Monday, September 17, 2018

"Children for Rent"?

"Tomales Barn" (8x10) o/c

When my great grandmother, Hanna came to America soon after the turn of the 20th century, she landed in Chicago not knowing the English language or the peculiar customs of a strange new country. 

At the time the automobile was a new invention (although no one had yet invented the garage)... Instead, local townsfolk were renting out their barns and carriage houses for the owners of these newfangled machines to park them in.

Everywhere Hanna went she saw signs that read "Barn For Rent"...the only problem was that in Swedish the word barn means "children"! Poor Hanna was so upset that she approached a policeman on a busy street corner and demanded he do something about this terrible injustice! 

Fortunately the policeman (who was undoubtedly Irish) was able to convey to her the truth of the situation and relieve her anxiety...until that is, when several years later while she was operating a speakeasy during prohibition, none other than John Dillinger happened to rent a room from her. Ahh, but that's another story for another time~










Monday, September 3, 2018

New plein air sketches...

 Summer Landscape (12x16) o/linen

Been out sketching lately in preparation for Sonoma Plein Air, the only plein air event I do anymore (it's my California landscape "fix")...and a wonderful area to paint!


 Foothill Colour (8x10) o/l

These sketches were done during August in northwest and central Oregon. Summer weather usually arrives after the July 4th holiday and runs thru September, and I'm looking forward to getting some autumn colour while temps are still nice when I get back from Sonoma in a few weeks~


Helvatia Fields (8x10) o/l


Smith Rock (8x10) o/l


Smokey Sky Landscape (16x20) o/l










Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Show opens tonite in Wyoming!

"Desert Call" (16x20) oil on linen SOLD


"Marmalade Sky" (12x12) o/l SOLD

Our 2-Person show (Jill Soukup & Eric Bowman) opens tonight at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY.  I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this double showcase event~

Monday, July 30, 2018

Opening at Astoria Fine Art, Aug 1st~

 "Summer Trail" (24x30) o/c

Our 2-Person show (Jill Soukup & Eric Bowman) opens at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY August 1st, 2018.   I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this double showcase event~














Thursday, July 19, 2018

Two-Person Show in Jackson, WY

"Mesa Dawn" (20x20) o/c SOLD

Our 2-Person show (Jill Soukup & Eric Bowman) opens at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY August 1st, 2018.   I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this double showcase event~


"Dusk" (16x20) o/c SOLD





Sunday, July 8, 2018

2-Person Show at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole~

"Bad Company" (18x24) o/p

I am happy and honored to be in a 2-person show with artist, Jill Soukup opening at Astoria Fine Art in Jackson Hole, WY, August 1st, 2018.   I will have a total of 10 paintings, both western subject and landscapes in this showcase event~





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

"Ancient of Days" (30x40) o/c SOLD


My solo show, "STORYBOOK COWBOY" continues at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles throughout the month of June~
 
This show consists of 12 new paintings (7 of which sold before opening night!) of heroic and iconic cowboys in the American West. 

Please contact Beau at the Maxwell Alexander Gallery for further inquiries:
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Storybook Cowboy continues~

"Desert Walker" (12x16) SOLD

My solo show, "STORYBOOK COWBOY" continues at Maxwell Alexander Gallery in Los Angeles throughout the month of June~
 
This show consists of 12 new paintings (7 of which sold before opening night!) of heroic and iconic cowboys in the American West. 

Please contact Beau at the Maxwell Alexander Gallery for further inquiries: