Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jazz and Desi

Jazz and Desi - Looking for Monica"
A watercolor gift for my sweet Wickenburg pal in AZ.
LOVE BEING HERE, Monica!!!

I have a crazy travel schedule this week.
From Texas to Wickenburg, to Prescott to Phoenix to Omaha to David City, Nebraska back to Omaha and then Phoenix and then Prescott and then home to Texas again....all in seven days!
Yes! I will see you somewhere!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Monday, May 18, 2015

1 Ballad: Chicken Chair

Detail: "Chicken Chair", from "The Rest"__48 x 36 oil for 

The image above is a SMALL PART of my painting for a special museum event.

I call this part of the painting "Chicken Chair",
Over the next few days and weeks I will unveil the whole work, and tell of my inspiration.
My instructions from the curator were to "break out of my box", and explore the theme.
If you know my work, do you see anything "out of the box", here?

SO...I have been invited to "sing" part of a ballad!!
"Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow." is a unique exhibit of artworks 
Presented by Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art, with funding from NEA (National Endowment for the Arts),  MAAA, (Mid-America Arts Alliance), and others. 
The opening reception is Saturday, May 23, 2015. See the BROCHURE
Eleven artists have interpreted historic photos from family farms of long ago.
I think I am the only artist from Texas! 
I was given this opportunity last October, along with
 HUNDREDS of amazing historic photos to inspire me. 
My blog will take you along on my latest journey on the land!
Lets go!!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Good Morning Gorge

Good Morning Gorge  8x10 oil Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

This one just MIGHT have sold last month at my Act I solo show...I forget! But I have some new pieces (similar!) that are headed to ARIZONA for the Phippen Museum Western Art Show in Prescott...come see me there Memorial Weekend!

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Before Morning Moon

Before Morning    6x8 oil     Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

Enjoying an unusually RAINY SPRING here in Central Texas! I hear we have had more rain than both Portland, OR and Seattle, WA! A little break in the clouds looked like this a few days ago

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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Paint With Me In Colorado___Late July Full Moon EMAIL FOR INFO

Thursday, May 14, 2015

By Chama

By Chama  6x8  Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

Another TINY ONE!!! Check with Act I Gallery for this one, and say HOWDY to New Owners D. and G. !
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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25


Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Boss

The Boss  12x9   Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

A recent demo in oils for some art students...As I demonstrated, I talked, and talked and almost "noodled" this one to death.... it's a bit tight for my liking.
Have you looked at the links below?
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UPCOMING FOR V....


Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25



Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23

This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Little Light

A Little Light   4 x 6  Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

WELCOME TO ACT I Gallery
My FAVORITE Gallery, Act I Gallery in Taos, NM has new owners!
This is a "Welcome" to D. and G. and wonderful well wishes as they embark on a great art adventure!
This little tiny painting was the first one I did for my recent solo show there, and I almost lost it before the show! (it is very small!).  I believe it is still there, waiting for a home!

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UPCOMING FOR V....

Phippen Museum Western Art Show___Prescott, AZ___May 23-25

Ballad of the Farm: Then. Now. Tomorrow__OPENING__David City, NE__May 23
This event is a VERY SPECIAL exhibit, that I have put my heart into since October, 2014. I will have a month of TARGETED blog posts about this topic, and "unveil" my special painting very soon. Visit Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art for more, and PLEASE follow my journey...soon!

Friday, April 10, 2015

McDog

McDog   10x8 oil   Available at Act I Gallery, Taos, NM

My solo show at Act I Gallery in Taos, NM is called "Welcome Light", but it's not just sunset paintings! 
I hope you can make it by the gallery in April to see my newest works. BETTER YET, come by TOMORROW, Sat. April 11 for the reception. 
I'll be there all day but the official hours are 3-5.  Be "unofficial" and come visit with me early!
If you know ANYONE in the northern New Mexico area, please tell them to come!
And if you are a skier, the Sipapu ski area nearby is offering FREE LIFT TICKETS ALL WEEKEND to close their season. I'm in!!!!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Jay

Jay
GOING TO TAOS! 
The opening reception of my "feature solo" at Act I Gallery is THIS SATURDAY, 
April 11. I'm not sure of the hours, but I'll be hanging in the gallery ALL DAY!
Please come hang out with me and see my latest works

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UPCOMING EVENTS
WORKSHOP with V....Vaughan and Robin Cheers...and CHOCOLATE

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Cowgirl Up! QUICK DRAW

Cowgirl Up! Quick Draw    13 x 16        SOLD

    Last weekend I was in Arizona at the opening of "Cowgirl Up!" (Art From The Other Half of the West!)...a GREAT event in Wickenburg, AZ. My works will be there at Desert Caballeros Museum until May. This one is my Quick Draw...painted in an hour and sold at auction....(Free adrenaline with purchase!)...NOW...
    Guess where I'm going next???
    Hint: Will you be near Taos, New Mexico on April 11?

Saturday, February 07, 2015

He Said, She Said

"He Said, She Said"        oil on linen         for SEWE

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is next Friday-Sunday, Feb. 13-15, in Charleston, SC. It is one of my biggest and favorite shows of the year. I have many friends at this show, and there is AMAZING ARTWORK there!
I have planned this painting for a while...Put it up on facebook last night, and let my BFF's give it a title...There were some FUN suggestions, but Peggy Yandell, an artist friend of mine from Texas came up with this one!@ I love it! Go see Peggy's work! She was a long time teacher, like me, and now is a full time artist! 
Have you friended me on facebook?
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UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Plein Air Sketching,Sky, and Shrimpboats: Capturing Impressions Quickly
Rockport, Texas, February 28, 2015
ONE DAY, ALL DAY
$70 for members and Art Educators; $90 for non-members
For info click here

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

After the Soiree

After the Soiree        8x16 oil on linen          FOR SEWE

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is next week! Feb 13-15 in Charleston, SC. 
It has long been one of my very favorite events all year! So for the next few days I will post a few new works painted especially for this show.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

To Sea

To Sea                       16x12 oil for SEWE

Do you follow me on Instagram? @vvaughan8
If you do, then you saw this already....I wish Instagram did not make EVERYTHING square!
I posted the "start" of mr. seagull the other day...went home and finished the background but hated it, so I "knifed it off" and slashed in...THIS....
I kinda like!

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A story today: I got a call from "Rex". A fine older gentleman who I befriended at my mom's nursing home. It has been MANY MONTHS since I went back. I have WANTED to go see old friends there, but was fearing the sadness, so kept avoiding it. Then REX called. He wanted me to come see some new artwork in his room....It was a GREAT excuse to FINALLY go back. So I bought a big bag of birdseed and drove over!
We had a very nice visit, and Rex had collected a coffee can full of Padre Island beach sand that he had saved for me all this time! He wanted me to put it at the bird feeders for the birds! That made this a PERFECT DAY to post this new Birdseed Project Painting!!! 
Also, Rex wants to sell some of his prized western art collection. Has anyone heard of Don Bowlin and David A. Carver?

Monday, January 12, 2015

Starting to Whoop

Starting to Whoop___one in the works for SEWE

I am in "wildlife mode" for the next month, as I prepare new works for the 
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE). Charleston, SC hosts this great event each year. Come see me there on Valentine's Weekend next month! 
Whooping cranes are a thrill to see in the wild out there. But, I have gotten some of my best reference here in Texas. Namely, ROCKPORT, where I am headed for a weekend workshop NEXT Saturday, Jan. 17
Sorry for the late notice, but JOIN ME for a plein air day on the Texas Coast!