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28 Jan Demo in Calgary

Thanks to everyone who came to the demo in Calgary on January 16th and packed out the place!  Leah and I had a lot of fun and enjoyed seeing many good friends.  A big thanks to Doug and everyone at Swinton’s Art Supply.

We opened the floor to anyone who wanted to put in a name for the painting and got over 50 unique ideas! Here are just a few:

– Looking for Ansers (anser is latin for goose) – very clever!
– Bugger off, she’s mine!
– A couple of quacks
– Goosed again
– Checking out the chick
– I’m a honkytonk man

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20 Dec Awarded Best Floral Painting

I am honored to have received the Best Floral Award for “White On White” (pictured below) in the Oct/Nov Plein Air Salon Competition.  Thank you to Joseph McGurl who judged the competition, and Plein Air Magazine!  The painting will be featured in their February issue.

For a larger picture and details about this painting click here, or see all the award winners here.

Floral Painting by Jerry Markham

White on White, 20×18, Oil – Sold

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12 Nov National Cowboy Museum Show

I’m excited and honored to have been asked to participate in this year’s Small Works, Great Wonders show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. This western themed show opens Friday, November 14th and is on display until December 1st with proceeds benefiting the museum.

This event features paintings and sculptures by Museum Prix de West artists and other invited artists.  Two of my pieces shown below are in the show.

For details and to reserve tickets for the opening see their website.

A Lofty Perch
A Lofty Perch – 16×16 – Oil

Come and Get 'Em
Come And Get ‘Em – 20×16 – Oil

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30 Jun Workshop in Jasper

Leah and I just got back from a great couple weeks away. At the Jasper workshop we were spoiled with sunny warm weather, which doesn’t always happen in the mountains. We were warned about aggressive grizzlies but didn’t run into any while painting.

Everyone was great about trying new things including doing a split day where we painted in the morning, took an afternoon break (or nap in my case), and came back for an evening paint to capture the light. The spouses who tagged along were awesome – bringing us snacks, and teaming up for golf outings. They even claimed to have solved all the world’s issues while we painted the sunset. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend!

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