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Image of the Day, December 29, 2012

“Variation on a Monument”

The Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson, Arizona will be hosting an exhibition and sale of new paintings by three of the Nation's Top Western Artists Under 40: Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott and Logan Maxwell Hagege.

The opening reception with the artists will be held on Friday, February 8th from 5 - 7 pm. Exhibition dates are from 8 February – 7 March, 2013.

First panel of triptych “Variation on a Monument”
12 x 12 in.
Glenn Dean
Image courtesy of Medicine Man Gallery

Middle panel of triptych “Variation on a Monument”
12 x 12 in.
Logan Maxwell Hagege
Image courtesy of Medicine Man Gallery

Third panel of triptych “Variation on a Monument”
12 x 12 in.
Josh Elliott
Image courtesy of Medicine Man Gallery

Image courtesy of Medicine Man Gallery


Image of the Day, December 25, 2012  

Merry Christmas from

Jimmy Swinnerton
Salton Sea [Colorado Desert]
c. 1974
30 x 40 in.
Oil on canvas
Collection of Edenhurst Gallery



Image of the Day, September 22, 2012

Winner of the Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale, “Signs of Spring” by Nicolo Balkanski

The judges who awarded Balkanski first prize and the $20,000 purse explained in a joint statement: “Balkanski has created a narrative that engages the viewer in an anecdotal moment. The barn tells the story of an accumulated past, and as with anything or anyone who is a little worse for the wear, the barn is still up, still functioning, but is fairly worn. With his painterly strokes, the artist went to extraordinary lengths to create this piece for this particular show.”

Nicolo Balkanski
“Signs of Spring”
Oil on canvas


Images of the Day, August 14, 2012  

For the next few days we’ll be featuring paintings that will be exhibited at Maynard Dixon Country 2012, home of the extraordinary Maynard Dixon cabin and ground, beautifully preserved by Susan and Paul Bingham and the Bingham Gallery in Mt. Carmel.  This event gets bigger and better each year, featuring many of the most talented artists in the country.

Credit: Maynard Dixon Country

Peggi Kroll-Roberts
Zinnia Days
16 x 20 in.

For more information see our previous post at:

Maynard Dixon Country 2011: An Artist's Artist


Image of the day, August 12, 2012  

Even if you think you don’t know the artist Maxfield Frederick Parrish, (1870-1966) you’ll probably recognize prints that hung in your great aunt’s home or that of an elderly friend or relative.  The most famous of the prints was titled “Daybreak,” (1922). The actual painting, from which the prints were copied, sold not long ago for $5,234,500. Before Parrish painted his iconic neo-classical paintings full of atmosphere, languid youth and the famous ‘Parrish blue’, he was illustrating western scenes for the covers of McClure’s, Colliers and other popular turn-of-the-century magazines.

Credit: Christies Auction, New York
oil on board
26 x 45 in.

Credit: Christies Auction, New York
oil on paper
16 x 20 in.
Illustration for McClure’s Magazine, January 1905

Credit: ebay
Cover of Colliers
Commemoration Oklahoma Statehood

Credit: Worthpoint
Cover of McClure’s Magazine
November, 1904

Credit: ebay
Top-Notch Pulp Magazine, 15 August, 1921