Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wildlife Art, Contemporary Buffalo Painting, Bison at Dusk, by Theresa Paden

Contemporary Bison Painting
 Wildlife Art of the West
"Bison at Dusk"
By Theresa Paden

36" X 24" Acrylic on canvas
I used my palette knife and applied many layers of thick, buttery paint 
to create this abstract buffalo painting. Lots of vivid, intense colors, contrast, 
and texture in this expressionistic contemporary wildlife bison piece.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Abstract Wildlife, Contemporary Buffalo Painting, Bison on the Santa Fe Trail, by Theresa Paden

"Bison on the Santa Fe Trail"
Abstract Wildlife Art
 Contemporary Buffalo Painting
By Theresa Paden

36" X 24" 
Acrylic on 1.5" Deep Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Edges are painted, no frame needed.
Ready to hang.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010



Black Bear waiting for Spring

Black Bear
14" x 11" (35.6cm x 28.0cm)
Oil on Canvas
$500 plus $4.95 shipping and handling in the US
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Contemporary American Buffalo, Southwestern Wildlife Painting, "Bison on the Prairie in Autumn", by Theresa Paden

"Bison on the Prairie in Autumn"
Contemporary American Buffalo Painting
By Theresa Paden

16" X 20"
Hand-painted with acrylic paint on 3/4" gallery-wrapped canvas.
I continued the painting onto the edges of the canvas,
so no frame is needed.

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Born to Run

by Maria Reichert
watercolor 16 by 20 inches
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Southwestern Buffalo, Expressionistic Bison Painting by Theresa Paden

"Fire and Rain"
Abstract American Buffalo Original Painting
By Theresa Paden


22" X 28" 
Acrylic on 3/4" deep gallery-wrapped canvas.

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Desert Sun SOLD by Mirada Fine Art Gallery Denver, Colorado, Horse Oil Painting by Texas Contemporary Aritst Laurie Pace

'Desert Sun'
Wild Desert Horse
30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas

Contact me for information on new paintings. Laurie
   © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010
Visit my blog below to see the new painting I am beginning this week...
it is entitled Winter Solstice, inspired by the colors outside the windows in my studio.

Mirada Gallery sold one of my larger pieces last week, Desert Sun.     I was so excited to learn more about the new owner as I did a collector book for her of this painting. She is a gifted poet and I included some of her poetry in her book on the painting. This is the third painting this year they have sold of my work at Mirada. It stayed here in the states. The first one lives in Canada and the second one flew to Australia.  I cannot thank Gallery Manager Steve enough for his constant vigilance and work with me for joint marketing and providing what collectors want for their investment.  It helps with the wonderful recognition and representation of American Art Collector and Western Art Collector.   With the new agreement with Contemporary Fine Art International, there will be new things with Southwest Art.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Morning Star Fox and Mountain Paint by Teresa Stieben

"Morning Star Fox"
5x5 acrylic on canvas
"Mountain Paint"
5x5 acrylic on canvas
My paintings are informed by personal experience of viewing and watching animals and birds in their natural habitat.
I am pleased to join this talented group showcasing wildlife art, thank you.

"Little Bighorns" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Little Bighorns" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
18" x 12"
$275 + $20 shipping & handling (contact)

I decided to experiment a bit with this one. I used isopropyl alcohol to dissolve droplets of paint on the canvas; I started by using the alcohol drops just on the rocks, then expanded them to the rest of the canvas.

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Monday, November 15, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Allies for a Season" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Allies for a Season" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on gcanvas
24" x 36" x 1.5"
$1100 + $45 shipping (contact)

The pigments have been mixed with incandescent pearl paint, and I laid the colors on layer by layer. A soft purple/magenta shows through the blue layers, but this unfortunately doesn't show up so well in the photographs.

The snow whispers about me,
And my wooden clogs
Leave holes behind me in the snow.
But no one will pass this way
Seeking my footsteps,
And when the temple bell rings again
They will be covered and gone.
-Amy Lowell, "Falling Snow"

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10"x15" Oil Painting

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Grazing I" and "Grazing II" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Grazing I" & "Grazing II" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
8" x 8" x 1.5"
$115 each or $200 for the pair + either $15 or $20 shipping (contact)

I bought some crackle paste awhile ago and finally decided to try it out. I combined it with a light molding paste so that the centers of the canvases wouldn't be as crackly.

