Saturday, October 18, 2014

Light Snow by Arthur McCall

Arthur McCall
Light Snow
Acrylic
24” x 24”
Mp-5348
$1325.00





“Light Snow”

Arthur McCall, a native of South Texas is a long-time resident of Pleasanton, Texas. In his painting titled Light Snow, he shares a time not often witnessed in South Texas. It has been a snowy day!  The snowfall covering the landscape remains as a pleasant reminder of the past few hours.



The mesquite trees and corrals are dusted lightly by the falling frozen precipitation as is the vegetation in the foreground.  Regular and irregular shaped tree limbs comprise a fence made from available resources. The rugged old fence is highlighted by snow, however; the roof of the barn and the barren ground has collected a formative amount of snow.


Arthur has skillfully captured the cloud formations that are known whenever cooler air is in the stratosphere.  The clouds are smooth and gently colored by the evening sunset and his brush strokes are purposefully well blended.  The natural setting is honest in character and un-embellished by Arthur as he acknowledges love of land and austere simplicity on this snowy day in rural South Texas.



The painting is punctuated by red gate and barn placed off center and visually connected to the wagon and the windmill beside the barn.  This composition is linear, triangular, and soothingly typical of the loving attention to detail observed by many viewers of Arthur McCall’s paintings.

©Betty Houston
Art Consultant/ Framing Designer
JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Solo Exhibition, X. Song Jiang, JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne





Save the Date 
Nov 8, 2014
Opening of Solo Exhibition/ Curatorial Hanging of
X. Song Jiang
at the JR Mooney Galleries Boerne Location


Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall Colors by Margie Barker



In a painting appropriately entitled “Fall Colors”, Margie Barker pays homage to the seasonal transition we know as autumn. The colors found on this trail announce the change many people await; the heat of summer is no longer a daily experience. Now, there is a clear blue sky complemented by browns, and oranges in subtle tones.  Accompanying this cerulean heaven are the lingering signs of green that refresh the painting with cool tones of grass and warm greens of the evergreen sub-growth.

Margie Barkers’ painting captures stillness in a changing season. Skillful application of paint strokes are used to further convey the quietness of the moment. Most engaging are trees dressed in finery; as the leaves have not fallen to the ground. The only recorded appearance of motion is a group of geese flying in formation across the sky.  They are small, undefined, and fleeting discovery of minimal importance in this composition, but an important detail in the gestalt of the work.

 At this juncture there is quiet tension; soon nature will encompass the scene and cool winds will blow, leaves will fall, and progression of seasonal change will take place.  This moment is honored by Margie Barkers’ appreciation of landscape and its ever changing environment.

©Betty Houston

J.R. Mooney Galleries, Boerne

Hill Country Blues by Margie Barker



Artist, Margie Barker, continues her love of the Texas Hill Country in her most recent painting entitled “Hill Country Blues”.  She reminds the viewer of the many vistas encountered in Texas; offering vast panoramic scenes with contours that are inviting, valleys that are fertile with the much beloved bluebonnets and trees that benefit from density.

“Hill Country Blues” has a composition that is central and recedes toward gentle hills on both sides of the painting, easing into the horizon and beyond.  The colors are gentle, cool, and refreshing with signature variations in depth that are often appreciated by many viewers .The drifts of color are purposefully applied to reinforce the shady areas and the contours of the slopes.

The view beyond is of the hillside, contrasted by the rugged terrain and elevation with some rocky barrenness and haze that is another artistic detail of the painting.  Margie Barker offers a painting of remarkable clarity and color that is closely associated with the light of the season.  

©Betty Houston

J.R. Mooney Galleries, Boerne

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Catalog for RED FALL exhibition

See the catalog here at:

http://issuu.com/jrmooneygalleries0/docs/red_fall_publication_draft_1



Holiday Sale of Bein Irizarry



J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art is proud to kick off the Holiday Shopping season with a 40% off sale of the sculptures by Santa Fe artist, Bien Irizarry. 



