Size: 7"W x 5"H x 0.25"D
Snow and ice fog had already coated sagebrush and yucca as we drove into Big Bend National Park. Snow flurries hid the Texas mountains. It was a rare and magical weather show for the desert. I decided to capture that morning as a black and white etching to show mystical fog veiling the mountains beneath blowing snow. This etching is on an archival board that can be propped in a bookcase or displayed on a table easel without framing it, though a frame will certainly add elegance and protection.
Clouds towering above vast horizons. Scraggly critters. Blossoms nestled in cactus spines. The desert southwest is in my blood. My favorite subject? Nature's wild, raw, unexpected color. I look for majesty in the mundane. For two decades, I copiloted a corporate jet. Now, I'm passionate about painting silent sunrises, rioting sunsets and the seductively beautiful, treacherous clouds I once skirted with respect. Whether on location or back in my rustic studio high on a Texas mountain ranch, I paint real places: the Rockies, Texas hill country, Big Bend National Park. I sketch my neighbors: working cowboys, bobcats, javelina, cougars, wild burros. Always, I know my subjects. My art hangs in museum exhibits and traditional galleries. I'm profiled in TEXAS TRADITIONS, CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS OF THE LONE STAR STATE, acclaimed as a definitive selection of 35 influential Texas artists. Yay. Nice honor. But everyone (you) deserves to own original art. Yay, Vango. Thanks for introducing us!