The Pirate Carrds playing card deck created interest in a contest where a “pirate” will be chosen to be painted in watercolor. I will paint two watercolors, one by popular vote the other chosen by myself from photos submitted to the website contest. Got a favorite rendition of yourself you would like to see transformed into a painting? Go to < www.piratephotocontest.com>
Begun on location at the Ca D’Zan on the Ringling Museum Grounds in Sarasota, the ornate setting inspired the addition of a lovelorn princess to the 12″ x 9″ panel.
Banyan Canyon Rodeo began as a small, 12″ x 9″, plein air painting on the grounds of the Ringling mansion in Sarasota,FL. A squirrel scampered about and preened on a branch as I was painting. In the studio, the painting cried out for more interest and I remembered the squirrel’s visit and decided to imagine what might go in at this location when no one is looking.
A watercolor created en route and painted on site at Keycon in Winnipeg as a demonstration. The final tweaks were done in studio upon return. Art is 12″ x 9″ on Arches cold pressed watercolor block.
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A deck of traditional playing cards with over 56 reproductions of Don Maitz watercolor art is now available for purchase at : http://www.paravia.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=products_new
Two small watercolors, Mermaid Rising on the left and Fish Hug on the right, both about 10″ tall and on water color papers. I produce these small works when I find myself with idle moments away from my studio. It is art created the old fashioned way, with digits, not digital.
This painting is inside a Signed slipcased copy of Stephen King’s Duma Key and currently being auctioned at: http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/forumdisplay.php?9-Calvin-s-Corner
Collie On Duty is a remarque in watercolor inside a copy of Desperation by Stephen King. The book was sent to King to add his signature. It is up for auction at: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stephen-King-Signed-Desperation-Gift-Edition-Original-Don-Maitz-Signed-Art-/201337166095?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ee0a1590f
The Art of Piracy: Pirates in Modern Culture exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center is coming to a close. Only a few days remain to see over 30 of my original swashbuckling paintings. Exhibit ends April 26.< www.tampabayhistorycenter.org>