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1. Morgan Westling The Trackers   $450.00

The smallest sign could be read by these skilled Lakota hunters―the turn of a leaf, sifted dirt, a pebble knocked out of place. Once found, a track needed to be interpreted―direction of travel, speed, gait and other influences on their quarry’s path. Invisible to most people, this was the art of tracking. The Trackers is a companion work to Weistling’s Lakota Hunters.

2. Morgan Westling Family Traditions   $495.00

It has been said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. It is where family most often gathers and shares their lives. With Family Traditions Morgan Weistling wanted to depict this joyous time and space where many traditions are handed down from one generation to another. The painting even stirred fond memories for the artist during its creation, “I couldn’t help thinking of my own family and how we still talk about that special apple pie Nana would make and no one else can duplicate.”

3. Morgan Westling Family Traditions MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1450.00

It has been said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. It is where family most often gathers and shares their lives. With Family Traditions Morgan Weistling wanted to depict this joyous time and space where many traditions are handed down from one generation to another. The painting even stirred fond memories for the artist during its creation, “I couldn’t help thinking of my own family and how we still talk about that special apple pie Nana would make and no one else can duplicate.”

4. Morgan Westling Patchwork Dreams   $495.00

Nodding-off while reading is a common enough occurrence. The warm-color harmonies of this soft and cozy quilt emphasize the dreamy atmosphere of this beautiful painting. The quilt itself is an authentic antique from the 1880s that Morgan was able to acquire at an auction. This work of beauty, love and peacefulness enriches the comfort and safety of any home in which it hangs.

5. Morgan Westling Glow   $225.00

Soft, amber candlelight illuminates the hope and virtue of youth. The warm light envelopes her in the halo of its Glow. The Greenwich Workshop's forty years of dedication to Fine Art Editions ensures your canvas edition radiates the delicate and intimate artistry that is the foundation of Weistling's award-winning acclaim.

6. Morgan Westling Curious Emily   $395.00

“I love painting kids because of their unpredictability. The key is to go with the reality they create in a situation and not to worry even if things start getting messy,” advises Morgan Weistling. “'Curious Emily' may not have been the initial concept of the piece, but a child’s curiosity is a powerful thing. My intention was to have the young girl interact with a bowl of peaches. Instead, she found some of the set dressing items I had placed around her far more fascinating. By following her lead, I ended up with a better painting.”
Achieving popular appeal and critical acclaim is no simple task for any artist. Weistling is regarded as one of the finest figurative painters today. His combination of technical prowess and acuity for capturing the nuances of the human spirit are what sets his art apart from others.

Curious Emily is a prime example of why Morgan is held in such high regard. This Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Gicle Edition delivers all the subtle nuances and color harmonies Morgan wove into his original work. Enjoy all the beauty of a Morgan Weistling at a fraction of the cost of the original and grace your home with this divine work of art.

7. Morgan Westling Lakota Hunters   $595.00

In a painting as taut with tension as the bowstring drawn in this hunter’s hand, another side of artist Morgan Weistling is revealed with Lakota Hunters. An archer himself, Weistling has created a pair of figures that feel as if they are about to jump out the painting itself. Of special note to collectors: this extraordinary, yet uncommon, Morgan Weistling image has been released as an edition of only 45!

8. Morgan Westling The Country Doctor Limited Edition   $225.00

Atomizer in hand, this dedicated, selfless and (as indicated by the overreaction to the unfamiliar on this young boy’s face) perhaps slightly misunderstood physician practices his healing ways in this frontier home. Weistling’s tribute to country doctors and the role they played in the development of early American tradition was awarded the Patron’s Choice Award for best painting at the 2013 Masters of the American West.

9. Morgan Westling The Country Doctor   $595.00

Atomizer in hand, this dedicated, selfless and (as indicated by the overreaction to the unfamiliar on this young boy’s face) perhaps slightly misunderstood physician practices his healing ways in this frontier home. Weistling’s tribute to country doctors and the role they played in the development of early American tradition was awarded the Patron’s Choice Award for best painting at the 2013 Masters of the American West.

10. Morgan Westling The Country Doctor   $950.00

Atomizer in hand, this dedicated, selfless and (as indicated by the overreaction to the unfamiliar on this young boy’s face) perhaps slightly misunderstood physician practices his healing ways in this frontier home. Weistling’s tribute to country doctors and the role they played in the development of early American tradition was awarded the Patron’s Choice Award for best painting at the 2013 Masters of the American West.

