Tuesday, October 25, 2011

International Guild of Realism show highlights:

Here are a few highlights from the "International Guild of Realism" show in Santa Fe.   It was a wonderful experience to be a part of and to see so many talented artists work.

IGOR - First Ever VIDEO of our Sixth Annual Exhibition in Santa Fe
click here to see:

Barbara Rudolph

Monday, October 24, 2011

What Time is It? There is Never Enough Time!

I haven't blogged in a while.....There is way too much to do and so little time.  I saw this "clock" somewhere???  Sorry I cannot remember where, but I LOVE IT!  Getting back to "painting birds" now....have a wonderful day.

Barbara Rudolph

Friday, October 14, 2011

Four Faces of Fall - November 11th - Jane Hamilton Fine Art Gallery

This is the invite for the "Four Faces of Fall" artist reception on November 11th at "Jane Hamilton Fine Art" gallery.  It is located in Tucson, Arizona.  My new painting "Diva" is on the invite with the three other amazing artists, Sean Wallis, Zulia Gotay de Anderson, and Deborah Leigh Hayes.   If you will be in the Tucson area in November, be sure and stop in the "Jane Hamilton Fine Art" gallery.  (see link below for more information about this show.) 

(The new paintings for this show may not be uploaded to the gallery website until closer to the opening.)  

Barbara Rudolph 

2890 E. Skyline Dr.  Ste 180
Tucson, AZ  85718

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Violin Painting with Western Tanager "Diva"


This new oil painting is of a "violin" dated from the 20th century with a "western tanager".   I decided to name it "Diva."  Yes, I know what you are thinking... a "Diva" is a celebrated glamorous "female" singer, a star, divine, and a goddess...but this is a painting of a "male" tanager.  Well..... being in the art world, you will have to trust me when I say that I have seen many "queens" & "princesses" of the opposite sex too, so I decided to go with the title "Diva" anyway because I think it fits.  

This oil painting, "Diva" is 16 x 8" and will be for sale at "Jane Hamilton Fine Art" gallery, in Tucson, Arizona.  The show reception will be held on November 11th.  If you would like more information about this oil painting or the show, please get in touch with me or the gallery.

  Your comments are welcome too, just click on the comment link.

Barbara Rudolph

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wildlife artist "Linda Besse" New Friend from the "IGOR" Realism show

Linda Besse oil painting

Linda Besse oil painting

I just returned last weekend from the "International Guild of Realism" show in Santa Fe.  It was a spectacular show and we had an amazing turn out.  The show was held at the beautiful "Sage Creek Gallery" in downtown Santa Fe.   If you missed the opening you can still preview all of the works on the gallery website or on the "International Guild of Realism" website.  Many of the participating members and their guests were in attendance for the festivities.  The honored guest judge John O'Hern, retired curator of the Arnot Art Museum of Elmira, NY presented the awards.  My favorite part of the entire show and experience was meeting the various artists and making new friends.

There is one wildlife artist in particular that I met named "Linda Besse."  Linda is an amazing artist that has traveled the world to photograph and experience animals in the wild.  She has traveled every state in the U.S. as well as 31 countries, and all seven continents.  Besides being incredibly talented, she is one of the nicest people I have met in a long time.  She is quite modest and genuine, and kindly offers advice if asked, and has some extraordinary stories to tell about her many adventures in the wild.

The two images posted above are oil paintings by "Linda Besse."   If you would like to see higher resolution images, please visit her website or blog.  I'll attach the links below.  She has also been juried into the "Birds In Art" exhibition at the "Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum"  numerous times which is one of my life goals these days.  Check out her work when you get a chance, it is incredible!

Barbara Rudolph
my website

See LINDA BESSE website
Linda Besse Blog

Sage Creek Gallery
International Guild of Realism