Greetings, Dear Followers!
Starting tomorrow June 22, and running until July 31st, 2019, I am offering a 10% discount on all my artwork on display inside the Two Palominos. This includes both prints and originals. All are fully framed. There’s just one catch in order to qualify for the discount…. Continue reading Just A Little “FYI” – update
Today was the final day for the 45th Annual Prairie Art Exhibit. Previously, I had listed the two awards earned from the juried exhibit. Today, I was given a third award: The Patron’s Award. For more information on this award, please continue reading. Continue reading PATRON’S AWARD winner – People’s choice award
On Monday, April 8th, 2019, I submitted three drawings into the juried 45th Annual Prairie Art Exhibit, held inside the Studio 96 Gallery in Sterling, Kansas. The juror was Jim Clements, whose oil paintings have been awarded both nationally and internationally, so I was very nervous, yet excited to see if my work would be acceptable to someone of his caliber. Continue reading Awarded 2nd Place and Merit in Recent Juried Art Exhibit
Good day, Everyone!
Just wanted to announce another solo exhibit coming up soon. This one will be with Liz Shepherd of Pretty Prairie, Kansas at her wonderful gallery and store, PRAIRIE WORKS ART and Gallery. My show will begin November 1st and run through most of December. I’ll have some new pieces there, and will also have a few of my more popular prints there as well. Location of PRAIRIE WORKS ART is: 115 West Main Street, Pretty Prairie, KS. You can contact Liz via email: email@example.com or see her Facebook page: Prairie Works Art
Hope to see some of you there!
Greetings! I have another solo art exhibit coming up October 26th, 2018 at “GALLERY ALLEY” located at 616 E. Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kansas. This will be a ONE DAY event and I will have mostly ALL ORIGINALS on display: horses, Hollywood character portraits, mastercopies of Frank Frezetta, Bougeureau, and my own works. It’s an outdoor venue, so this is going to depend upon the weather conditions that evening. Show will run from 6 – 9 p.m. if the weather proves cooperative. Live music will also be available and lots of places to eat will be very close, or right across the street! And don’t forget! I still have my “Essence of Charcoal” going on at “L’image” over at 615 West Douglas until October 12th.
Plain and simple post today, folks. Just going to show two photographs of my recent John Wayne portrait, starting with the simple outline photo then onto the finished result. Hope you enjoy the final piece. Continue reading “Big Jake” – John Wayne portrait in charcoal
Today’s blog post is going to be a write-up on some new paper that I tried and my personal thoughts and recommendations regarding it. Of course, there just HAD to be a drawing associated with testing out a new paper, so I decided to go with a favored character from a famous “western” genre. The drawing is at the end of this post so if you feel impatient and get bored easily, just scroll to the bottom and you’ll see the end result. Continue reading John Wayne as “Rooster Cogburn” in TRUE GRIT – charcoal
I have many friends from foreign countries, many friends, and almost every one has told me over and over again: “Mark. You have no idea how much Hollywood has influenced the culture, even our culture.”, so says my friend Bernardo from Croatia, Flavio from Italy, Gaurav from India, and Malkiv from Bulgaria. All of these gentlemen are near my age to slightly younger, and they all have a passion for the iconic actors and actresses of Hollywood yesteryear. And their favorites mostly come from the old, great westerns. Continue reading JOHN WAYNE in “RIO BRAVO” – Tribute in portraiture to an American Icon