11. Morgan Westling Olivias Coop   $395.00

12. Morgan Westling Olivias Coop   $795.00

13. Morgan Westling Papas Tea   $375.00

“I was inspired by the contrasts in this subject,” mused artist Morgan Weistling. “The older Grandpa’s large rough hands alongside his young granddaughter’s petite, gentle hands. With a small daughter myself right now, I know exactly how this gentleman feels. In the presence of this little young lady the biggest, most worldly man would be reduced to a dainty teetotaler (or shall I say ‘tea toddler’?). She is in charge and you will drink dirty water if she says so.”

Morgan Weistling’s instructional videos implore painters to “edit out the unimportant. Stay away from minor details that don’t help tell the story.” In this masterpiece, he shows us exactly how it’s done. The lighting, the figures leaning in toward each other and the color palette all contribute to the central narrative of the shared tea. And yet, there’s something new to see each time you look at this painting. Let it be a part of your family story.

14. Morgan Westling End of Harvest   $595.00

“Anyone who has grown up around farms knows well the end of harvest ritual of going through the fields looking for the leftover crops that were passed over or missed on the actual reaping,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “Kids from nearby farms and homes would be invited to follow the wagon to help out.”

The lively composition in this sunlit landscape starts your eye with the young girl’s face in the lower right, an autumn nymph whose joy in the late-harvest work party spreads throughout the painting. It’s even an olfactory feast for the farmer’s dog that lopes along, grateful for the rich unearthed scents and the children’s company as they make a game of gathering the final squash and pumpkin before winter yields a killing frost. All three of Artist Morgan Weistling’s much-in-demand paintings sold at the 2012 Prix de West Exhibition and Sale this summer. Join the Weistling collectors by hanging this expression of thanksgiving in your home.

15. Morgan Westling End of Harvest MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $995.00

“Anyone who has grown up around farms knows well the end of harvest ritual of going through the fields looking for the leftover crops that were passed over or missed on the actual reaping,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “Kids from nearby farms and homes would be invited to follow the wagon to help out.”

The lively composition in this sunlit landscape starts your eye with the young girl’s face in the lower right, an autumn nymph whose joy in the late-harvest work party spreads throughout the painting. It’s even an olfactory feast for the farmer’s dog that lopes along, grateful for the rich unearthed scents and the children’s company as they make a game of gathering the final squash and pumpkin before winter yields a killing frost. All three of Artist Morgan Weistling’s much-in-demand paintings sold at the 2012 Prix de West Exhibition and Sale this summer. Join the Weistling collectors by hanging this expression of thanksgiving in your home.

16. Morgan Westling The Chefs Daughter - Chuck Wagon 1892   $695.00

Cowboy etiquette is newly inspired in this adorable painting by two-time Prix de West winner Morgan Weistling. As rough and tumble as any day on the range was, even the most ornery of ranch hands would find a soft spot in his soul when he encountered cookie’s young daughter after a hard day’s ride.

17. Morgan Westling The Fishing Hole   $595.00

A superb colorist, artist Morgan Weistling brings this scene to life with spectacular lighting, creating a sense of wonder and engaging the viewer’s imagination and emotion. Like a skilled movie director, he manipulates the focus of interest with suggestions and impressions of forms that are barely realized and allow the viewer’s imagination to fill in the details.

The Fishing Hole is a unique, personal homage to brotherly love and childhood magic. “I was originally going to title this painting Brothers,” explains artist Morgan Weistling. “It is as much about the joy of fishing as it is about the bonding experience that fishing allows. I painted it in memory of my older brother, Steve. I have fond memories of him teaching me all of the things he knew about fishing and camping. I painted the older brother with his hand on the younger boy’s shoulder representing that protection that I always felt when I was with Steve. It was pretty handy having a brother that was 6' 4.

“I painted that moment when a fish has just taken its first bite, the line gives that pull and the excitement jumps into your throat. The experienced older brother is a little more collected and amused with his brother’s reaction. When I was this age I remember letting out quite a few whoops of joy while out in our dingy but my big brother was always there to make sure the fish made it into the boat.”

18. Morgan Westling The Fishing Hole MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $950.00

A superb colorist, artist Morgan Weistling brings this scene to life with spectacular lighting, creating a sense of wonder and engaging the viewer’s imagination and emotion. Like a skilled movie director, he manipulates the focus of interest with suggestions and impressions of forms that are barely realized and allow the viewer’s imagination to fill in the details.