 
Red Winter
32" x 16"
Retail  $4,000.00

Sale Price  $2,400.00

 


Bien Irizarry, originally from Puerto Rico, developed as an artist in New York.  He studied at the School of Art & Design, the Arts Students league and the National Academy of Arts.  He has developed his skills in bronze art while working at art foundries throughout this country. One of his first and foremost influences is the work of Rodin.

His subject matter remains simple yet powerful: branches, clouds, stones – even a bird. “I relate to these in a fundamental and metaphorical way,” Bien says. “I can compose with branches quickly, covering surface space, expressing hardship, death, new beginnings and life through a range of textures and movements. Clouds allow me great space, pressure, and atmosphere. Stones or rocks are ancient, wise and defiant. The bird fantasized freedom.”

Clear acrylics are a favorite medium and are the primary element in his work. He fascinates his viewers by the effects of light, the control of gravity, easy carving, and assembling in a modernistic manner. The wood then lends distinct warmth. Natural stones and rocks provide weight and earthy color.

Bien Irizarry currently exhibits in several galleries in the Southwest, and his collectors are from all over the United States.

Aspen Poplars
18" x 14" x 5"
Retail $3,800.00  


Sale : $2,280.00
 
Indian Plains
29" x 29" x 4"
Retail $ 4,500


Sale $2,700.00

To purchase these items online go to:
www.jrmooneygalleries.com

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Kingdom of................Russell Stephenson


Aspects of the Buddhist Dhammapada say, “Death can be a teacher. Only in facing death, those of loved ones and our own, can we be free from the fear of it and learn the lessons it has to teach about life.”
I think of this quote when I look at the body of artwork Russell Stephenson executed after his near fatal motorcycle accident in the Texas Hill Country in May of 2013. With every rib broken, two punctured lung sacs, and a severely separated right shoulder, Stephenson had many months or recuperation ahead.
As a right handed artist, the unfortunate circumstances did not keep him from painting for long. With small yet painful excursions into the studio, the teacher became the student; learning patience as he re-taught himself precision and control, exploring ambidextrous exercises while learning to paint left-handed.
During this recovery time Stephenson worked his way up from small sketches and paintings, then to medium and eventually working on large artworks; until he was formulating his grandiose masterpieces, some measuring 84” wide. Here, alone in the studio with his thoughts, his vision and unforeseen trauma, Stephenson would struggle with extreme pain; making visual treasures that he brought into this world from the multifaceted suffering.
The aesthetic, appearance, statement and underlying resonance in this series of artworks could not of been anything else but what they were -- conceptual artistic epiphanies that gracefully captured relentless notions of the creation of the universe, religion and the monotheistic qualities of the Big Bang theory.
“Kingdom Come”, 36” x 84” oil on wood panel painting is an impactful tribute to these trying times. One of only a few this size, “Kingdom Come” engulfs the viewer in a metaphoric wave of quasi- religious adumbrate. Part landscape, part Lascaux cave painting, part universal truth, “Kingdom Come” radiates an energy similar to an unexplored nebula, a faraway galaxy, or an exploding star; while visually grounding the audiences’ experience in earth tones- bring the evolving mystery closer to earth. Ignoring the separation of the heavens from the earth, light and dark, movement and stagnation, scars and healings all move, work and play within the pictorial field; giving rise to a language that all can understand. Conceived out of suffering; born out of pain, and thrived out of love.
© Gabriel Diego Delgado
JR Mooney Galleries

Original Dalhart Winberg for Sale

Dalhart Windberg (b. 1933)
 "Hill Country Home"
1969
Oil on canvas
9 x 12" canvas size
$6,000.00

 

J.R. Mooney Galleries
is proud to offer an Original 
Dalhart Windberg painting for sale.


This painting has a strong art market presence and successful art auction history.

Call the gallery at 830-816-5106 to purchase or see in person for a consultation viewing.

The painting is dated and signed on the front left corner, dated 1969.

This date is before the signature flat brush technique Dalhart is known for; making it a unique addition to any collection!

-Gabriel Delgado, Gallery Director

----“Born in Goliad County, Texas, and living in Georgetown, Texas, (2010), Dalhart Windberg is a painter of romantic landscapes inspired by his travels throughout Texas, Mexico, Spain, Greece and European countries.  

