Category Archive: Western

Togo

232_togo

This wood burning represents, in a way, the end of the road for Cowboy Country TV. We were working on the seventh season and there were strong signs that the show wouldn’t be back (due to network restructuring, not popularity; broadcast TV can be weird that way). I’d already done some pyrography for promo items …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Cowboy Flourishes

233_cowboyFlourish

I love burning knots and patterns and flourishes. Western culture and fashion feature them prominently and I’ve found that on various commissioned projects they’re always a welcome touch. The central composition of this wood burning actually was the quickest part to finish. Working from photo reference on a smallish surface I find the most difficult …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Long Ride Home

201_longRideHome

Working on the TV series Cowboy Country had a strong influence on my wood burning. Part of the show profiled several Western artists and told their stories. While much of the artwork is amazing I think I was most influenced by the passion and spirit of the Artists. In terms of composition, my goal for …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Cowboy Up

212_rempel

Pyrography on Basswood Rounds These are two commissioned wood burnings that came to me through my work on Cowboy Country. The first is of 2007 Saddle Bronc champion Dustin Flundra and his record breaking performance on Lynx Mountain. The second is Gary Rempel who in 2009 was named CPRA Pickup Man of the Year, Broke …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Prairie Arrival

201_longRideHome

Pyrography on basswood. 14 x 11 The original artwork is available for purchase through the Shop section or by contacting me. Prints and Cards of Prairie Arrival can be purchased through Fine Art America. Anyone who’s traveled across Canada by car knows that getting through the Prairies is a long journey. While visiting Pier 21, the Immigration …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Maple Horse

202_mapleHorse

Pyrography on maple plywood. 6 x 6 Prints and Cards of Maple Horse can be ordered from Fine Art America. Another wood burning inspired by working on Cowboy Country. I’m most happy with the detail in the main; getting hair and fur to look right can be a challenge. Beyond the pyrography, the frame is …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Resting the Reins

203_restingReins

Pyrography on pine. 11 x 8.5 Another influence from working on Cowboy Country, this piece references some wonderful footage by Cinematographer Rick Bremness. I wanted to get a real weathered and rustic feel so did a little relief carving and pressure burning. “Resting” was purchased when I did a showing at the Canadian Finals Rodeo. …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Clem Gardner on Hightower

204clemGardner

Portrait of Legendary Cowboy Clem Gardner riding High Tower. Pyrography on Basswood with Oil colour 11 x 14 This wood burning is a result of working on the TV series Cowboy Country. One of my responsibilities was to put together the “Trailblazers” segments that highlight influential Western people. When I came to Clem and saw …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email

Cowboy Campfire

214_campfire

Pyrography on Mahogany with oil colour. 11 x 6 The original artwork can be purchased through the shop section or by contacting me. My friend Dave gave me some Mahogany to try out. It’s very hard wood and it was difficult to get lighter tones so I decided to go very dark. This was a test piece …

Continue reading »

Share and Enjoy:
  • StumbleUpon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email