The Fishing Hole is a unique, personal homage to brotherly love and childhood magic. “I was originally going to title this painting Brothers,” explains artist Morgan Weistling. “It is as much about the joy of fishing as it is about the bonding experience that fishing allows. I painted it in memory of my older brother, Steve. I have fond memories of him teaching me all of the things he knew about fishing and camping. I painted the older brother with his hand on the younger boy’s shoulder representing that protection that I always felt when I was with Steve. It was pretty handy having a brother that was 6' 4.

“I painted that moment when a fish has just taken its first bite, the line gives that pull and the excitement jumps into your throat. The experienced older brother is a little more collected and amused with his brother’s reaction. When I was this age I remember letting out quite a few whoops of joy while out in our dingy but my big brother was always there to make sure the fish made it into the boat.”

19. Morgan Westling Carolina SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $225.00

20. Morgan Westling Apples and Oranges   $495.00

“You’re comparing apples to oranges!” or so the argument will often go. Does the same apply to the company of young girls and boys? Two-time Prix De West winner and five-time David P. Usher Patron’s Choice award winner Morgan Weistling certainly gives us a stunning piece of art to ponder the question over. Available as a MasterWork and Fine Art Edition Giclee Canvas.

21. Morgan Westling Apples and Oranges   $950.00

“You’re comparing apples to oranges!” or so the argument will often go. Does the same apply to the company of young girls and boys? Two-time Prix De West winner and five-time David P. Usher Patron’s Choice award winner Morgan Weistling certainly gives us a stunning piece of art to ponder the question over. Available as a MasterWork and Fine Art Edition Giclee Canvas.

22. Morgan Westling Water to Wine OPEN EDITION   $325.00

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

The transformation of water into wine by Christ is the first miracle in the Gospel of John, revealing his glory to his disciples. When wine ran out at a wedding, Christ asked the urns to be filled with water, which then became the very finest wine. The Biblical story also can be read as a metaphor for the blessing of Christ’s arrival and for his teachings.

“My main focus was to make the viewer feel like an eyewitness to the biblical account of Christ's first miracle,” says artist Morgan Weistling, “changing water to wine at the wedding feast of Cana. To convey the sense of awe one would feel, I depicted the astonished face of the servant as he pours the water and watches as it is transformed into wine.”

23. Morgan Westling Alice   $595.00

Unlike Lewis Carroll’s famous literary character, Morgan Weistling’s Alice has managed to catch her white rabbit without having to dive down his hole after him. A featured work at the 2011 Jackson Hole Art Auction, Alice sold for over $86,000, far exceeding the auction’s estimated sale price. Alice showcases the blend of vibrant approach and outstanding execution that has made Morgan one of the country’s most important contemporary painters.
With his masterful use of oils, Morgan Weistling brings this simple scene to life. Spectacular lighting combined with gentle brushworks and impressions create this dreamlike image. A period piece with a modern-day flair, Alice is as timeless a work as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, first published in 1865. “I tried to capture the fun and imaginative world of children and their pets,” says Weistling. “This young girl and her furry friend were easy inspiration to spur this painting on.”
Alice exceeded the auction’s estimate because it so perfectly represents the bridge between the contemporary look and classic painting style that Weistling is renowned for. Our Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition delivers all the subtle nuances and color harmonies Morgan wove into his original work. Now you, along with the unsuccessful bidders at the Jackson Hole Auction, have the opportunity to own Alice. The even better news is that our price is set and you don’t have to worry about it rising. That is at least until this edition of 75 Sells Out!

24. Morgan Westling Straw Hat SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $235.00

25. Morgan Westling Flour Child   $395.00

Two Prix De West Purchase Awards and Five Patron’s Choice awards (from The Master’s of the American West) would be the earmark of an impressive career for any artist. That Morgan Weistling has accomplished this feat in just over a ten year period is a stunning achievement and testimony to the artist’s commitment to perfection.

Flour Child is prime example of why Morgan is held in such high regard. Collector’s bid furiously over this original at this year’s Coeur D’Alene Auction. Regarded one of the finest figurative painters today, his combination of technical prowess and acuity for depicting the nuances of the human spirit are what set him apart from others.

“When I first get an idea for a painting,” explains Weistling, “I usually know it’s worth pursuing if the title comes with it quickly. I find endless fascination with the world that children create in their imaginations. When I set little Madison on the floor to explore the world of baking and told her she could play with the flour, I knew magic would happen. Of course, I will be finding flour residue in my studio for years to come. It was an epic mess but it brought me great inspiration.”

