“A Little Piece”

This piece recently sold at auction – for it’s size, one of the highest hammer prices I have ever gotten.  But for those who know me, they know that I’m just glad that it sold…!!  “A Little Piece” Oil on panel – 36″ x 24″.  Peace and love my friends XOA Little Piece - A. Murthy MacDonald - MAM

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The Trouble with Being an Artist….

“Prisoner” 14″ x 11″ – Oil on panel – Price upon request

Sometimes, you find yourself between here and there as an artist.  “Here” being the work that sells, and “There” being the work that you really want to do, but doesn’t necessarily match the gallery clientele, the company couch, or the guest house living room.  And so you split your already fractured personality between the two – the pastoral, compliant, lovely landscape artist during the day and the dark, disturbed, depressed artist at night.  Such is life, and you do what you have to do to survive in the arts and to maintain your own sanity, I suppose.  Just be aware that behind every pastoral tree and peaceful landscape that some artists paint, there may happen to be a decomposing body that you just can’t see at that particular angle!  XO – AshaGirl Fire.jpeg

“The Often Contemplation”

While I am probably best “known” for my landscapes, the truth is that I feel most comfortable painting the uncomfortable.  So, for the time being, I have returned to the figure, the abandoned, the disturbed, the sad, the dark and the skewed.  The reception is mixed but I force myself not to care.  I am so much happier for it.  I have come home.

Owl, night, contemplation, blue, portrait painting, blue

“The Often Contemplation”

“Unbroken”

A metaphor for the human spirit and struggle.  We know who they are and they will try to break you.  Do not let them.  Do not let them….Unbroken 48 x 48 (1)

48″ x 48″ acrylic and shellac on panel – Please contact Collage Gallery, Bigfork, Montana for more information about this piece