Monday, October 09, 2006

Upland Field Day

Quail season

The hunting seasons are here. Last year was a bountiful one as evidenced by the abundant game stashed in my freezer. If you haven't had quail slow cooked on the grill with a little native applewood, you just haven't eaten as well as you could be. In the heart of Iowa we have wild turkey, plenty of waterfowl, whitetail deer, and the fishing is excellent too. Too bad the tomato season is over. As for the painting, this is oil on canvas with knife, 11 x 14. This painting I reworked and am fairly happy with the results. If interested in purchasing, please email me from my profile page. Good Hunting!


Blogger marcaliope said...

Qué bonito! talmente parece que se acba de parar al avistar el ave en el cielo... Se intuye el movimiento que precedía a la escena, está muy bien.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Windy Lampson said...

Very nice- I've actually never done a painting with a palette knife before- It's a little intimidating... nice job!

5:18 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Saludos Mar! Gracias! Si, la caza de ave es un deporte de coordinacion de ojo de mano bueno.

Me alegro le gusta esto!

7:38 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Hi Windy- Thanks! Yeah, somehow I became attached to the knife and most likely out of laziness. You should try it though. Its rather fun. Hope all is well with you!

7:40 AM  
Blogger amber said...

Hey I like it Well composed and nice colors It's great!

1:10 PM  
Blogger Daniela said...

As usually, a beautiful painting, Argos!
Great work...

8:14 PM  
Blogger argos said...

Amber thanks. Glad you like it!

Daniela, good to hear from you. How is the painting going with you?

7:41 AM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Argos ¿Escribis en español? que sorpresa!!

Otro gran trabajo, saludos mi amigo

7:55 AM  
Blogger Josh Cassidy said...

I found your blog through Karin's. I really enjoy your work! I'll definately keep visiting.

10:35 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Ah Mauricio, Intento. Intento.

Pero no estoy tan bien. Esto a menudo sale bastante comico no?

Esperanza todo esta bien con usted.
Tienen un gran dia!

Thanks! See you!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Hi Argos!

Great, I can understand perfect! Very good, I like so much read you in spanish.

Have a nice weekend.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Daniele Marioli said...

An other great job!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Checha said...

¡Conque español! ¡Y yo buscando ayuda para comentarte en inglés!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Pammie said...

Hi Argos,

Thanks for your comments on my blog. You sound too nice, too bad you are in Des Moines, it would be nice to meet you. If I am correct I think you make a posting every two weeks or so, so I reckon we are due for another one soon. Although I think a plein air artist must have a reduced output in the autumn and winter.

So I got the three things to do in Ireland, golf, fly-fish, & drink, (and what about horse racing and wife bashing, if what they say in all these Irish stories is true), but I dunno about digging, what sort of digging do they do especially in Ireland? Ditches? Graves?

I did enjoy Ireland very much, and for whatever reason I felt very much at home there. I don't have any Irish connection (maybe very distant), so I am not sure what it was. Maybe just the personalities. This was just after Sept 11 so perhaps it was all the US flags in support everywhere. I also feel very much at home in Norway and I think that is definitely the work values, also the architecture of houses and food (maybe not the fish stuff, but they do like a big fat glass of milk).

Also enjoyed your comment about the pin stripe suited Iowan moving east where he would be more at home. Fortunately my friend from NYC hasn't spotted that one!

Okay, I am at work now (all day Sunday!) and I see my new model has 98,715 negative kriging weights, which is a bad thing, and I need to deal with that!
Hope you had a good weekend and looking forward to your next posting!

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Brooke said...

Argos...aka Jeff... Your work is fantastic. I'm looking forward to another posting.

9:32 AM  
Blogger argos said...

Ah Brooke, you are too kind!

What fun we had no?

Thanks for the visit!

8:03 AM  

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