Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vigilante - SOLD

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acrylic on canvas
12" x 24"

We came across this horse in the "living" ghost town of Virginia City, Montana, which is a beautifully restored Victorian gold mining town that had me absolutely captivated. This particular horse was providing stagecoach rides - I thought she'd look much prettier without the bridle for the painting.

"Virginia! How great was Virginia! She sat like a queen beside a golden stream... her gathered wealth built many a palace, and caused the lines of polished steel to wend their way across a continent."
-Noyes, A History of Southwest Montana

Sunday, June 20, 2010

an old-fashioned Montana wedding...and reference photos

It's been a crazy couple of months, but I'm back in action! Our wedding was beautiful and so much fun, and I also managed to get lots of great reference photos for more paintings as we drove through Montana (with a fancy new camera that I'm steadily learning how to use). The quality of the photos has been severely deteriorated by uploading them as compressed .jpgs to blogger...but you get the general idea. Big Skies.

The pronghorn painting at the Gallery sold today! The animal paintings seem to be pretty popular there, so I think I need to continue that series for sure.