Achieving popular appeal and critical acclaim is no simple task for any artist. Works such as Flour Child are a prime example of why Morgan is held in such high regard. Discover just how breathtaking and accessible the art of Morgan Weistling can be when you purchase a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclee Canvas.

26. Morgan Westling Flour Child   $950.00

Two Prix De West Purchase Awards and Five Patron’s Choice awards (from The Master’s of the American West) would be the earmark of an impressive career for any artist. That Morgan Weistling has accomplished this feat in just over a ten year period is a stunning achievement and testimony to the artist’s commitment to perfection.

Flour Child is prime example of why Morgan is held in such high regard. Collector’s bid furiously over this original at this year’s Coeur D’Alene Auction. Regarded as one of the finest figurative painters today, his combination of technical prowess and acuity for depicting the nuances of the human spirit are what set him apart from others.

“When I first get an idea for a painting,” explains Weistling, “I usually know it’s worth pursuing if the title comes with it quickly. I find endless fascination with the world that children create in their imaginations. When I set little Madison on the floor to explore the world of baking and told her she could play with the flour, I knew magic would happen. Of course, I will be finding flour residue in my studio for years to come. It was an epic mess but it brought me great inspiration.”

Achieving popular appeal and critical acclaim is no simple task for any artist. Works such as Flour Child are a prime example of why Morgan is held in such high regard. Discover just how breathtaking and accessible the art of Morgan Weistling can be when you purchase a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclee Canvas.

27. Morgan Westling Siennas Tea SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $245.00

“This painting of my 4-year-old daughter was inspired by a tea set that her grandmother gave her,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “The imagination of children continues to be a wonder for me to paint because they so easily drift into a make-believe world. She had little conversations with her stuffed friends while serving them and seemed unaware of my studying the whole event. It was a very successful party.”

Morgan’s popularity continues to soar among collectors and the press. In the past 18 months his work has been featured in Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, International Artist Magazine and American Artist. In February 2011, he won the Patron’s Choice Award at the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale for the fifth time. We think he is having a very successful party!

28. Morgan Westling The Dance MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1450.00

Most of artist Morgan Weistling’s art depicts scenes from the mid-to late-1800s rural American life, a time of the settling and defining values of our country. It’s a not too distant past that is recognizable, but just barely. In 2001, The Dance made Weistling the youngest person ever to win the Prix de West Award - he also won the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers’ Choice Award - from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where it is now in the museum’s permanent collection.

Morgan’s daughter, Brittany, posed for this painting when she was five years old. “Looking back on this painting 10 years later, I can still feel the music and remember the inspiration that stirred this idea,” says Morgan. “Brittany and I were visiting a Cowboy Poetry and Music festival and at one point she began to dance to some musicians much like in the painting. I later re-created that scene in my studio. I will always cherish the memories of Brittany and I dancing together as the musicians played for us.”

This darling slip of a girl with a white apron dances on wooden floorboards worn smooth enough to twirl barefoot. We can almost feel the vibration of the music ourselves as the men lean into the rhythm and the expression of the music in her dance step. It’s been a long week of hard labor but tonight that melts away in a spirit of shared music and joy.

Weistling’s star continues to rise. He sold all four entries this year (2011) to the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center , where he won the Patron’s Choice Award for the third time. That painting sold for nearly 75% over the reserve price.

29. Morgan Westling The Dance   $595.00

Most of artist Morgan Weistling’s art depicts scenes from the mid-to late-1800s rural American life, a time of the settling and defining values of our country. It’s a not too distant past that is recognizable, but just barely. In 2001, The Dance made Weistling the youngest person ever to win the Prix de West Award - he also won the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers’ Choice Award - from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where it is now in the museum’s permanent collection.

Morgan’s daughter, Brittany, posed for this painting when she was five years old. “Looking back on this painting 10 years later, I can still feel the music and remember the inspiration that stirred this idea,” says Morgan. “Brittany and I were visiting a Cowboy Poetry and Music festival and at one point she began to dance to some musicians much like in the painting. I later re-created that scene in my studio. I will always cherish the memories of Brittany and I dancing together as the musicians played for us.”

