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Morgan Weistling's Award-Winning Art

Morgan Weistling’s painting The Quilting Bee, 19th Century Americana took this year’s Masters of the American West show at the Autry Museum by storm.The painting received the Artists’ Choice Award, which is given by artists participating in the exhibition and sale. The Quilting Bee, 19th Century Americana was also the recipient of the David P. Usher Patron’s Choice Award, which is given in recognition of the work most popular with patrons of the exhibition.

“Receiving recognition from my peers is a high honor,” says Weistling. “Most artists will tell you that we mostly paint for the approval of other artists.They are the most critical and their approval is hard to earn. Winning the Patron’s Choice Award was also a great honor, since it is voted on by the collectors, as well as being named for The Greenwich Workshop’s founder Dave Usher.”

The Masters of the American West show is a pivotal event in the careers of many Greenwich Workshop artists. Chris Blossom, John Buxton, June Carey, Don Crowley, Bonnie Marris, Mian Situ, Daniel Smith, Howard Terpning and Kim Wiggins were all among this year’s participants and former award winners include Don Crowley, Mian Situ and Howard Terpning.

Weistling’s award-winning painting had a reserve price of $75,000 and sold for $162,000. Ordinarily, a high-profile painting like The Quilting Bee would be out of reach for the average collector, but through the Greenwich Workshop’s high-quality reproduction process, you can own your very own exceptional Morgan Weistling limited edition canvas giclée for a fraction of the cost.

 


The Quilting Bee, 19th Century Americana

by Morgan Weistling

“There are times when an idea for a painting will linger for years in my mind before it is ever committed to canvas. I’ve thought about this painting for at least 15 years. It all began when my mother showed me a quilt her grandmother had made as a little girl in the late 1800s. I was amazed by its detail and beauty. I began to research quilt-making and discovered the wonderful American tradition of quilting bees, and I knew I had my painting.

At a quilting bee, women would have family and neighbors gather to finish a quilt. It was a real community event. Often a quilt was made to mark a special occasion, such as a wedding or an upcoming journey. The older, more experienced women would do most of the quilt work, but as in my painting, the less experienced would learn the craft alongside the veterans. The quilt in this painting is the actual quilt my great-grandmother made as a little girl, which made the creative process all the more personal for me.”

MasterWork™
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:

limited to 25 s/n.
50"w x 34"h (unstretched).
$1950 | $2350 CDN | £1260
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Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 150 s/n.
31 "w x 21"h.
$750 | $905 CDN | £490
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Arriving June 2007

 


 


Spilled Milk

by Morgan Weistling

Artist Morgan Weistling’s paintings invite the viewer to step into a story to which everyone can relate and so it is no surprise that his most popular paintings are his portraits of young children. His recent fine art limited edition print, Apple Girl, exudes the wonder of childhood grace. Weistling arranges the figures of women and children as though they were abstract shapes, composing a scene that is both visually harmonious and narratively engaging.

In Spilled Milk, Weistling continues the journey into the wondrous inner life of children. In the quiet light of morning, a round-cheeked toddler stands in her own little corner, out of the way of busy adults. She tilts a pitcher of milk carefully, watching closely as every drop splashes onto the floor of the kitchen. The little milkmaid in the cranberrycolored dress has no motivation but curiosity and her actions stir within all of us a remembrance of our own innocence.

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 75 s/n.
18"w x 28"h.
$695 | $795 CDN | £450.
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Lemon Girl

by Morgan Weistling

“I love color harmonies that provoke a mood,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “While creating Lemon Girl, I was inspired by the juxtaposition of the girl against the subtle greens and blues which ran through the background.”

“When I paint, I prefer to suggest the form of my subject, giving impressions of what I see so that the viewer can interpret the painting for themselves. I regard this as my poem about the Lemon Girl rather than my full-fledged novel. This allows the viewer to fill in their own details, drawing them in as part of the painting.”

Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 150 s/n.
17"w x 30"h.
$695 | $870 CDN | £450.
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