Thursday, November 17, 2016

Colorful Western Buffalo Painting by Theresa Paden

Colorful Western Buffalo Painting
By Theresa Paden

"Bison on the Move"

30 x 48"
Painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas with 1.5" deep edges.
Painting has been continued onto the edges so framing is optional.
Wired on the back and reading to hang.

Here's a close-up photo of the painting

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Colorful Contemporary Longhorn Paintings by Theresa Paden

Colorful Contemporary Longhorn Paintings by Theresa Paden 

The painting above, "Leading the Way" along with 9 more of my paintings
will be on sale for 20% off at Tracy Miller Gallery on November 27, 2016.
To see all of my paintings that will be available, please  CLICK HERE.
Other artists at Tracy Miller Gallery will have paintings on sale as well! 
No need to be present at the gallery, shipping is available!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Day of the Dead Altar

Day of the Dead Altar
Palm Springs Art Museum

The design and construction of this altar is meant to honor the tribal women, who were basket weavers and members of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The focal point of the altar consists of the painting, Guadalupe Arenas, Snake Weaver, by Pamela Hunt Lee, representing Arenas who lived and worked in the Coachella Valley during the late 1800’s into the mid 1900’s.  Included on the altar are photos of other basket weavers, including Delores Patencio, who created utilitarian vessels and eventually baskets sought after by collectors during the early 20th century and what was known as the Curio Trade.  Arenas and her counter parts lived in harsh desert conditions, creating beautiful vessels, a craft handed down from mother to daughter.  In the painting, Guadalupe Arenas is shown surrounded by design elements used in her weaving.  The composition of strangling snakes, her serious look and the palette are symbols of a life led in harsh conditions while creating spectacular baskets.  The museum’s current exhibition, Grass Roots: Native American Basketry of the West, displays several of the baskets created by Guadalupe Arenas, Delores Patencio and their contemporaries.

All vessels on and around the altar are baskets, some filled with plants symbolizing juncus, sumac and deer grass laboriously collected, prepared and used to weave baskets.  Rocks collected from the desert and small paintings of cactus symbolize the arid environment.  Photographs of Guadalupe Arenas, Delores Patencio and others honor these basket weavers. 

This altar will remain installed through Day of the Dead Celebration at the Palm Springs Art Museum on Sunday, October 30, 10-5 which is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


                                                         6X6 oil on panel

Working my way up north in central California one early morning, I spotted this most peaceful and yet high contrast of color and atmospheric dynamics of an approaching downpour.