Tuesday, August 11, 2020

November Kinglet

November Kinglet  5" x 7"  acrylic  $395
A Ruby-Crowned Kinglet flits it's way through the last of the seasons fall colors. These energetic birds spend most of their time quickly working through the branches of small trees and shrubs and rarely stop to take a break.  The fall colors with just a hint of last seasons greens are what attracted me to paint this scene.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Heading Out

Heading Out  7" x 5" acrylic  $395
On a long fishing excursion off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, we ducked into the inlet of a wind sheltered island for the night. This fishing boat came in after we went to sleep.  Then as quietly as it came in, it slipped back out sea through the glassy water and the fog just as we were walking up. 

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Costa's Hummingbird


Costa's Hummingbird   4" x 4"  acrylic   $225
A male Costa's Hummingbird perches on a branch to take a quick break from gathering the nectar of nearby flowers. These birds are common in the desert Southwest and their brilliant purple head and throat make them easily identifiable. An interesting fact is the feathers that project off the side of the throat are called the gorget (pronounced gorjet) and project out further than on any other North American hummingbird species.
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Afternoon Pintail

Afternoon Pintail   5" x 7"  acrylic  $395
As the winter afternoon light gets low, a quiet marsh offers a peaceful sanctuary to a pair of pintails. Painting the different habitats was both challenging and fun - from the leafless winter trees and evergreen covered mountains to the wetland and it's unique grasses. There is a lot of detail for a painting of this size!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Fall Creek

Fall Creek  5" x 7"
acrylic  $295
Located in the high Cascades, Fall Creek runs along the Green Lakes Trail through the Three Sisters Wilderness and into Sparks Lake after an 1,187 foot drop in elevation. This painting is a slice of the landscape near where it flows into Sparks Lake. I created this from a scene just as an afternoon summer thunderstorm was passing giving the painting a sense of the overcast weather.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mountain Tapestry

Mountain Tapestry   15" x 26"
Oil on Board  $3900
It is not often that I paint in oil, although I do enjoy the medium. This painting is the largest oil painting that I have ever done. The wide variety of plants and how they all seemed to blend into one tapestry that naturally called for the approach oil painting requires. This is another painting inspired from my time in Park City. This habitat is typical of the Wasatch high country and this spot in particular is near the top of Empire Pass close to Deer Valley. The bluish grasses are what caught my eye as they intertwined softly through the other mountain plants and rocks. And, of coarse, Aspens are everywhere up there!

Alpine Serenity

Alpine Serenity  9" x 12"
acrylic  $1100
Alta and Snowbird ski resorts are both known is internationally for their terrain and fantastically light and dry powder in the winter. However, in the summer and early fall months, when things quiet down, this area is a beautiful, serene place to visit and escape. This mountain stream, called Little Cottonwood Creek runs through the base areas of both resorts and down through Little Cottonwood Canyon. I have painted this creek before as this is so inspiring to me. I lived in Park City for a year and a half and tried to soak up as much of the Wasatch grandeur as possible.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Woodland Hideaway

Woodland Hideaway 
12" x 9" acrylic
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As the ice is thawing a group of mallards finds this maze of hidden open water an appealing spot to rest and loaf for the day. The water is used to lead the eye through the labyrinth of woods, reeds and ice to create depth. This painting recently sold at Settler's West Gallery for their annual American Miniature's show.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Flushed!

Flushed! 9" x 12"
acrylic  $1100
Chasing chukars through the rugged country of Southeastern Oregon's high desert mountains is a challenging and rewarding experience. Most of the time you are hiking uphill following dogs on scent as they search for the skittish, running birds. Seeing sign and hearing them calling only heightens the excitement of the chase. Then, at the top of the climb the birds explode into flight heading for the lowlands twisting and turning behind rock formations. Flushed! And, while all this is happening, the fresh mountain air and endless views enrich the soul.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Baobab Sunset


Baobab Sunset
12" x 16"  acrylic
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Last light graces a warm, African landscape full of baobab trees. Baobabs are treasured in Senegal, a country on the West Coast of Africa, where it serves as the nation's symbol. The ancient trees have provided food, shelter, medicine, water, and clothing to the people of West Africa. The trees can even serve as burial sites.  This painting was donated to The Andando Foundation for their annual fundraising event. Their goal is to alleviate poverty in Senegal through micro development. 100% of the proceeds from the painting went to the foundation. Click on the link for more information.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Teton Autumn - wrapped canvas set of 5
For last minute gift ideas, check out this link for a wide variety of wrapped canvas prints ranging from $34.95 - $425. There are also select original paintings and limited edition prints available.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Little Cottonwood

Little Cottonwood  12" x 16"
acrylic  $2300
Little Cottonwood Creek is an amazing mountain stream that runs through Little Cottonwood Canyon near the Alta ski area in the majestic Wasatch Mountains. My family and I had the privilege of living in Park City for about a year and a half and were able to visit this spot and many like it during our time there. Wildlife such as moose, elk and deer are common in this area. Be sure to find me on Instagram as pmathios where you can see more about my work, experiences and inspiration.
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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Living Waters

Living Waters  18" x 24"  acrylic  $4900
Water represents so much - it is calm, violent, reflective, dangerous, soothing and life-giving..  The sound of rushing water is a spiritual and inspiring experience and helps center me as a person and as an artist.

