Sunday, April 5, 2015

2015 Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale

 What the Longhorn Sees-Study, egg tempera on panel, 8 x 10", MF Dondelinger
 
Have you ever wondered what the Longhorn sees when wandering out in the west? I do and I'm wondering what this coyote is running to or from! 
 
"What the Longhorn Sees-Study" is on display at the
2015 Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale
 until April 19 at the
Tucson Desert Art Museum


Friday, November 21, 2014

That's MY Barn!



"That's MY Barn", egg tempera on wood panel, 24" x 36", MF Dondelinger
 
LONGHORNS
At Leyba Ingalls Gallery
 
December 2014 - March 2015
315 Bullard
Silvery City, New Mexico 88061
877.247.6390

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sainted Pets

This summer our beloved Sammi passed away. Over the years I've been commissioned to do Sainted Pet paintings for others but it had been some time since I needed to do one for my own family.
She now stands guard in our home ever vigilant, waiting for food to be dropped.
 
Sammi, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on wood panel, 11 x 14, MF Dondelinger

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Silly Rabbit

The Honorable and Handsome Mister Henry Bugsley Longears often mistaken for The Honorable and Handsome Mister William Shakeshare but not Pope Peter, egg tempera on wood panel, 16 x 12"
 
My rabbit in a lace Victorian collar sold for $2,700 at auction for
Gallery One in Ellensburg, Washington.

October Studio Show

 
Viola White Cow and Calf, egg tempera on wood panel, 14" x 18"
 
I have three bodies of work that have come home to the studio.
For one day only, I'll have an open studio for anyone who wants to stop by and see the work.
 
The Sacred, the Endangered and the Longhorn
Saturday, October 4
4-7 pm
 
1521 East Lost Ave
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
 
 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sneak Peak X

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studies in Gold,, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on panel, 5 x 7” each, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Studies in Gold
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
Delicate lines in 23 c. gold create
illuminated bioluminescence, leaf skeletons and tomatillo husks.
 
 

Sneak Peak IX

Illuminated Music, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 20 x 20”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Illuminated Music
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
An original score in 23 c. gold surrounds
a pianist.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).


Sneak Peak VIII

Trillium, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 15 x 21”, MF Dondelinger 2013 SOLD
 
Trillium
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
On the plains in Portal, Arizona a small celebration is happening.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).



Sneak Peek VII

Illuminated Peacock, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 15 x 21”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Illuminated Peacock
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
A peacock displays it's feathers and elegance at the Tucson Zoo
with droplets of 23 c. gold that glow like tiny light bulbs when viewed a certain angles.
 (Difficult to photograph, extraordinary to see)
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).


Sneak Peak VI

Michael's Lemon, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 11 x 14”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Michael's Lemon
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
Wall paper pattern work in 23 c. gold surrounds
a freshly cut lemon slice.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).


Sneak Peek V

Illuminated Sink, egg tempera, 23 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 11 x 14”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Illuminated Sink
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
Wallpaper-like pattern work in 23 c. gold surround
a sink with clean running water.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).


Sneak Peek IV

Illuminated Celebration, egg tempera, 24 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 11 x 14”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Illuminated Celebration
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
Wind turbines from the hills of Ellensburg and grasses
 are the pattern work in 24 c. gold surrounding
a birthday celebration.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).

Sneak Peek III

Watusi and Magpie, egg tempera, 24 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 15 x 21”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Watusi and Magpie 
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
Timothy hay forms the pattern work in 24 c. gold around the conversation
between a Watusi Cow and a Magpie in Ellensburg.
 
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).

Sneak Peek II

Illuminated Swan, egg tempera, 24 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 15 x 21”, MF Dondelinger 2013
 
Illuminated Swan 
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
The elegant pattern work in 24 c. gold surrounds
a beautifully lit swan.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sneak Peak

African Elephant, egg tempera, 24 c. gold on 1” wood panel, 15 x 21”, MF Dondelinger 2013 SOLD
 
African Elephant
featured in the upcoming exhibit 
Illuminations 
at 420 Loft Gallery
Ellensburg, Washington.
December 2013
 
 
The subtle and intricate pattern work in 24 c. gold surrounds
a powerful and majestic African Elephant.
 
If you are interested in this piece please contact Mollie Edson at 420 Loft Gallery. (chaosmanor@elltel.net).
 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Gold Leaf and Icons

Theotokos of Vladimir by the hand of student Nicole Sample
 
Please enjoy the images of my students
in the water guilding gold leaf and intermediate iconography workshops at Grunewald Guild in Washington in October. If you are interested in joining us for future workshops please contact me at info@themaryfrances.com  so I can put you on the mailing list for upcoming workshops.
 
 2 Day Gold Leaf Workshop
 Kinga decides on an image and creates a cartoon for her panel.
 

 Britt sands her panel to prepare it for water guilding gold leaf.
 
Nicole applies gold leaf.

Britt and Kinga add bole to their panels for water guilding. In the foreground, Nicole has completed a layer of gold on her panel.
 

Diane cuts a sheet of gold leaf for application.
 
Kinga's Archangel Michael is ready for burnishing.
 
Nicole burnishes parts of the gold and leaves other sections unburnished.
 
Britt burnishes.
 
Diane prepares her panel for egg tempera after gold leafing.
 

 Britt does tool work.
 

Then she prepares for the first layers of egg tempera.
 
2 Day Intermediate Iconography Workshop
 
Emory joins us for the intermediate iconography workshop.
 
Kinga adds first layers to fabric.

Then adds highlights.
 Then more highlights.
 Britt starts to add first layers.
 
Emory lays down the first layers of egg tempera.
 
St. Alexander
 
 Emory adds gold through the size (glue) method.

And writes a beautiful icon.
 
Diane adds highlights to the face.
 
  
 
Each student is in various stages of completing their icon and will finish in their own studio.
 
 
Next Iconography Workshop:
 Arizona in January.
Contact me for more information.