Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shane is painting again!

Why haven't I been painting?  Taxes.  Aghhhhh - but they're now ready to hand over to the accountant.

My son, Shane Rebenschied, is a freelance illustrator with three kids - the youngest is two. So in addition to his commercial art, how does he find time to paint?  I don't know how but I'm glad he's back at it.  I like this piece!  I cut and pasted the text below the image from his blog, so if you'd like to purchase it but the 'purchase it now' link doesn't work here, go to his blog and his link should work. 

Halfway Sideways
6 x 6 oil on panel

"Found this guy posing for me next to a dusty road in Westcliffe, CO in front of an old water barrel."

Monday, April 4, 2011


This is one of my entries for the 2011 Birds in Art Exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This 40" x 30" oil is of the New Zealand bush, or rain forest as it is known in other parts of the world.  And yes, there is a bird in it!  In the top third, left side, you'll see Piwakawaka or 'fantail'. 
I'm not sure if it is finished.  I'll lean it up against the studio wall and in a couple of days I may discover that nothing more needs to be done to it. 

The painting is titled Turangawaewae, a Maori word which literally means 'a place to stand' which translates to 'the place in this world where you are most connected'.  The New Zealand bush is my Turangawaewae.