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Exploring Texas

The Rolling Hills of Clifton, Texas

Today we made the day trip into Clifton, Texas to drop off some artwork for the Bosque Museum show. Exploring the back roads in and out of Clifton it is no wonder that Clifton is becoming a popular tourist destination. Clifton is that rare small town gem which seems to offer a little bit of everything for those wishing to leave the stress of city life for a relaxing, fun-filled time in a nostalgic country setting.

As for entertainment, Clifton has been called one of the “100 best small art towns in America,” and is known throughout the south for is its diverse art colony. Clifton is home to the Bosque Art Center, one of the finest community art complexes in the state. The Art Center boasts an impressive permanent collection of art, a live theater, photography exhibits, a multitude of classes, and special offerings.

For the outdoorsman and hunter in the family, Bosque County offers a multitude of wildlife and game ranches teaming with deer, birds, and exotics. The camper and fisherman need look no further than nearby Meridian Lake, Lake Whitney, or the Bosque and Brazos Rivers.

Clifton is only 30 minutes away from Waco and midway between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin at the top of the beautiful Texas Hill Country… Just perfect for a day trip!

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Yellowstone National Park

Buffalo at sunset, Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.For anyone wanting to embrace Nature, Yellowstone National Park has to be one of the most popular destinations.

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For me, Yellowstone is the National Park that I long to experience. I see such wonderful photos taken of this magical place. Incredibly beautiful sunsets. Awe-inspiring waterfalls, geysers and rivers. Massive Bison, Majestic Elk and the unknown just around the bend.

 

It’s no wonder that Yellowstone History has been occupied for over 11,000 years. And it’s certainly not a mystery that in 1872 Yellowstone was nominated as the first National Park.

All Photos Courtesy of Ron Niebrugge :)

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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America’ Horse in Art

Some Call Him Naughty

Wow! As August 16th quickly approaches, and I see the roster of all of the talented artists participating in the American Quarter Horse Museum’s Annual Art Show, I am truly humbled and excited to be a part of something so unique.

I have three pieces submitted, including the drawing above, titled “Some Call Him Naughty”. The opening reception is just a couple of weeks away, beginning on August 16th and should be a ton of fun!

For more information, including all three of my drawings submitted for this show, click on the picture below.

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Posted by on August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico

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Being an Artist has a lot of advantages over other jobs.

At times, it’s an indoor job. Other times, it’s an outdoor job. Sometimes you put in hours enjoyably in your studio, while other times you log several hours a day promoting your artwork. While the miles logged in getting to an Art Festival can be brutal, along with setting up my portable gallery, there certainly are perks associated with showing at these Art Festivals.

This past weekend, I participated in the Ruidoso, New Mexico Art Festival. It was an honor to be in the company of such fine artists. But the perks for me was going to one of my all-time favorite destinations.

Having stumbled upon this wonderfully charming town 1-1/2 years ago, it has tons of charm, as well as fantastic restaurants and shops. Plenty of fishing, 4×4 Jeep Trails, and skiing in the winter. If you want to indulge in horse racing – they have that too!

Next time you want to plan a get away – think of Ruidoso, New Mexico as your next destination. And if you plan it on the last weekend in July, you can take in the art show as well.

Enjoy!

 

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Seasoned Hand

Seasoned Hand

Cowboys – steady, quietly confident and honest.

I love these qualities in a Cowboy. When I started this drawing, those qualities came to mind. Whether this Cowboy is silently waiting to move the herd, or counting down the last cow before suppertime, I think the “Seasoned Hand” epitomizes the Cowboy Way of Life.

This drawing is 12 x 16, drawn with Graphite Pencil on Bristol Board Paper. This particular drawing took on average, about 65 hours to complete.

To view this drawing – and all my drawings – check out my website: Geri Dunn, Western Graphite Artwork

 
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Posted by on July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Graphite Art in Texas

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After spending quite a bit of time in the studio and out at Art Festivals throughout Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma, I am ready to get back into my studio and create more artwork!
For the second half of the year, I am super excited about 3 pieces of artwork that have been accepted into “America’s Horse in Art” Show & Sale at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, Texas.
Opening Reception Night is August 16, 2014 and promises to be a blast.
Along with the top drawing, here are the other two pieces of artwork accepted to this wonderful event.

Pretty Boy

Some Call Him Naughty

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Red-Tailed Hawk Graphite Drawing

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Red Tailed Hawk – Graphite Drawing

In numerous traditions, the hawk has a strong relationship with the world of the gods. Some of this symbolism has persisted in modern mythology and beliefs.

At the same time, hawks can soar and fly high in the sky. This animal has the power to provide support in gaining a higher level perspective on any issue or project you undertake. When the hawk appears in your life, it’s perhaps time to be less distracted by the details and focus on the higher perspective. Relying on the hawk power, you can see what’s ahead clearly and defy any obstacles that may be on your way.

Growing up in a small ranching area, it was quite common to see the Red Tailed Hawk. So much so, that I never thought much about seeing them soar, hunt in the tall wheat grasses, and perched on a telephone pole along the side of the road.

When my husband and I moved to Texas, they were few and far between. Not only is this when I realized how much I had taken their presence for granted – I realized how much beauty they possess. I was thinking of this one day, while working in Downtown Dallas, in one of the taller buildings. I had a window office, overlooking all of Downtown, including Dallas Fair Park and Big Tex. To my astonishment, a Red Tailed Hawk came soaring in between the tall buildings, equivalent to the 25th Floor, and perched on the window sill of my office. For several weeks, he repeated this – and then one day he was gone…

So when I look upon a Hawk today, I do feel like the Red Tailed Hawk is a symbol of good fortune and good health. And that is what inspired several versions of this drawing. 

This drawing was created with graphite pencils, and pastel (for the eye). Finished size is 8 x 10.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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