These two can be hung individually or as a pair. Grazing I has more of a reddish tint to it, and Grazing II has a lighter tan tint.

I will leave in the hills a bit of myself--
The heat of my eyes which saw them bloom;
And cicadas, nesting on thorny branches,
Will sing out the shrill cry of my desire.
-Anna de Noailles, from "The Imprint"

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Monday, November 8, 2010

"The Great Gray Ghost" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"The Great Gray Ghost" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
14" x 11" x 1.5"
$275 + $20 shipping & handling (contact)

This particular piece is a departure from my usual four-legged subjects...I just had to paint that beautiful eye! That striking yellow-orange color is the actual hue of the owl's eye - I based the whole color scheme of the painting around it, accordingly. Iridescent gold paint is mixed in with the pigments.

The sea, the stars, the winds, the trees,
The stream, the waterfall, the dell,
The bird, the flowers, the meadow-bell--
I felt that all of these

Were but the symbols of a soul
Alive with hope or memory;
The mind's immortal harmony
That through its chambers stole.

And to the spirit's listening ear,
Whilst slept the limbs and senses all,
Made every thing seem musical;
How could I cease to hear?
-Christopher Pearch Cranch, from "The Music of Nature"

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Shy Elk Calf" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Shy Elk Calf" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
11" x 14"
$365 framed
Available for purchase from Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

I still had wet paint leftover from some recent paintings, so I decided to keep rolling with the elk theme and produced this little guy. I never realized how knobby an elk calf's knees were until I painted them...

April had covered the hills
With flickering yellows and reds,
The sparkle and coolness of snow
Was blown from the mountain beds.
-Amy Lowell, "Azure and Gold"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

"Awakening" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Awakening" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
18" x 24" x 1.5"
$775 unframed
Available for purchase from Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

Here's another elk in dawn light with an entirely different color scheme & mood (as compared to Morning's Call). Iridescent copper paint is mixed in with the pigments to give the piece a more subdued glow.

I've been having a lot of fun trying new directions lately - it's far too easy to box oneself in, so I'm working on experimenting more and forcing myself to let go of the attention to composition in my reference photos. Over the past few months, I've been focusing more on the portraying the form of a subject (I waxed philosophical on that in July) - I'm trying to convey the "elk-iness" of an elk, the "morning-ness" of morning, etc. I have a lot of work to do, but it's an exciting journey:)

How fair it comes, the wonderful hour
When nature from sleep awakes,
And over the face of the earth at last
A newborn gladness breaks!
The stars grow pale in the shadowy sky,
And over the mountains creep
The mists that are part of the waking world,
And part of the earth's sweet sleep.
The restless birds in the tree-tops high
Are shaking their wings at last,
And chirp, and twitter their songs of praise,
As the dawn comes on so fast.
But who can tell of the wondrous charm,
When over the distant hills
The day's bright king in his glory comes
And the earth with radiance fills?
Now scatter, ye mists, from the mountain-side,
And die in the sky's soft blue;
For the dawn has passed, and the day is here,
With its light and joy so true.
-Mary Dowe Brine, "The Awakening"

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Monday, November 1, 2010

"Morning's Call" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Morning's Call" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
24" x 12"
$625 framed
Available for purchase from Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

This was my first attempt at painting an elk, and surprisingly enough, I found that the antlers were my favorite part of the process...I had assumed that they'd drive me batty. I mixed more of that lovely iridescent gold paint in with my pigments. I dripped paint from the bottom of the canvas toward the top to vaguely suggest the appearance of a field.

