Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Icons of the West

Orphan                          20 x 13"   oil-canvas panel

This painting is heading over to the Dana Gallery in Missoula, MT as part of Icons of the West art show.  The opening is this coming Friday, May 15th from 6-9pm.  Click on the link to contact the gallery for more information.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 Russell Art Auction - Malos Pollos SOLD!


My husband snapped this photo at Saturday's Russell Art Auction.  Several bids were offered from the large crowd of collectors who attended this years auction, with the winning bid coming in by phone!  I couldn't be happier!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Out West Art Show Kicks Off Tonight at 5pm!


The room is up and ready and will be opening at 5pm tonight!  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Farm Boy II

Farm Boy II                                                        8 x 6"  oil - canvas panel

This little Farm Boy will be added to the paintings heading to the Out West Art Show.
The show opens Wednesday night at 5pm. again at the Heritage Inn in Great Falls, MT.  I'll be in room #166.  We are all very excited for another successful year!

UPDATE:  This painting sold during the show, and is no longer available.  Thank you Jon & Sharon!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Orphan

Orphan                                     20 x 13"  oil - canvas panel
Here's another painting using the same subject as Prairie Pet.  Many pioneer women and children adopted wildlife found seemingly abandoned on the vast prairie landscape; often as a cure for the loneliness of living in such a remote and isolated place.  This piece is also heading to the Out West Art Show, during Russell week coming up on Wednesday March 18th.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Out West Art Show

(Kit &) Kaboodle                                                                        30 x 30"  oil-linen
This painting will be exhibited at the upcoming Out West Art Show, starting next Wednesday at 5pm, during Russell week in Great Falls, MT.  The show has taken some twists and turns the past few years, but some wonderful folks have taken the helm, and have more fun and exciting activities planned.  The event is being held once again at the Heritage Inn.  I'll be in room #166 as always, hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Charolais Pair

Charolais Pair                                                                                                18 x 24"  oil - linen panel
I created this painting for the up coming Out West Art Show, which is coming up during Russell Week here in Great Falls.  The subject is one I've wanted to do for a long time, and features cows on the Cobb Ranch just west of Augusta, MT, and the Rocky Mountain Front.  This is Haystack Butte, a prominent feature and landmark for safe passage into the mountains, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

UPDATE:  This painting sold the day I posted it here, and the collector was generous in letting me hang it during the show.  It received a lot of compliments from locals who are familiar with the landscape featured in this painting.

Friday, February 27, 2015

iWeb Replacement - EverWeb

Many of you may already know that Apple discontinued iWeb a few years ago.  My website was constructed using this amazing tool, so the thought of rebuilding it, much less learning a new program, has sent me into small panic attacks.
I'll be honest, I have NO desire to learn html code, no matter how "easy" it is.  For some reason I have it in my head that this method is archaic.  I mean really, in this day and age! Okay that made me sound old, but for Pete's sake, I'm not building this website on a Commadore 64!  There has to be a better way!
Anyway, my old iWeb website was still functioning, so I was willing to wait until a suitable replacement could be found; limiting updates and only adding minimal changes.  I frequently checked with Apple's community forums and it looked like several companies were stepping forward to fill the need.  But things like this take time, especially to work out bugs etc., so I waited.
Finally last year, it looked like EverWeb would emerge on top, so I made the plunge.  I don't usually give endorsements, but Rage Software has indeed created a suitable replacement for our beloved iWeb!  I was able to recreate my website to look much the same as the old one, and tech support was never lacking.  I can't thank them enough!

Heres a link to my new website, plus one that will take you to the Everweb app download.

www.debschmit.com
www.everwebapp.com



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Rosie                                                                                                         18 x 24"  oil - canvas
Another donkey to add to a series I'm working on entitled Beasts of Burden.  This subject was inspired by woven palm mats I saw while vacationing in Mexico.

UPDATE:  This painting was sold during the Out West Art Show last weekend.  Thank you Sandy!!!