Sunday, April 6, 2008

After 2 years of prompting our landlord is building an awning with log supports that will extend from our gallery and the Drug Store next door. It will be a grat addition and fits into the other overhang log awnings up and down the main street. Along with the towns boardwalks and false fronts it is a real draw to the visitor. The tourists and Dude ranch enthusiasts fall in love with our little town and this will be even more for them to talk about. I'll post another pix when it is completed along with our project. We are also planning to put in two shadow box displays in the windows yet this spring. It is definitely cutting into our painting time but going to be well worth it.

The other wing wall with Tom Lucas, my pardners art work displayed. We think it is a nice addition to the gallery this spring.

I built 2 six foot wings onto the side of the gallery this spring. My Arizona painting Saguaro Sunset shows off quite nicely on the wing wall
My painting for the day is this 6"x9" watercolor of Fall Aspens. There are a million scenes such as this in our area during fall and I never tire of painting them. If you are interested in this painting please contact me through or my e-mail at
I have been busy along with my pardners in the Silver Sage Gallery here in Dubois, Wyoming with a major remodeling project. This spring we added 2 new wing walls and acquired the back garage area we are now turning into Gallery space. This is a view of "In progress construction" looking towards the existing gallery. We started the gallery 2 years ago and it has been a fun and worthwhile venture. There are 4 artists in this adventure along with some consigned work. Besides myself there is Bud Boler, who does sculpture and is an extraordinare artist. If you have ever been in Jackson, Wyoming, Buds bronze of the bucking horse adorns the town square there. Tom Lucas is not only a great painter of indian still lifes but is also a master at recreating indian artifacts. Some of which could be considered a lost art. Check out Tom's blog site at Chris Phelps does the most amazing silver and turquois jewelry of her own design and is even featured on the World Trade Center website. She also does some great bronze work. Dubois is an amazing place with a number of nationally known artists, writers and photographers