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Hide and Seek by Asa Gochenour
8x10 Original $795

I had a lot of fun on this painting. I added a bear cub in the tree and a mama bear below. She appears to be looking around for him. When I was a young boy, I loved playing hide and seek with my mom. She usually always found me. But sometimes I would climb a tree and she had no idea where I went! Those memories are some of my favorite souvenirs from my childhood. I hope you enjoy my painting, "Hide and Seek".

- Asa Gochenour

Enjoy this timelapse video of Jess Wathen drawing "Starlight." 

 

Jess Wathen is an artist whose originals we carry. He does a beautiful mix of modern fantasy with classic wildlife. It is a fresh new perspective on a well-loved subject. 

From the artist: 

"Typically, I turn to the old masters for inspiration since I feel art was at its greatest during that time period--or at least more objectivity was present. In fact, while painting, I often watch some of my favorite documentaries featuring such artists and their excellence. During that time, technical superiority was king, and that is something I try to emulate. I am greatly influenced by the equal marriage of exceptional skill and talent that helped beauty and talent prevail. Today, it would appear concepts are praised more so than the execution. I suppose I mention all of this to reveal my objective: to execute very refined realism that showcases beauty and pays homage to the greats."

Introducing Asa Gochenour, a talented new artist that we will be carrying. New originals available!!

From the artist:

I grew up in southern New Mexico, USA, and still live there. At a very young age I developed a passion for art and the great outdoors. Influenced by my mother and grandmother, both artists, and collectors. I decided to give art a try. I was twelve years old the first time I used oils. Since age 16, I have been painting full time, I'm 22 now. I want my paintings to capture the essence of what God has already done. I want people to slow down and appreciate the beauty in our world. Realism is my primary style. When I was young, I vowed that if I ever became an artist, I would paint realistic, but still make sure my art had the charm of a painting and not just look like a photograph. I am fasinated by dramatic light and color. Most of my paintings are composed from my imagination and from several photograghs put together to create the perfect hamony. I paint because it makes me happy. If my art touches someones heart and makes them feel peace and awe in their soul, then it's all worth it. But really, I love painting so much, If I was the only person on earth I would still paint. I'm happy that I'm not, so I can share it with you. Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoy my work.

-Asa Gochenour

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MarkKeathley was kind enough to share some images of his latest painting in progress. If you like Mark's work, you will enjoy this behind the scenes look at his process.