Have you ever heard an elk's bugle, by the way? It's a really surprising sound for such a massive creature to make:

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

24"x36" Oil Painting

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Morning Mist" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Morning Mist" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
$575 unframed
Available for purchase from Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

I finished this painting up at an Art-a-Thon at the Proctor Farmers Market in Tacoma, WA back in July. We were painting all day at the market to raise money for the food bank. It was a great experience, but the weather was so cold, windy, and drizzly - strange weather for July! Alexis St. John, another artist painting at the market that day, said the buffalo had a very meditative look to him, so I decided to keep going in that direction with the painting.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Running Before Time Took Our Dreams Away" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Running Before Time Took Our Dreams Away" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
24" x 36"
$1175 framed
Available for purchase through Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

I was listening to Pink Floyd's album "The Division Bell" while painting this one. The painting's title comes from a line in that album's last track, "High Hopes" - it really stuck out to me as I was working on the buffalo.

The photo has some light reflection on the left side, which helps to reveal the texture a bit in the photo. I've been working on practicing patience lately with my art, and I feel like that's permitting me to produce richer colors on the canvas (that effect isn't translated as well when photographed). The immediate gratification of using palette knives to mix colors on the canvas is wonderful, but I wanted to achieve more depth without using more texture. Texture is still an integral part of a painting like this, but I've been layering textured paint with light color washes to make the effect more subtle. I've also been scraping with the knives more; once several layers of texture and color have dried, I literally scrape more color onto the canvas to achieve softer highlights and to make the paint break in a natural-looking way. The layers of colors interact with each other to produce a bit of a glow.

Where vast and far the rustling grass burns with its russet stain,
O'er prairies lone, beyond the throne, of Rocky Mountain chain,
The lowing herds, the league-long herds, of bisons roam the wild,
By streams serene, by meadows green, and where great cliffs are pil'd
-Isaac McLellan, from "The Flight of the Buffalo"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

12"x16" Oil Painting
By Gary J Keimig

"Summer Relief" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Summer Relief" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
24" x 12"
$625 framed
Available for purchase at Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

Sketching this moose prior to painting him was my first foray into the world of moose-drawing. They're beautiful creatures - I love those big goofy grins and huge noses. I remember being in the Grand Tetons once with my parents when I was young...we were hiking and spotted a moose calf no more than 20 feet away from us, just off the trail. Its mother was close by, eyeing us suspiciously and ready to trample us if need be. It was really quite an impressive encounter, and I gained a lot of healthy respect for those big animals. And here's my little nod to them: a bull moose getting some relief from the summer heat.

I used my new iridescent pearl paint for this one. It's particularly noticeable when the light hits it from different angles.

"Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it alright will rather preserve its life than destroy it."
-Henry David Thoreau

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

"Uphill" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"Uphill" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
24" x 12"
$625 framed
Available for purchase at Freshwater Studio & Gallery, Dillon, MT

The mighty American bison is truly a remarkable creature - it's so solid and powerful. What I love in particular about them, though, is how they're both majestic and goofy - they always have that ridiculous patchy fur in warm weather and they like to roll around in the mud as much as a dog does.

The background for this painting consists of several layers with both palette knife and brush work. I wanted it to have a sort of cave-ish appearance, and the acrylic gels work really well when trying to achieve a rocky, organic look. The buffalo himself is painted in shades of red and yellow, and his horns & hooves have a blue-ish tint to them.

"The road uphill and the road downhill are one and the same."
-Heraclitus of Ephesus

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Swan Wildlife Oil Painting
16 x 20
Mary Jo Zorad
Washington State

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Beta Acrylic Abstract Equine Art Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Justus Pace

'The Beta'
20 x 30  Acrylic on Canvas

Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie

The Original is available as well as giclee prints on canvas or paper.

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© Laurie Justus Pace   Graphics One Design 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

By Gary J Keimig
16"x24" Gouache Watercolor Painting
The Lewis River is an incredible stream in southern Yellowstone National Park and Moose can often be found there searching out the river for their groceries.
By Gary J Keimig
14"x20" Gouache Watercolor Painting
This large grizzly has recently emerged from his winter den and is in search of food. Snows have for the most part melted but large drifts remain in the open and the forest floor is still covered in deep snow.

