailed Deer.
A cool Drink.
Lark Sparrow.
Along the Ridge.
There are more old paintings that will eventually be sent back. I look forward to seeing rhose that I have forgotten about but do not know what to do with them.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Random Winter Phoros

Okay, most of the time winter totally sucks. It is however, very picturesque. This photo was shot in the field next to my place. I have posted many photos of this Orthodox church across the field.
A view of the church from a different direction.
I have posted some of these photos before. This is alpenglow on the mountainside in Wasilla.
One of the many glaciers in Prince William Sound. This photo was taken by Dan.
Scott Christy shot this photo near Prince William Sound.
Another view.
Harbor Seals near the same area.
Next month is our annual Audubon field trip to Seward. The rest of these photos are from past trips to Seward. That is me holding the umbrella. It rained all day last year.
The Kenai race of the Song Sparrow.
A few years ago there were two Eurasian strays present at the same time. The bird on the left is the Siberian Accentor. The bird at the back is a resident Varied Thrush. That makes the front bird the stray Brambling.
A Yellow-billed Loon. We don't see them in Anchorage.
A Horned Grebe in winter garb.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Two Almost Complete Paintings

First is this Short-tailed Weasel. I actually finished it weeks ago But I hate it as it is.  So I decided to set it aside to fiddle with it some more when I can look at it with fresh eyes. It is 8x10".
This is my mostly complete painting as of yesterday. It is 16x20" and will be titled, The Vertical World. I still have a lot of refinements to make on it.
To flesh this post out a little I will show a few more Mountain Goat paintings that I have done in the past. I forget the name of this one but I believe that it was 11x14".
Fluffy Goats, 16x20".
Death Defying, 12x9". Notice the similarities between the goats on the right side of the last three paintings. They were all inspired by the same goat.