In our last Gallery News page we said ” In the days ahead we will be adding another new artist to our pages who does wonderful work in pencil. ” That artist is Ryan Douglas Jacque. a native of Western Massachusetts. We also mentioned that our new artist has had the honor of being in the prestigious Birds in Art Exhibition several times since 1998, most recently 2013. We happen to have the Birds in Art catalog containing Ryan’s work of a house sparrow on a weather vane – it is truly a wonderful pencil achievement!
Wisconsin artist, Frank Mittelstadt has noted that three of his paintings have been sold and added four new paintings; two wonderful butterfly paintings, a majestic 10 point white tailed buck deer, and a pair of Canadian geese “honking”.
Sorry but our fine artists are making me work; I just received a colorful and wonderful piece by Chris Vest of a quail on blossoming saguaro, a wonderful piece for those of you who have spent time out west.
Bob Leum, also one of our wonderful Wisconsin artists, has sent in a fine painting of a pair of Orioles
Be sure to remember to click on images for enlargements – one way to really appreciate the artist’s work! !
Yes, and there are hundreds of fine artists out there but there is one we couldn’t resist to invite joining our fine assembly of wonderful artists. Ashley Cecil’s work caught my eye as it is truly “Original Bird Art” I have not seen before so I wanted to share it with you! Ashley is exhibiting 4 of her works to begin with, which we hope will expand to more in the weeks ahead. To go directly to her new page, just click on her name which follows: Ashley Cecil
In the days ahead we will be adding another new artist to our pages who does wonderful work in pencil. This artist has been in the most prestigious annual bird art exhibition in the world, “Birds In Art” at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, which is a must visit experience. I’ve been there many times while residing in Wisconsin and now must resort to annually ordering their catalog containing the works of over 100 artists from around the world who were chosen to display their work. Many of our artists have been among those selected several times to attend.
Duane is a popular artist here in Arkansas we’re pleased to having joined our crew. He owns and operates his own gallery in Mountain Home and has exposure as a teacher on the Internet in addition to our pages. Duane is talented as you’ll see working in watercolors and acrylics primarily. About 14 of his works glorifying north central Arkansas’s fisheries and wildlife not to overlook it’s forests, lakes, rivers and creeks. click on his name to go to his page – Duane Hada
I don’t have to mention that things are tough for many of our artists as I’m sure they are for many of you. Our economy and employment situation seems to be improving but at a snail’s pace. I’m sure our artists will be certain to consider purchase offers enabling both buyer and seller to be happy with the result. Fill free to contact me to mediate any offer between yourself and the artist (see “Contact” page.)
John Hazelton, Mill House Gallery Owner/Operator
The Siegrists, Wes and Rachelle, have added three more wonderful miniature paintings to their page, and have also notified us that they have sold three paintings and have removed them from their page (Sorry folks) Wes has added two, one of a sea gull startled by the surf at the shore, the other of an ancient forest being explored by an unidentified colorful bird. Rachelle has a very nice piece of an immature caracara. We recommend clicking on the image to view the mysterious bird.)
Robert Cook, are friend residing in Europe exhibited in our original web site over 10 years ago and accepted our invitation to rejoin us, and we’re happy he has as his work is truly wonderful as you’ll see. Robert is exhibiting seven of his work, four oil paintings, one acrylic, two graphite drawings that are magnificent in their detailing.one of a tiger cub, the other of a young monkey. (to really appreciate the detail click on each image to enlarge them.) His oils are of a very colorful peacock, a kingfisher and an oyster-catcher. His acrylic is of a gold finch and the fourth oil is of an eider duck. Robert Leum has added an oil painting of a pair of Sandhill Cranes in a field of tall grasses blown by strong wind.
To visit these artist’s page click on their highlighted names.
Yes, we’ve been busy keeping up with our many artists and we are glad! Myra Nye our scratch-board artist of Wisconsin has completed and submitted a nice scratch-board piece of a chickadee entitled “Window Outlook” (chickadee). Barbara Banthien of California fame has completed and added to her page 2 exceptional works, 1 of an Old Oak tree With 2 Downy Woodpeckers on it . and her 2nd word is entitled “Early Bird” (American Robin) . And our 3rd artist, Frank Mittelstad, like Myra a Wisconsinite, whom we know personally has completed and added to his page 3 works on beautiful high quality wood cabinet doors; 1 is “Autumn Myrtle” (myrtle warbler)
The 2nd is “Fuel Injection” (barn swallows), and the 3rd. is “Calamus Spring” (sandhill cranes) that is also a wonderful landscape with a barn in the background.
By the way by clicking on the artist’s name, it’s a link to their respective page.
And consider making a $ offer which we will bounce off the artist/artists on paintings anywhere in our gallery.
The Mill House Gallery is pleased to announce new work from three of our wonderful artists. Linda Relis has completed an oil painting on canvas of a great
egret that is very colorful. Our other Linda, Linda Besse has completed five fascinating oil paintings, one of “Penguins Porpoising” 12″ x 44″ (so click on the painting for enlargements twice. Her second piece entitled “High Seas”,which she actually experienced aboard a small boat on the way to Antarctica. A third oil is of an Ostrich, entitled “Big Bird” (of course): the fourth of a bird hunter’s catch of 2 snow geese entitled “Blue Bounty” and lastly my favorite, “Flight” of a flock of Flamingos.(Also click twice on the picture to get the most out of her work) Mike Hughes is our last in this announcement, who resides in the United Kingdom, One of his 2 works is a pencil drawing of two small owls in an an ancient olive tree and the other is an acrylic of 1 owl on a fallen hawthorn tree. Click on the highlighted artist names to visit their pages.
Andy Schumann, a Wisconsin artist has been busy at his forge and has created an interesting steel piece entitled “Red-Wing Black Bird” amid 36″ cattails Click here to visit Andy’s page.
James Kiesow, also a Wisconsin artist, has completed a wonderful acrylic painting of a bluejay after ripe grapes; the piece is intitled “Grape Robber.”
Click here to visit James’ page
Frank Mittelstadt has placed Four new acrylics on wood,serving also as beautiful frames. 1 is of a ram, another a Monarch butterfly, a third is of a red-tailed hawk and the last a striking piece of a goldeneye duck. Frank’s page Here’s a good opportunity to start a collection of Frank’s work. Frank will consider a quantity discount for all four.
Peter Mathios has completed a wonderful painting of a water scene titled “Through The Fog” in the moonlight and ducks flying in the background. Click here to visit his page Mathios Page
Andy Schumann has completed a new metal piece of a Chickadee on a branch. It’s “one of a kind” and we’re showing it through two images,
one a full view and the other an enlargement. click here to visit Schumann’s page.
We get much pleasure and enjoyment from the art collection a friend started back in 1997 when OBA also started. At that time the gentleman told us that he didn’t get serious about collecting originals until it occurred to him while visiting an art gallery in New Mexico and compared the price of a print to the price of it’s original. Rightfully or wrongly he felt that the prices were not all that far apart and decided he’d rather own the original and began his wonderful collection , many of which were acquired through us that he viewed on Originalbirdart and are exhibited in his page in the Gallery. Johnson Collection
We apologize for the poor quality of some of the images as they were taken on the gentleman’s wall in his home where the conditions are less than perfect.