|"A Quick Cup O' Joe"|
by Paul Sheldon
giclee on canvas 19" x 13.5"
I’ve been thinking about Father’s Day, which is on June 19. I know most men would love to have an iPAD, but that would be so expected (or wished for). This year, why not do the unexpected and purchase some artwork for your husband/dad? Men enjoy seeing something attractive on their wall, and a gift of a painting can be enjoyed by the whole family. Here at Wilde Meyer Gallery and at our online shop, ColoresAz.com, there are many selections, from giclee prints to original oils.
I definitely don’t want to be sexist about some recommendations, but since it’s for Father’s Day, I’ll go for the more “masculine” works. If your gift recipient likes cowboy art with a contemporary flair, check out prints by Thom Ross, such as “Running Gunmen,” or “The Clanton Gang Crossing Allen Street.”
|"The Clanton Gang Crossing Allen Street"|
by Thom Ross
Giclee on canvas 18" x 18"
Paul Sheldon also paints “manly” style, and offers several prints of his colorful cowboy work including “A Quick Cup o’ Joe,” (as seen at the top of the post) or a beautifully rendered painting of three horses called “Breakfast Bunch.” If your guy likes cars better than horses, Paul also does a great painting called “Flatbed Ford.”
by Paul Sheldon
giclee on canvas 16" x 27"
And, there are several other Wilde Meyer artists who find cars a favorite subject . . .
Bill Colt uses mixed media on canvas to depict colorful images of old power cars, such as this one, called “Desert Caddy.” His painting “Roadmaster,” takes us back to a time when big grillwork was all the rage – that might evoke some fond memories for your Dad!
by Bill Colt
mixed media on canvas 24" x 48"
|"Sunrise on an Arizona Backroad"|
by Michael Baum
oil on canvas panel in frame 16.5" x 19.5"
A vintage car also appears in Stephen Morath’s high color serigraph entitled “Arizona Noche.” It’s a fantasy road trip in the southwest, where all the fun themes of the desert come together.
by Stephen Morath
serigraph print on paper 25" x 31"
Women artists paint cars, too! Connie Townsend’s beefy cars are usually on a wild ride, and, as in “Beagle Scout”, they are driven by some crazy dogs.
by Connie Townsend
oil on canvas 30" x 30"
Brian Boner’s huge oil called “Tractor 1707” would be great for a guy who has a big wall space and likes looking at cool farm machinery.
by Brian Boner
oil on canvas 65" x 68"
Well, actually, I think I have been sexist in my suggestions! But since you know your Father’s Day guy the best, just go back to the Wilde Meyer Gallery website and check out the other artists’ work to find the one that he’ll like.