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The Artist
by Morgan Weistling

Morgan Weistling is among several of the Greenwich Workshop Family of Artists to be awarded the prestigious Prix De West award. In fact, he (and Howard Terpning®) have won the award twice! Morgan’s first Prix De West award came in 2001 for The Dance and the second in 2008 for Indian Stories. As Morgan relates, the model for The Artist may one day show in The Prix De West as well:

The idea for this painting came very naturally. My daughter, Brittany, is following in her parents footsteps and is quite the artist at 14. (Morgan’s wife, Jo Ann, paints under the name J. Peralta).

She has posed for me many times, notably in 
The Dance.  Here, she is a girl set with kitchen tasks but has set them aside to partake in her first love, painting. Although she should be peeling those potatoes, she would rather set up items from her mother's 1890s country kitchen and paint a still life in watercolor.  Behind her on the cabinet, other paintings are pinned.  I tried to portray that intensity of young inspiration to be an artist.  It's an unstoppable force when given the right encouragement. 

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 15 s/n.
30"w x 40"h (unstretched).

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 75 s/n.
18"w x 24"h.

Bowl of Oats
by Morgan Weistling

“There are two different stories to tell about Bowl of Oats,” begins Morgan. “The first is that even though I may not paint as many paintings of boys as I do girls, most of my paintings of children come about in the same fashion.  In this case, I put a cup of milk and a bowl of oatmeal out in front of a little boy who is about a year and half old. As a parent myself, I have a pretty good idea of what is going to happen. How that comes about is entirely up to the child. For me, what they do is simply a matter of nature.”

“Second, one of the things that I have become highly aware of as an artist is how completely natural these children are about their hands and what great poses you end up with as a result. Adults can be downright weird about them. If I asked you to pose for me right now, where your hands ended up and how you positioned them would be a very self-conscious and unnatural process. Kid’s hands end up exactly where they should be, even when they are not covered in oatmeal.”

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 100 s/n.
20”w x 15”h.

Also by Morgan Weistling

Kissing the Face of God
by Morgan Weistling

The Quilting Bee,
19th Century Americana

by Morgan Weistling
MasterWork™ Canvas | Canvas

by Morgan Weistling
SmallWorks™ Canvas

A Helping Hand
by Morgan Weistling
MasterWork™ Canvas | Canvas

Indian Stories
by Morgan Weistling
MasterWork™ Canvas | Canvas

Country Schoolhouse, 1879
by Morgan Weistling
MasterWork™ Canvas | Canvas | Print



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