Good Afternoon

I was looking back on my blogs and see the last time I had a blog was in March. 

So it is good to put one out again.

 WIder Open Skies is an additional open spaces series I started earlier in the

year. This painting is referenced for the Four Corners Area of Arizona where Monument Valley is. I really like this area of Arizona and Utah. I have used this area for other paintings also recently. The painting is 16x20 oil on a linen panel. I am trying to work with linen either in canvas or panels. I find the smoothness and texture for oils is really very good compared to a standard cotton canvas. This painting will be going to the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico later this month. The gallery is providing me a wall space for my art and I really am excited about that. The Faust Gallery has really promoted my art in Scottsdale Arizona and Santa Fe New Mexico. Thanks Bill so much.. I was really pleased with the Winter season in Scottsdale  with the Faust Gallery because they sold four of my painting. I am currently working on more paintings for Santa Fe with its summer season starting later this month. It should be much better now that the pandemic is slowing down and people are getting vaccinated. Looking foreward to possibly going to the Gallery in July. 

  I am not really doing any art locally. Southwest art in Florida seems odd to show so I will continue working out West for most of the remainder of the year with some shows and the Faust Gallery. I am planning a trip West so that will be fun also. 

 Well thats all for this blog. Enjoy the Mothers Day Weekend and will see you soon. 

 


 Open spaces is one of my most recent pieces.  This painting is 24 x24 oil on a linen panel and represents photos I took on a trip to Arizona in 2019. Unfortunately no trip in 2020 ,due to the pandemic, but I am planning a trip  later this year if it works out. This painting is one of seven currently in the Faust Gallery in Scottedale Arizona. The Gallery has hung all seven paintings I submitted to them  so I am excited to see this next step in my late art career. I am fortunate to fine such a excellent gallery to show my art. 

 I currently am limiting my art mainly to the Southwest for the future. Some shows here and there in Florida but my main goal is to continue my Western paintings and workings with Faust Gallery and Art shows throughout the West. 

 Thats it for now but I will provide blogs from time to time to give you updates on my art and what I am painting, Have a great weekend and talk again soon. As always you can see my latest work at Instagram steve.latimer or my web site stevelatimerart.com or contact me at latimer1@msn.com.









Good Morning to all. Had a nice rain here in Florida last night and cool weather all this week before Christmas. We have been very Covid active with very few trips so lots of painting has been done this last year. Not what anyone wants and I need my trip back to the Southwest so much.

I think the last blog I did was in October so shame on me. There are some new paintings here on my web site so take a look under Current Work.

This painting is titled RED MESA LATE DAY. it is a diptych (2 panels) and each panel is 12x36 oil on canvas. Using two panels I was able to achive so much more depth and perspective of the scene which was really cool to do. This is a new step in my art so look for multiple frame scenes in the future. The painting will be entered into the Ridge Art Association Annual Show in January. 

 As far as local art shows, I am also entering the RPFunding show in January, the Ridge Art Annual Show and also the Western Spirit Juried Show in Cheyenne Wyoming. All these shows are juried so will have to wait to see if I am selected. I am still working with Galleries in Arizona and New Mexico but with COVID and shutdowns it has been very slow to say the least. Let's just hope for a awesome 2021 and Art can return to a level that it was before the pandemic.

 That pretty much wraps it up for 2020. It has been one crazy frustrating year and lets all hope that the new year will give everyone a new lease on life and happiness to all. Merry Christmas and Stay Safe and social distance please. See Ya!

 




Good Afternoon and hope your week is going well. I have been busy in my studio with new paintings and getting some out to local shows. 

 First the painting is titled "After the Storm" The painting is from a photo in Northern New Mexico. I did a 6x6 of this painting last year and thought I would tackle it again on a larger canvas. I used a limited palette and painted on a linen panel. The linen is Claessens #66 Landscape oil-primed linen and is on a 1/4birch board. I started making my own panels and this is one of them. Canvas is 16x20. 

I really enjoyed painting this and I hope to have it in a show locally before sending it to a gallery in Arizona. Something about painting snow that is always fun. 

 If you are looking for any of my art, this month you can see pieces at RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Mitchell's Coffee House Lakeland through October 26, 2020. Also at Ridge Art Association  Gallery in WInter Haven Florida. Those paintings will be up I believe until the 8th of November. Last I have some early watercolor paintings in Haines City Florida at the City Library.  They are  up until September of 2021. Remainder of 2020 shows will be in Winter Haven and preparing art for a gallery in Scottsdale Arizona. Busy time but fun always. 

