Two more sincere Thank You's on their way to patrons who purchased during the Footprints on the Trail show.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Thursday, March 24, 2016
It looks to me like I'm going to be at this for a couple of weeks. I only have one patent medicine left if anyone is interested...
Not to worry. The active ingredient in this one is tap water.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The price was a dollar. It is totally ratty. I saw the pistol on the top of it, and decided I had to have it whether or not I ever used it. I was in a rush. I left my gallery room at the Western Heritage show to go down to the Antique show and pick up some paper that a dealer had set aside for me. Paper I can use. While leaving the show to return to my room, another dealer mentioned she had a box of paper from a movie theater, and asked if I'd be interested. This piece of paper was sitting right on top.
If you are disinterested because it doesn't have any art on it, please skip to the second paragraph. I'll leave you with that. It's definitely a different world we are living in.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
My bags are packed and I'm ready to go, and the drive is only ninety miles of Interstate. This is the first of three smaller pieces of Marshall-Wells billhead that is fishing related. Since I sold the larger piece before I had a chance to frame it, I decided to not reveal this one until today. It is mounted in my portfolio which is in my car. The Western Heritage Artists Show and Sale officially starts tomorrow evening, but I always goes a day early to set up and settle in. The gallery rooms are not open until 7:00 PM, but I'll have mine open all day tomorrow. If you are in Great Falls for Western Art Week, I'm offering you an invite!
Friday, March 4, 2016
Here's another billhead from Marshall-Wells in Duluth, Minnesota, to C. W. Rank & Company in Virginia City, Montana. This one is dated the 7th of February, 1905. Based on a poster I found on-line, I think I improved on it a great deal, and added the NP Railway logo to add a bit of authenticity to it. I wish I could tell you who the artist was, but sadly I cannot. Regardless, I think my Rainbow is just a bit better than his (or hers).
This one is headed to my framer before noon, because it is then headed to the Western Heritage Artists Footprints on the Trail show in less than two weeks.