"West Fork of the Madison 2" 10" X 12" Oil on Canvas Panel
This was the
second painting I completed on a smoky/hazy day on the Madison River,
here in Montana. The first was a 9"X12" down by the riverbank, the
further I got away from the river the hazier it became. The only panel I
had left was a 10"X12" and still looking up the river the haze was
starting to clear up due to light wind. I was able to see more color in
the Dogwood and Willows. While out in the field I look for different
compositions than what I would compose in the studio. I don't sale many of my plein-air work due to the fact that I use them for reference for
my studio work and they hold too many unique memories that I like to
revisit on occasion. Again, I appreciate all the positive and enthusiastic support for this sale!
Here's your chance to own a Plein-Air painting by Dennis Boyd!
I don't usually sell my field studies, because these are the paintings I use for my reference
for larger studio paintings. These are really personal paintings and each have a unique story behind them. I try not to have any preconceived ideas or compositions in mind when I head out into the field. I hike around for hours looking and studying my subject matter and how the light effects the surrounding areas. These twelve paintings comprise different seasons and unique geographic elements of the Montana outdoors that I experience and love.
COMING SOON! I
have recently been working on a "Leave-Behind" portfolio presentation
when I'm meeting with galleries. After some additional revisions, I
believe it's about ready. I am also thinking about making this available
for purchase both as a paperback and eBook... Stay Tuned!
just received some exciting news today, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art
Museum has chosen my painting "Swimming Through the Colors of Fall" for
one of the 2013 Birds in Art Posters. I feel extremely Honored,
Thankful and humbled that the Woodson Art Museum would use my painting
for this prestigious event.
This poster will be available the opening day of the Birds in Art Exhibit,
I'm so excited! I received my
notification that "Swimming Through the Colors of Fall" was accepted
into the 2013 Birds in Art, held at The Liegh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
This will be my second time that I've been accepted into this
wonderful event and I'm looking forward to meeting and reconnecting
with all the Museum Staff and Talented Artists.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has organized Birds in
Art annually, seeking to present the very best contemporary artistic
interpretations of birds and related subject matter. This year nearly
1000 submissions were made into Birds in Art and only 94 were chosen. I
feel extremely honored to have been one of the 94 Artists to have
received this great privilege.
Samarah Fine Art will be exhibiting 8 of Dennis Boyd's Geese Paintings at this years Western Masters Art Show & Sale held at the Best Western Heritage Inn, March 13th through the 16th in room 140. This will be the first time that Samarah Fine Art has exhibited my work for sale in this event and I'm really thankful for the opportunity and look forward to seeing this show first hand and meeting many of the wonderful artists. For more information on the Western Masters Art Show & Sale: www.westernmastersartshow.com
"Swimming Through The Colors of Fall" Oil 20" X 24" I've been working on and off this piece for a while. I found this pair of Chinese Geese while out at a private pond I was invited to this past October. I couldn't resist sketching and photographing them as they swam through the fallen leaves.
This will be the painting that I'm submitting to the Salon
International at the Greenhouse Gallery. The Canada Goose is so common
that people really don't take the time to examine all the color that
these birds can reflect. I really enjoyed painting the effects of direct
light as well as the reflected light on these geese. I also took a
little more time experimenting with different techniques while
maintaining my refusal to use a smaller brush than a #5 Signet Filbert.