Author Archives: jrlart
20×32″ acrylic on birch veneer plywood Here is my latest almost finished portrait of Annika, the daughter of my good friend Shawn Lahti. I traded the portrait for hay. Annika has inspired me to a new interest in portraits.
Merriam-Webster’s Full Definition of realism 1: concern for fact or reality and rejection of the impractical and visionary 2a : a doctrine that universals exist outside the mind; specifically : the conception that an abstract term names an independent and … Continue reading
In keeping with with our theme of fecundity I have accomplished three more paintings. Fecundity #1 I posted last fall. Fecundity #2 and 3# are shown above and #4 is on it’s way.
We had a productive garden last summer. A couple of years ago my wife, Kathy, bought a packet of 10 sunflower seeds for three dollars at our local Buck’s Hardware. The plants struggled into the summer but grew to an … Continue reading
Here is a selection of four works from summer of 2012 to spring 2013. I think they make a seasonal quartet representing our neighborhood. As I was posting these images I realized they were each started very close to the … Continue reading
A long time ago I made a living as a wood carver. Then my tools were stolen. I was more interested in painting so I retired from wood carving and continued with painting. A little more than 10 years ago … Continue reading
John and Kadance: water-color on arches Pursuit: oil on panel 42 3/4 x 40 This little watercolor is a portrait of John Redshaw and his horse, Kadance. I contrived the oil from the above watercolor and several images of the … Continue reading
These are friends from Cowboy Mounted Shooters: Roger Glasco, Bill Pugh and in the back ground, John Redshaw. Part of the event adding to the pageantry of Cowboy Mounted Shooting is that the contestants dress-up like citizens of 1885. I … Continue reading