2020 Miniature Oils & Gifts

New 6×6 oil on board plein air painting by KWeigand.

Sneak peak of our 2020 Holiday Miniature Oils & Gift Sale that starts next week on BLACK FRIDAY! Stay tuned!

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Colorado Aspens – Abstract Art

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The Old Tree Behind Dodds Nursery on Main St in Fredericksburg Tx

I remember when growing up our family would visit the Dodd’s Nursery on Main St in Fredericksburg TX.

As a kid I wasn’t very interested in gardening, but I always enjoyed seeing that old oak tree in their back yard! It was magnificent back then, with its many twisted limbs, and its still a beauty!

The old tree where Dodd’s Nursery once stood.

But times are changing, and so is Fredericksburg. Dodd’s Nursery has been torn down, which is sad, but now we can actually see that beautiful old tree from Main Street! Its a joy to view.

I’d like to go back & photograph it in different lighting situations, and perhaps create a color study of it too! But for now, my favorite is the simplicity of this black & white.

B&W is a timeless classic, kinda like that old tree. Color can create distractions, and with b&w, the viewer’s eye can easily find those fine details of the long reaching tree limbs and even the details in the bark of the tree trunk. Better when viewed large.

This old tree is such a natural beauty on our Main Street here in the Hill Country!

Thanks for looking.


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Peach Blooms & Butterflies, Fredericksburg Tx

We are all going through some challenging times with the virus pandemic, and so I find myself being drawn even closer to nature. I try to go outdoors every chance I get!
It seems like I can always find some tiny visual surprise outside that helps me to take my mind of the real world. And Mother Nature always seems to have a bounty of visual treasures! You just have to step outside, relax, and search for her JOYS.
Don’t forget to take your camera!
For the last week or two, our peach trees have been in full bloom on our ranch, and I love watching the dainty butterflies dance from bloom to bloom, constantly moving. They are so incredibly peaceful. I can’t help but think about where they came from, and how long their journeys are, while I’m clicking away on my camera.
The light was a bit soft on this day, but I still managed to get a couple backlit shots while trying to keep the background blurred. A soft background helps your main subject stand out more, which in turn, helps to create more impact in your images.
And personally, I just love it when the backlit ambient light filters through their thin wings like this first image.

The different peach tree varieties bloom in stages. The earlier varieties have pretty much leafed out & the blooms are past their peak. The blooms don’t last very long! But the good news is, the later peach tree varieties are now blooming!

The bees and butterflies have fresh spring blooms to keep them busy.

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Hill Country Peach Blooms

The Hill Country is filled with the beautiful peach orchard blooms.
Spring is here!
The Bluebonnets are blooming, as well as an early Indian Paintbrush here and there.
But our peach & other fruit trees are looking so beautiful! And they are covered with butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Here are a few photos that I took the other day from our own ranch near Fredericksburg.

I thought it would be fun to include a couple black & white images to see the tiny details.

Welcome Spring! With all of the gloomy covid-19 news, its relaxing just being outdoors with nature. I encourage all to go outdoors – even for a short visit – while the temps are cooler , the grass is green, and the blooms are blooming!

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Wild Bay Stallion – Oil Painting Study

I had FUN creating this one! And surprisingly it all came together rather quickly for me. Paintings take on their own personality/attitude as the painting progresses. This one seemed to move along well, as soon as the rough-in sketch and first dark values were completed.
I may create a larger one some day…

This new oil painting study was created with the McCullough Peaks Wild Horse Range near Cody Wyoming in mind – trying to capture their fiery wild spirit!

Wild Bay Stallion
8×10 study
oil on canvas

My messy palette

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Bison – Into the Light, original oil


Bison Study
8×10 oil on canvas

Its almost done, just need to tweak a few spots here and there.
This piece is speaking to me, perhaps its the simplicity of it.

Inspired by one of my photos from Yellowstone as a reference. Love the American West!

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Taos NM in Summer – original oil

I recently finished this smaller 8×10 original oil, and now, looking upon it, it takes me back to Taos NM. We really love that area. The cottonwoods, aspens, valleys, mountains in the background and its amazing cultural history … New Mexico truly is the “Land of Enchantment!”

Taos New Mexico in Summer
8×10 original oil painting
on linen panel
by KWeigand

If your planning to visit the Taos area, here’s a short list of some great places to see!
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is 650 feet high and 1280 feet long with breathtaking views.  It is easy to find on Route 64.
Taos Pueblo This place has been inhabited for over 1000 years and is an UNESCO World Heritage site. A fabulous place to visit, shop, and talk with the local natives.
Ski Valley Taos, New Mexico
• Lots of shopping and wonderful food on the main square.
• Taos High Country Loop, aka the “Enchanted Circle” … Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Questa, Red River, Bobcat Pass, Eagle Nest, & Angel Fire

Here’s a few Plein Air spots for artists in the Taos area:
San Francisco de Asis Church, 60 St Francis Plaza. Rancho de Taos, NM. Over 200 years old and one of the most photographed and painted churches in North America.
Picuris Pueblo, 24 mi southeast of Taos
• Moreno Valley
• San Antonio del Rio Colorado, St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Questa NM
• Wild Rivers Rec Area near Questa NM
• La Junta Campground area
• Ghost Ranch, Tierra Amarilla NM (where Georgia O’Keeffe used to live)
• The White Place, Abiquiu NM (bumpy road)
• Christ in the Desert Road (Road #151) past Ghost Ranch take #151. 13 miles of great scenery, a monastery, & Chama River. Best with 4×4. Do not travel with heavy rain/heavy mud.

There’s so much to see! We can’t wait to go back to Taos!

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First Friday Art Walk, Fredericksburg Tx

A delightful monthly event for artlovers, the first Friday of every month is a wonderful way to spend an evening of ART, Hill Country atmosphere, and socializing with friends in downtown Fredericksburg!
Many participating local art galleries keep their doors open late into the evening (often 8pm), for this self-guided tour around town. Each gallery offers its own unique character and style.
Discover art from around the USA as well as local artists!

Photo of the Vereins-Kirche, downtown Fredericksburg Tx.
The Vereins-Kirche (Society Church), the first public building in Fredericksburg, was designed by a Dr. Schubert of the Adelsverein, and built by the first settlers of Fredericksburg in 1847.

It was built following an ancient German style known as the “Carolingian octagon,” exemplified by the original portion of the cathedral of Charlemagne at Aachen. In the 1800’s, all of the local religious groups in Fredericksburg used the building, which stood in the middle of Main Street. It was nicknamed the Kaffeemühle (coffee mill) for its octagonal shape.