by Gary J Keimig
9"x12" Oil Painting on Ray-Mar canvas

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010


Hey! First off let me say how excited I am to be a part of this group. I have enjoyed looking at the artwork and hope I can live up to the high standard established on this blog.
This piece is an Acrylic on canvas that measures 36 x 48" and is fairly close to being done. Even though the buffalo is at rest there is a tension that implies great strength and the simply rendered groundwork suggest the great, wide open lands of Eastern Colorado and Wyoming that I love so much.
This has been a fun painting to work on I hope you enjoy it too. Thanks, Greg

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cougar Wildlife Oil Painting "Faces of Nature Series" by Washington Artist Mary Jo Zorad

Majestic, elegant and stealthy,
from the golden peaks I observe
my quarry beneath the pine tops
unaware of my vigilance and hunger.
K Schilling 
On one occasion was I graced to see a wild cougar sitting in the driveway of my neighbors home when I lived in CA.  It was a young cougar just sitting on the asphalt.  I like to believe it was enjoying the early morning, but I suspect it was looking for breakfast.

White Tailed Buck WildLife Oil Painting by Internationally Represented Contemporary Texas Artist Laurie Pace

White Tailed Buck
24 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas


Contact me for Commissions: Laurie
©Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design  2007

This is a continuation for work done from the painted pulls...bringing a touch of Fauvism to the subject.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wolf Pack 2 Contemporary Western Wolf Art by Internationally Collected Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Wolf Pack 2
24 x 36
Commissioned Painting

Contact me for Commissioned work: Laurie
© Laurie Pace     Graphics One Design 2007

From the style of my Painted Pony Pulls in 2006 came the creation of several commissioned pieces of buffalo and wolves.  This is  a wolf painting done in 2007.  There are only three of these ever done. This technique was developed uniquely by the artist Laurie Pace in 2006 and you can read about it on her website.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Elk Wildlife Painting"
Watercolor Painting

Elk Wildlife A beautiful site to see, especially when it is just crossing the street in front of you as you drive to the post office. Not a bad beginning to the day.
By Mary Jo Zorad of Olymipa, WA

Email for Commissions

Mary Jo Zorad Fine Art

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-Doe

When I go out to feed the horses I see a family of deer under the apple tree.  They don't seem to mind my movements around the horses and are content to munch on the fallen green apples.   Enjoy!

"Doe"-9x12-inches, oil/canvas - Framed by Ruth Andre

Friday, August 13, 2010


I live in the foothills of northern California and there are deer grazing in our pasture daily. The deer are beautiful to watch as they head for the creek for a drink. Seeing nature up close makes for, "A Painting Day".

"Watching" 9x12-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-The Great White

The white buffalo is revered as being a sacred symbol to many Indian tribes. It is awe inspiring to see a white buffalo. I can only imagine what it must of been like to see a great white buffalo surrounded by the dark brown hides of the others in the herd living wild on the plains. The white buffalo has special meaning to me. I have felt its spiritual essence. Seeing the Great White made for, "A Painting Day".

"The Great White", 6x8-inches, o/c by Ruth Andre

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-Wild Ones

The painting today is of wild Mustangs out on the open plains. I am very taken with the plight of the wild horses and hope we will always have wild horses roaming our vast plains. Seeing these two Mustangs made for, A Painting Day".

"Wild Ones", 8x10-inches, o/c by Ruth Andre

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-On Watch

"On Watch", 9x12-inches, o/c by Ruth Andre

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-Shaman

This has been an exciting week. I have been able to get out and photograph horses and buffalo in Southern California. There will be paintings coming from this trip. The painting today is named , "Shaman". As I was painting this piece I felt the image come alive with every brushstroke. With the spirit of the buffalo in mind, I named him Shaman. Enjoy!

"Shaman", 12x12-inches, o/c by Ruth Andre

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-Bison

When I read about the history of our great country, I am enamored with what must of been, what it must of been like to see the Buffalo roaming the prairies. Painting buffalo has become a passion of mine and I hope to paint many more. Enjoy

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ruth Andre Painting-Patriarch of the Plains

This painting is a tribute to the wild horses out on the plains. They are going through a difficult time. The wild horses are being rounded up and in time, I am afraid we will not have wild horses, here in the US, except for an occasional feral horse that has been let go or has escaped. Times are changing. Enjoy!

"Patriarch of the Plains", 16x12-inches, o/c by Ruth Andre