Friday, March 9, 2018

The Russell Art Auction and Out West Art Show - Coming Soon!


Usually to usher in Russell week, which starts on Weds. of next week, I send out postcards to all my collectors and art fans to notify them early of the upcoming events.  This year however, my print company seems to have dropped off the map.  Not sure why, but I haven't been able to contact them to find out what happened; no response to phone calls, emails, or even chats.  I should mention here, this is an online company who's name I won't mention because, up until now, they've always been great about being on time and accommodating odd requests.
In light of all that, I've decided to cast my postcard image to the Digital Wind, and hope for the best.  I do all my own layout, so this is a combination of both front and back, as it was originally designed for the printer.
If you are reading this, its because you are either on my email mailing list, a follower of my Blog, or a fan of my Facebook Page.  In any case, I apologize for adding more "stuff" on top of your already bulging inbox and/or news feed.
We are calving at the ranch right now, and I'm thoroughly looking forward to spending some quality time with humans (at least for a few days) so please come by and keep me company.

For more information on the process of bidding for my piece Burden of Beauty, please contact the CM Russell Museum at 406-727-8787.  This piece is in the March 17th, Saturday night auction which starts at 5pm mountain time.

Yours truly,

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Rooster

The Rooster                                          16x12"  oil-canvas panel

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Burden of Beauty

The Burden of Beauty                                                                       24 x 24"     oil-linen panel

Hi-Ho Silver!

Hi-Ho Silver!                                                                                 18 x 24"  oil-linen panel

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Can I Keep Him?

©Deb Schmit           Can I Keep Him?                20x16              oil-canvas panel

This painting was in desperate need of reworking (see below.)  The head was far too big in proportion to the body (on the child.)  Plus I was never quite happy with it over all.  I was in a HURRY when I first created it...which is sometimes a detriment to any artists work.  As I reworked the piece, I followed my intuition to change this child into a girl and am much happier with the results and (previously entitled Prairie Pet) the change in title.

This painting will be at the Out West Art Show this coming Wednesday March 15th-18th, in Great Falls, MT.  Best Western Heritage Inn, room #166.  1700 Fox Farm Rd.

Friday, March 10, 2017

I Met this Rooster in Mexico

©Deb Schmit            Range Rooster           16x12"  oil-linen panel

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Prairie Moon

Prairie Moon                   18x12"              oil-linen panel

Fresh off the easel.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Messengers              24 x 30"               oil-canvas
I've painted several smaller buffalo that've been a lead up to this larger piece.  I think I finally got the look of mystery I was trying to convey.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Brookies                               18 x 12 oil-canvas panel

This painting made its way through a couple galleries, then came back to me unsold.  As cute as the original was, I wondered if I had missed the mark.  I didn't want to scrap the piece because there were so many elements in it I liked, and I just felt she needed a different look.  I reworked the face and am much happier with it now.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

American Women Artists Finalist

Lunch Pail                                16 x 11"    oil-canvas panel

My painting Lunch Pail is a finalist in the AWA's Spring Online Juried Show.  A big honor since I only joined their organization just a month ago.  Thank you AWA!  For a complete list of the finalists, and also to take a look at this seasons winners click here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Awakening                                                                 12 x 16"    oil/linen panel
Each spring multitudes of birds migrate to the Montana prairie to nest during the early months of summer.  I've used lighter values in the sky to suggest wind.  This helps communicate the swirling movement of this flock of black birds.