Grand Dad Harry

February 25, 2015 § 6 Comments

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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.

Oil Painting from a Modeling Session

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.
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