The elk are doing their spring things in the neighborhood so I guess winter is officially over here on the mountain. The bulls have shed their horns and graciously gave me a real nice one the other day. The cows are getting ready to have their calves.
I put a couple of paintings up on New Work for you to see. One is a picture of my friend Ed Shay when he got a new hat years ago. I was lucky enough to join he and his family at his birthday party in Philladelphia a couple weeks ago and a fine fandango it was! I did slip in a little art stuff while I was there as Ed toured me through the Philladelphia Art Museum, The Brandywine Museum where the Wyeth family of painters is honored, and my favorite: The Barnes. They have redone the Barnes since I was last in town and oh, boy what fine place it is! I also posted a photo of a seascape blocked in years ago when I was first learning about oils from my old friend and mentor Hall Diteman. We were on a painting trip to the Oregon Coast and for years I have been meaning to finish it. The winter was a long one this year and a window opened to finally get around to it and I enjoyed spending time with my memories of Hall, evoked to me by the painting.He has been gone a few years now.
I have a Mother's Day special on this month and if you click on Greeting Cards and/ or wildlife you will see a photo of a mare and colt running into the for ground. It is titled (naturally) "Mother's Day". Click on the photos for pricing. Call the studio at (406) 328-4698 and mention the Mother's Day sale. Both cards and prints are 25% off in honor of that holiday.
I hope your month is a good one and please know I appreciate your dropping by.