 Try to get out and see local artists shows. It really is supporting the community and art can always find a space on your wall. 

 Take care and see you soon. 




Good afternoon to all. It is Saturday September 12 and not feeling really like fall yet here in Florida. Probably another 5 weeks to get that first feel of Autumn, 

 Ok  this painting is called Mesa. A small painting 10x20 oil on a galley canvas. This was one of my favorite places in Northern Arizona last fall when I visited. Probaly image taken around 9;30 in the morning, Lots of shadow before we really got a lot of sun that day. These red mesas are so paintable because of the colors of reds they produce. Really was fun to paint. I think now I have painted about 8 mesas from the trip. I really need to return soon or when I can. 

 Ok this painting will be going to the Faust Gallery in October in Scottsdale, Arizona.. I have paintinga also in Santa Fe with the Faust Gallery. Really nice the way the gallery has promoted and hung my art. Kudos to Bill and his gallery. 

All for today. Hope you enjoy this painting. 

 September 17th is the reception at the city LIbrary in Haines City Florida by the Ridge Art Association titled Heart of Florida. Great Art by local artists. .Early reception starts at 5:30 PM. If you can make ir stop by. I won an Award of Excelleance for a water color titled Farming US-27.

 More information coming up on shows locally and some I have entered out West. Stay tuned, See ya! 




Good morning Thought I would get  a blog out today since we are now in September and I havent put a blog out for 3 months.

 FIrst this painting is FIrst Snow Cainesville Badlands. I completed it last month, Another painting from my trip to Utah last September. Boy how time flies. The Badlands is made  up of old mud flows from volcanos and it is really a very desolate area near Capitol Reef Utah. I was there of course when it wasn't snowing so that was added to my painting.. Painting is 12x24 on a gallery wrap canvas. 

 Updates on my art. Currently I have 3 paintings that are at the Faust Gallery in Santa Fe New Mexico. If interested go to Faustgallery.com and look me up under artists. Also In May I was selected by the Western Gallery in Dallas Texas to show my art with 46 other national artists for a show that ran during May on the their website. It was a national show so really was excited to be accepted. 

 Locally not much going on for my art although I did win a Award of Excellence at the new show at the Haines City Public Library. Reception is September 17th and should be hung now. 

 I am consistently entering shows out West so will update when any good news comes from that. All for now. 

 So glad when this pademic can be ended with a vaccine and when  we can see life near a new norm again. We did get our flu  shot so that is good. 

Stay say and mask up and practice social distance. See ya!

 



Good Morning to all. Nice rainy day that is a soaker. Always enjoy rain steady and so far no thunder. 

Well losing count. Think we are around 76 day since we started this stay at home, social distancing, face mask stuff. It has been frustrating but I have found a good time to paint in my studio. 

 This painting is titled "At the End of the Day". it is 12x12 oil on a wood panel. Got the idea back in January and thought it would make a great painting. I know the feel of working all week but not on horseback, in the rain or snow all kinds of weather and being dog tired to know you have get up and do it again the next day. Anuway I think this cowboy scored that idea pretty well. this painting is now available for sale. shipping free on it. 

Contact me if you are interested in it. 

 Ok on shows in the area we have a few going on. LDDA currently has a Plein Air Show hung in Lakeland at the LDDA office. Also The Ridge Art Association has a online show currenlty on their web site. Additional shows for Ridge are coming up during the summer so check out their website also. I current am showing 3 paintings on the Western Gallery website on Instagram. This is a juried show  for Western emerging artists throughout the US. 47 artists are partcipating in this show. you can see it on Instagram at @westerngallery and go to their link. I am entering more shows and putting more art in a gallery in Santa Fe soon and will update everyone. That all for now. Stay safe stay well and social distance. See Ya!

 




Afternoon everyone, FInished this piece today. Kinda fits for my current situation. I based this painting on my fall trip last year. Wow seems like a while ago. I like  the idea of the peacefulness of this painting, Open country large expanse, time to think of everything around you. Nature gives us so much to apperciate. With this virus she is untouched. Her beauty remains and probably improves in most cases. So Mid Day Thoughts gives this painting a quiet time to think about all that is going on and hope for some improvements from where we are coming from and where we are going to.

Mid Day Thoughts is a 16x16 oil on Gallery Canvas. 

Hope your days are safe and hang in there. Have a blessed week and see ya.