 In 1979, he was named Texas State Artist, and many limited edition prints of his work have circulated under his business Windberg Enterprises. He has written an instructional book titled The Windberg Techniques of Oil Painting, and two biographies of him have been written: In the Paths of the Masters, 1978, by Bruce Davis; and Dalhart Windberg, Artist of Texas, 1984 by Jerry Allen Potter.”

**(Excerpt from VOGT Appraisers and Auctioneers)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Red Fall Opens tonight 9-13-2014


OPENS
TONIGHT!!!!
 


RED FALL

Sept. 13, 2014 – Oct. 1, 2014


OPENING SATURDAY,

SEPT. 13, 2014

4 PM  -  8 PM
 
 

 Who:
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne

What:
“Red Fall”, a group show celebrating fall inspired landscapes.

When:
Opening : Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the Public

Where:
JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne
305 S. Main St Boerne, TX 78006   ph. 830-816-5106

 

SELECT HIGHLIGHTS

FROM

RED FALL!



 
Texas Fall Landscape
W.A. Slaughter
24" x 36"
Oil
$14,000.00
Fall on the Guadalupe
Cliff Cavin
30" x 40"
Oil
$5,100.00
Summer Day
Porfirio Salinas
12" x 16"
Oil
$10,250.00
Fall Texas Landscape
Randy Peyton
24" x 36"
Oil
$4,500.00
Autumn Daze
Sidney Sinclair
18" x 24"
Oil
$1,975.00 (framed)
Peaceful Creek
Porfirio Salinas
9" x 12"
Oil
$6,545.00 (framed)
Milk & Honey
Russell Stephenson
30" x 60"
Oil
$3,750.00
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

RED FALL Highlights

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RED FALL

Sept. 13, 2014 – Oct. 1, 2014


OPENING SATURDAY,

SEPT. 13, 2014

4 PM  -  8 PM

 

   In anticipation of the long awaited cooler autumn season, J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne will spotlight a selection of paintings for September 2014 Second Saturday Art & Wine;  bringing excitement to the impressionistic qualities of fall landscapes paintings in an exhibit titled: “RED FALL”.
 
Gathering 10 artists ranging from Texas Vintage artists like W.A. Slaughter and Porfirio Salinas to regional icons, Cliff Cavin and Sidney Sinclair to local star Russell Stephenson - Gallery Director, Gabriel Diego Delgado has curated a handful of artworks from the gallery collection that culminate to a visual epiphany of the seasonal change.  A red, orange and earthy toned exhibition tugs at the hopeful demise of an overheated summer; an artistic voice that speaks of a desperate need to a temperature departure.

With a nostalgic sense of crisp leaves crunching underfoot, a smell of cool autumn nights and a wishful thought of a quenching rain, RED FALL is the light at the end of the tunnel; a visual reminder there are colder nights ahead, there are times we can open our windows and doors, and not all days in South Texas are outdoor furnace-scape.

 Who:
J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne

What:
“Red Fall”, a group show celebrating fall inspired landscapes.

When:
Opening : Saturday, September 13, 2014 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the Public

Where:
JR Mooney Galleries, Boerne
305 S. Main St Boerne, TX 78006   ph. 830-816-5106





 

SELECT HIGHLIGHTS

FROM

RED FALL!



 
Texas Fall Landscape
W.A. Slaughter
24" x 36"
Oil
$14,000.00
Fall on the Guadalupe
Cliff Cavin
30" x 40"
Oil
$5,100.00
Summer Day
Porfirio Salinas
12" x 16"
Oil
$10,250.00
Fall Texas Landscape
Randy Peyton
24" x 36"
Oil
$4,500.00
Autumn Daze
Sidney Sinclair
18" x 24"
Oil
$1,975.00 (framed)
Peaceful Creek
Porfirio Salinas
9" x 12"
Oil
$6,545.00 (framed)
Milk & Honey
Russell Stephenson
30" x 60"
Oil
$3,750.00
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