Current Bruce Park Paintings, Auctions and Exhibitions
The annual fundraiser for the Yellowstone Art Museum will be held March 7, 2015.
I am happy to say that my pastel painting "Bitterroot Valley Thunderstorm" is part of this years auction. This pastel is from a hot, muggy day with plenty of sunshine and plenty of rain showers.
"Bitterroot Valley Thunderstorm" is 30" x 40" chalk pastel on paper.
I am honored to be part of the 2015 Missoula Art Museum's annual art auction. This painting titled "Wise River September" was painted from one of my favorite areas in the Pioneer Mountains near Dillon. The fall colors change quickly in this location and it was exciting to catch it at the peak of autumn colors!
"Wise River September" is an 18" x 18" oil on canvas.
The Ruby Jubilee Art Auction and Dinner will be held Saturday, February 7, University Center Ballroom at the University of Montana.
I am honored to be invited to participate in the exhibition "Under the Western Skies: Landscapes" at the WaterWorks Art Museum in Miles City, Montana.
The show starts October 4, 2014 and runs through November 7, 2014. I will be exhibiting 11 pastels and oils of various sizes.
Teton Sage Light
36" x 36" oil on canvas
Yellowstone River-July is the first painting I did this summer for an exhibit at the Old Main Gallery. I started it in early July after the wet cool June we had. Lots of snow still but that disipated by the time I finished this painting. I love the contrast of the jagged peaks and the gentle flow of the Yellowstone this time of year.
36" x 36"
oil on canvas
August was the month of orange sunsets and late season thunderstorms. This is one of my favorite views of the Bridgers with the dynamic rugged beauty of Ross Peak contrasting the accented minmulist lines on Hardscrabble and Sacajawea peaks. "Bridger Mountains-August" can be seen at the Old Main Gallery in downtown Bozeman.
36" x 36"
oil on canvas
It has been a couple years in the making, but I finally have my Yellowstone greeting card line for sale in Yellowstone National Park! A pack of five cards specifically tailored for the Park. They are reproductions of my original oil paintings from my spirit animal series.
"My intention with the spirit animal series of paintings goes beyond my love for painting animals. I wanted to present these animals in an engaging intimate format where the eyes are the focal point, a view to the seat of the animal's spirit rather then a traditional approach to the genre of wildlife painting."
On the back of each card you will find interesting informational facts about that animal as well as guidance of what each animal represents as a spirit guide. Enjoy!
It's March, the temperatures are slowly warming and I am so over shoveling snow! Although very grateful for the abundant show pack, spring flowers can't come quick enough.
"Foothill Flowers" is one of my all time favorite pastel paintings. Spring in Montana has such intense saturated colors that are a challenge to paint. The fresh, alive hues can come off acrid in a painting, suffocating the beauty of spring. I felt I achieved a harmonious balance in this painting, successfully capturing a lush hillside and the cool soft clouds that are indicative to spring skies.
Foothill Flowers is 20" x 34" pastel on paper.
"Tom Minor Basin" is my entry to the 42 Annual Missoula Museum Art Auction. This event will be held February 01, 2014 at the museum located at 335 North Pattee Missoula, Montana
59802. For more information you can visit the museum's website.
"Tom Minor Basin" is a 30" x 40" pastel painting. This is looking South towards the boundary of Yellowstone National Park on a bright July day with thunderstorms just starting to develop.
I am delighted to have a pastel painting in the live auction and the annual Yellowstone Art Museum Art Auction "Art Auction 46", this event will be held on March 1, 2014.
"Lamar Valley Storm" is a 30" x 40" pastel painting from the Lamar Valley located in Yellowstone National Park. This is a dynamic pastel exhibiting the uniqueness of the medium through the use of many layers of color. I am always surprised how the subtle translucent color layers create a very vibrant relationship that translates the beauty of the light.
The Yellowstone Art Museum is located at 401 N 27th St, Billings, Mt 59101. You can also visit their website auction page.
This is an original plein air oil painting done in August 2013. It was a hot summer morning with bright light and rich color that made for cool shadows and warm direct light. Notice that I am standing in the shadow otherwise I would be drenched with sweat!
This is an 8" x 8" oil on canvas panel that is varnished and ready to place in a frame.
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