"...Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."  John 7:38

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dowitchers


Dowitchers  4" x 4"  acrylic  $225
A group of long-billed dowitchers probes the shallows for aquatic insects.  These small shorebirds need to build up reserves for their long migration to the Arctic circle.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

November Aspens

November Aspens  18" x 24"
acrylic   $4900
Among the late November aspens, a mule deer buck keeps a close eye on this doe as they move into the late rutting season. This species of deer is found throughout the western United States particularly in the high desert and is know for it's large mule-like ears which are excellent for picking up sounds at distance.  Cougars are it's main predator.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole
 7" x 5" acrylic
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Available through Settler's West Gallery's American Miniatures - February 14th in Tucson, AZ
A large American Bison comes in to get a drink.  Nearby is a dry arid landscape but the lush grasses around this wetland offer a respite from the heat.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wood Ducks 4" x 8"

Wood Ducks  4" x 8"  acrylic 
A pair of wood ducks swims in a quiet backwater.  These are among the most beautiful of any birds in the world and thankfully, they are common throughout most of the United States.  They prefer tree cavities for nesting and, unlike most other ducks, will perch on tree branches to rest.
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Golden Waters

Golden Waters  12" x 16"  acrylic  $2300
A golden ribbon of water cascades through the rocky, alpine setting of Utah's Uinta Mountains. Quartzite, shale and slate of the upper Provo River create this beautiful golden color.  The river also happens to be full of brook, brown, cutthroat, rainbow and, fittingly, golden trout!
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Bachelor Pad

Bachelor Pad 5" x 7"  acrylic  
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Available through Settler's West Gallery's American Miniatures Show -  February 14th at their gallery in Tucson, AZ.
Exhausted from a hard season of battling each other for the right to breed, bull elk reform bachelor herds as winter arrives.  The key now is to eat and rest and rebuild strength to survive the new season.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2015 Texas Non-Game Stamp - Original Painting

Black-Necked Stilts
13" x 18"  acrylic  $2800
This painting will be the image for the upcoming 2015 Texas Non-Game Stamp.  Proceeds from print and stamp sales benefit wildlife habitat in the state of Texas.  Black-necked stilts live in shallow marshes throughout much of the Western United States down through Central America.  Their legs are very long enabling them to wade in a bit deeper water as seen in this painting.  The background waves show the line where the water actually gets too deep for this pair but they are perfectly comfortable foraging for food in the foreground shallows.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Feeding Broadbill

Desert Broadbill  4" x 4"  acrylic 
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A broadbill hummingbird sips nectar from attractive desert blooms. This painting is headed to Collector's Covey in Dallas, TX for their annual miniatures show.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

September Heron

September Heron  8" x 10"  acrylic 
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This painting has been in my studio and after studying it for some time, I decided to rework a couple of areas.  The patterns, colors and softness of the various types of grasses are what inspired this painting.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Canyon Creek

Canyon Creek  7" x 5"
oil  $295
This creek runs through and feeds the heart of a wetland preserve that is home to many bird species, deer, elk and moose.  It has been a wet summer with a lot of thunderstorms so the creek is running strong even in the dog days of summer.
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Friday, August 29, 2014

November Swans

November Swans  5" x 8"  oil  $345
A flock of tundra swans peacefully rest during the cool early morning hours.  Having migrated from their breeding grounds on the northern tundra these majestic birds are replenishing themselves for the winter ahead and for their future trip back to the arctic.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Sandhill

Summer Sandhill  4" x 4"  acrylic  $225
A beautifully plumaged sandhill crane makes it's way through a wet summer meadow.  My family and I recently moved to Park City, Utah and these beautiful birds frequent this area in a wetland called the Swaner Preserve.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Approaching Flurries

Approaching Flurries  8" x 10
acrylic on canvas  $495
Here is a study on canvas of an approaching snow squall on the Fall  River in Central Oregon.  This is a favorite spot of mine as I used to spend hours out there.  The water is crystal clear and a fantastic trout stream.  This particular spot is where the river is about to meet the famed Deschutes River.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Evening Pair - Pintails

Evening Pair - Pintails  5" x 7"
acrylic  $295
A graceful pair of northern pintails glide across a colorful evening sky where the lowering sun transforms gray clouds into shades of purple and orange.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pueblo Pronghorns

Pueblo Pronghorns  9" x 12"  acrylic
The majestic and rugged Pueblo Mountains in southeastern are home to a wide variety of high desert wildlife including pronghorn antelope.  On a recent chukar hunting trip, we bumped some pronghorn out of their beds and had a great view of them as they ran by.  This painting will be a available through Settlers West Galleries annual American Miniatures Show which opens February 8th in Tucson, AZ.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

January Skies

January Skies  10" x 8"
acrylic 
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The wind clears a storm that has just rolled through.  I was captured by the movement of the clouds as wells as by the depth this scene presented with the distant tree line and nearby island. 
This painting will be available through Settlers West Galleries annual American  Miniatures Show in Tucson, AZ on Saturday February 8th!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Kids

The Kids  8" x 10"  graphite
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This pencil drawing was a gift to my wife this year for Christmas.  It features our kids at this stage in life and I was focusing on capturing their personalities in a relaxed and natural state.  In order to get them to look like this she started tickling him!  My wife loved it:)

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