"With Spirit"


"With Spirit"
Lithograph Print
Image size: 11" x 16" - Edition: 500 signed and numbered prints, 25 remarqued artist proofs.

  The location for this painting was a historic cabin in Washoe Valley, Nevada, originally built for a Tom Mix movie in the early 1920's. The rock fireplace was painted silver so it would standout in black and white film.

  The concept for the painting was after dinner music. There are many pleasures intimated in the scene such as the warmth of the fire, the glow of the oil lamps and a steaming kettle of coffee or water for tea. The soothing sound of the violin completes the mood of the picture. Ray Muller is the model and he really has a peg leg.

  The title came from my five year old daughter. She was taking piano lessons and on the sheet music were the instructions to play the song, "With Spirit."