Almost all of them studied art when they were younger and they're incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable. So when I attend, I'm going to art school, trying to learn from them. I'm struck by how humble they are, by how humorous they can be about their own work, by their dedication to excellence, by how much they know about art technique and history.
|Moab, 16 by 20 oil, by Whitaker--such luminous skin.|
I admit, most of the ones I love have southwestern subjects, of my beloved New Mexico and elsewhere.
|"I can do that!" 25 by 19|
But then there are other favorites, that just make you gasp at their beauty and excellence.
Here are a few--you can see the originals here in Oklahoma City.
|Pushing them off the Mesas, 18 by 24, Tim Cox|
|Through the suburbs of Eden, 28 by 224, Dan Mieduch|
|Red River Memories, Craig Tenant,|
|Bound for Nowhere, 24 by 36, Craig Tennant|
|Return Procession on the Night of the Nigh Fires--Taos, 30 by 40, Sherrie McGraw|
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