New Paint that Ain’t

New Paint that Ain’t

30 x 36″ oil/linen

I finally made it back!
Last week I was merrily painting away on my rocks when I was contacted by Montana Trails Gallery in Bozeman. (…OH BOY! A REAL gallery!!! – I actually had been waiting to hear from them since January.) They like my work and want to represent me, (…OH BOY!!!!) BUT could I do a painting like “A Soft Place to Land”? (oh boy…)
Of course I said YES! So we both agreed I would do this larger painting of Cow Pony (formerly “Paint that Ain’t”) Thank God – I actually think it came out nice. I put the cows in because the canvas seemed large enough to support that many critters. Not to stand on, I mean visually :O) I still have a few value adjustments to do and want to work on his tail some. I’ll post the finish in a few days.
Have a great weekend everyone.
  • Melinda
    Posted at 22:09h, 13 February

    Welcome back, Deb! And, congratulations on hearing from the gallery.

    Wow. This is a really stunning painting. The high contrast and beautiful colors are lovely. There is a lot of wonderful expression here. Those ‘beef critters’ make the painting. They’re so cool.

    Best wishes as you go forward!

  • Linny D. Vine
    Posted at 00:23h, 14 February

    Congratulations, Deb, on another beautiful painting, ( with super sky action), and on your gallery news…..YIPPEE!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:54h, 14 February


    Just what an artist wants to be recognized for that something special.

    I am located in Florida and there are so many good artist here. It is very hard to get into shows much less

    I am proud of you Sister.


  • Trish
    Posted at 14:17h, 15 February

    Hi Deb, I’ve just discovered your wonderful paintings. I love your unique style! I also am an artist living in Middle of Nowhere, Montana and am just discovering the blog world. Congrats on your gallery news! I’ll be back…

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:29h, 16 February

    Really nice Deb. I like it a lot!


  • Deb Schmit
    Posted at 15:44h, 16 February

    Wow, thanks everyone!
    It is such a great feeling to hear all your comments.
    It really makes my painters heart glow!
    And I have to say, this painting is one of my favorites. Not just because of the subject, but it has all the qualities I’ve been striving for; strong contrast and design, with a slightly exaggerated color harmony. Plus I’m getting that canvas size up there a bit. This adds the additional step of having to stretch my own canvases, but the reward of having such a high quality support to paint on, is worth it.

  • TSL
    Posted at 23:21h, 17 February

    Well congratulations, you are certainly deserving! I love your happy blog. Just makes me smile to visit here.
    I adore when I can stretch my own large canvases, too, because you are right, much better support that way!

  • Jeffrey J. Boron
    Posted at 13:11h, 25 February

    Hey Deb…good on ya…can’t imagine what took em so long!!!

    This wonderful painting is yet another example of your talent…its a beauty!


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