William Barnes Wollen, The Battle of Lexington

William Barnes Wollen, The Battle of Lexington

"The Battle of Lexington," William Barnes Wollen, oil, 1910. -- April 19, 1775. In an attempt to disarm rebellious Americans, British General Thomas Gage ordered 700 soldiers to seize the colonists’ armory in Concord, some 20 miles west of Boston. At Lexington green,...

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Jamie Wyeth, The Headlands of Monhegan Island, Maine

Jamie Wyeth, The Headlands of Monhegan Island, Maine

"The Headlands of Monhegan Island, Maine." Jamie Wyeth (2007). Har, har... "Headlands." Okay, Jamie, we get the joke. In the past few days I've shared paintings by grandfather N.C. Wyeth and his son Andrew. Here's Andrew's son, Newel's grandson. Jamie is a bit out of...

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Andrew Wyeth, Airborne

Andrew Wyeth, Airborne

"Airborne," Andrew Wyeth. Last night I shared a painting by N.C. Wyeth. Tonight, here's a favorite by his son Andrew that is seldom seen. I'm a beach bum at heart. Put me in the white sand with a margarita in my hand, please. Or a michelada, gracias. But I've also...

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NC Wyeth, Buttonwood Farm

NC Wyeth, Buttonwood Farm

"Buttonwood Farm," N.C. Wyeth (Newel Convers Wyeth). We hear much of Newel's son, Andrew Wyeth, and grandson, Jamie... Much deserved recognition to them. But Newel was the original master of the family. He's sometimes considered by art historians to have been a mere...

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Frank Frazetta, Death Dealer

Frank Frazetta, Death Dealer

Frank Frazetta. "Death Dealer." Acrylic. Like many young artists, my first love was fantasy and science fiction cover art. Frazetta, the Brothers Hildebrandt, Alan Lee, Boris Vallejo... and going back into history... NC Wyeth and Maxfield Parrish, many more. Today,...

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Neil Rodger, Yokohama Cockerel

Neil Rodger, Yokohama Cockerel

"Young Woman with Yokohama Cockerel," Neil Rodger (South African). "Long-tailed chickens were exported to France (by French missionaries) and Germany from the newly established port of Yokohama in 1864. Instead of displaying the fowls as Japanese Long-tails or...

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas," Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1602. I just did an image search for "resurrection of christ painting." What the goog returned were mostly what appear to be the Ascension, not the Resurrection. When I contemplate Easter, this is...

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Stonebridge

Stonebridge

"Stonebridge." This is one of mine that was displayed at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. I had no idea what it meant when I made it. I was just trying to be a channel through which visions were transcribed from the beyond and found expression. That discipline...

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Devil’s Blues

Devil’s Blues

"Devil's Blues." This was one of many images I created to illustrate posters for the Osceola [Arkansas] Heritage Music Festival. All of those posters were among my efforts to find ways to animate a square composition, 1:1 aspect ratio. The point at which the bow on...

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Baptist

Baptist

"Self-Portrait as the Head of John the Baptist." I imagined myself not as John, but as an actor playing the role of the Baptist. Salome hovers over my face, a strand of her hair kissing my cheek like the bite of the serpent in the Garden. Half of John's face is dead,...

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Third Man on a Match

Third Man on a Match

Dr. Grissom was a heart surgeon. He was riding his Harley southbound on Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock when a driver turned left in his path. He was killed by the collision. This is the cover we developed for his novel that was never published. The story is based...

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Dutchman

Dutchman

"Dutchman," 2019. I made this a couple years ago, never been printed. I'm interested in the idea of creating outdoor still life compositions. Notice how the gesture of the sprig in the jar echos the split trunk of the tree beyond. The berries and leaves are Nandina,...

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Nautilus Triptych Displayed

Nautilus Triptych Displayed

Here is a print of my triptych "Nautilus" displayed in the New York home of one of my collectors. I won't say who, that wouldn't be right. I think they did a great job with the matting and framing, better than I did myself. Let me ask you, what do you make of this...

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State Capitol Exhibition

State Capitol Exhibition

2003. Twenty years ago. Then Governor Mike Huckabee attends an exhibition at the Arkansas state capitol featuring a display of some of my music related designs. Clockwise from top left: T99 Blues, Red, White & Blues, Five & Dime Blues, Highway 61 Blues, Devil's Blues,...

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