Welcome to the Bruce McNabb online gallery. Here, you can view my pastels, watercolors and pen &
ink works of art. As I build my art library this site will be updated, so please be sure to bookmark it.
I will have a pastel of a Bobcat on display for the month of February at the Oak Creek public library. The piece will be displayed in a glass case along with works by other Oak Creek Artists. Check it out if you are in the Oak Creek area. The library is just north of the fire station near the Peutz and Howell intersection and west of Oak Creek High School.
My most recent pastel landscape is entitled “Upper Dark Canyon. The mesa in the background divides into two canyons. The Canyon to the left is Grapevine Canyon and the Canyon to the right is Woodenshoe canyon. This scene is a little downstream from the junction of the those two canyons with Dark Canyon.
I have just completed “Canyonlands Pronghorn”, another pastel landscape.
Coatlicue is my latest pastel. Coatlicue (Serpent Skirt) was a Mesoamerican mythological figure. She was the mother of the sun, the mother of the war god, one of five moon goddesses and the great earth mother who nurtures all things. To entice men to their deaths, she could transform herself into an alluring beauty.
I have finished another pastel landscape titled “Dark Canyon Wilderness”.This new image was inspired by the scenery near the junction of Woodenshoe Canyon and Dark Canyons in the Dark Canyon Wilderness area, Utah.
The chill is in the air. The temperatures are dropping. If you are looking for an indoor activity for mid November, consider a trip to the Richeson School of Art & Gallery for the Richeson 75 landscape competition. Finalists paintings will be displayed from November 10th thru January 9th at the Richeson Gallery located at 557 Marcella St., Kimberly WI 54136. Visit www.richeson75.com for gallery hours and info on the show. Digital images of the finalists art will also be displayed online starting November 10th.
I was informed that I was a finalist and will display a pastel at the show. Come and view the many fine landscapes and visit the Fox valley area.
I have just finished a new pastel landscape titled “On The Prowl”. Coyote, the Native American “trickster” surveying his domain.
On a backpacking trip to the north of Natural Bridges National Monument I was drenched by a thunderstorm. The trail had started on the top of a mesa/forest and was red clay which becomes very slippery when wet. The thunderstorm turned into a steady hard rain and I was forced to find a level spot, set up my tent in the downpour and wait it out till the next morning. The following morning was cloudy but at least it was dry. The scene is the canyon the trail dropped into.
I didn’t see any coyotes or any people for the five days of the trip. My wife and I were serenaded by a pack of coyotes on our honeymoon trip about 15/20 miles south of this spot. We couldn’t see them but we certainly heard them. There would be a lot of barking followed by choruses of group howling.
Starting this past June I have had my art displayed at Raven Gallery. Raven Gallery owned by Troy Tatlock offers fine art originals and limited editions from 11 local member artists as well as collectibles created by national and world famous artists. The gallery features art classes, open studio time, critiques and demonstrations. The gallery also features one of the largest and most diverse selections of framing styles in the Midwest.
Raven Gallery is located at 690 Westfield Way, Pewaukee WI 53072. Hours are Tues-Wed 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-4pm. Stop by and check out all the great art created by local Wisconsin artists.