February 25, 2015 § 6 Comments
This is one pulled from my archives. It is a painting completed for a demonstration and one of which I am most proud. My grandfather, Harry Roberts, was a very instrumental person to the history of southwest North Dakota. His writings for local newspapers in his column “As I Remember ” documents his growing up among the ranchers on the prairie near the Elk Horn Ranch of Teddy Roosevelt.
February 17, 2015 § 2 Comments
Years ago, we were fortunate enough to have a gracious man from the Bismarck/ Mandan, North Dakota area pose for our painting class. He was very careful not to let us see certain ceremonial garb and we learned a lot from him. This oil is from a composite of sketches I made during the class. I felt that the lighting helped to dramatize the pose and bring out the colors in the composition.