This darling slip of a girl with a white apron dances on wooden floorboards worn smooth enough to twirl barefoot. We can almost feel the vibration of the music ourselves as the men lean into the rhythm and the expression of the music in her dance step. It’s been a long week of hard labor but tonight that melts away in a spirit of shared music and joy.

Weistling’s star continues to rise. He sold all four entries this year (2011) to the Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale at the Autry National Center, where he won the Patron’s Choice Award for the third time. That painting sold for nearly 75% over the reserve price.

30. Morgan Westling The Campers   $595.00

Artist Morgan Weistling’s penchant for extensive historical research is the collector’s windfall and The Campers provides a fascinating glimpse into how this modern master comes upon inspiration. “Often when I am researching for a big painting I find other ideas emerge,” says Weistling. “While working on my painting Oregon Trail Family, 1848, I was inspired to paint this other idea focusing on the simple tents the frontier settlers often used. Set in the late 1800s , these two little pioneers have made themselves at home in their temporary shelter. As the sun is setting and it gets darker, the candle is lit and the beans are served. Cherished items brought on the adventure lay strewn on the quilt with the carefree abandon of childhood.”

31. Morgan Westling Reflection of God OPEN EDITION   $395.00

The difference between a magnificent work of art and an illustration lies in the artist’s passion for the subject at hand. Such is the case with the power of Morgan Weistling’s Christian art.

We are excited to offer, along with Kissing the Face of God, three more faith-based paintings by Weistling for the first time as Fine Art Open Edition Canvases. These affordably priced editions can hang separately or together in a series that will provide encouragement, motivation, reflection and faith in any location in your home.

“Colossians 1:15-20 speaks of Christ’s supremacy and of his being the image of the invisible God. Studying this passage brought the scene of Jesus’ baptism to my mind,” says artist Morgan Weistling.

“I chose to depict a quiet moment while Jesus was in the Jordan River to be baptized by John. I wanted to focus on Christ alone, looking to his Father in heaven, as he fulfilled God’s promise to send a Savior. His reflection in the water extends forward, reaching out to us, the viewers, as does Christ himself with his immeasurable gift of salvation. My prayer is that this painting will not only proclaim the deity of Christ but will encourage the viewer to answer the question that Jesus asks all of us: ‘Who do you say I am?’ (Matt. 16:15).”

32. Morgan Westling The Promise OPEN EDITION   $395.00

The difference between a magnificent work of art and an illustration lies in the artist’s passion for the subject at hand. Such is the case with the power of Morgan Weistling’s Christian art.

We are excited to offer, along with Kissing the Face of God, three more faith-based paintings by Weistling for the first time as Fine Art Open Edition Canvases. These affordably priced editions can hang separately or together in a series that will provide encouragement, motivation, reflection and faith in any location in your home.

The disciples Matthew (Chapter 9) and Mark (Chapter 5) both have accounts of Jarius, leader of a synagogue, who pleaded with Jesus to heal his dying daughter. Jesus agreed to see her but before they reached the house, they received word that the girl had died. Jesus told her father not to be afraid, but to believe.

When they reached the house, Jesus asked everyone to leave except His disciples Peter, James and John and the child's parents. Then He took the girl's hand and commanded her to get up. The 12-year-old girl rose and walked around the room. Everyone was astonished, but Jesus told them to give her something to eat and not to tell anyone.

I chose to depict that moment when the little girl had been given her life back by Jesus,” says the artist. “I imagined the closeness she must have felt for Him. This painting illustrates a real event in time, and it is also symbolic of the life Jesus offers everyone. As a Christian, it is easy to understand the girl’s gratitude because we have all been given life. I am reminded of Jesus' offer to all in John, Chapter 11: 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?' ”

33. Morgan Westling Thy Will Be Done OPEN EDITION   $395.00

The difference between a magnificent work of art and an illustration lies in the artist’s passion for the subject at hand. Such is the case with the power of Morgan Weistling’s Christian art.

We are excited to offer, along with Kissing the Face of God, three more faith-based paintings by Weistling for the first time as Fine Art Open Edition Canvases. These affordably priced editions can hang separately or together in a series that will provide encouragement, motivation, reflection and faith in any location in your home.

“This painting is a portrait of prayer,” says artist Morgan Weistling, “and its title comes from that moment in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt 26:39), hours before his crucifixion.

“I was inspired to paint this by the number of times the Bible refers to Christ going off alone to pray to his Father, for example in Luke 5:16: ‘But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.’

“I wanted the viewer to imagine how Jesus would look if you were to come upon him in a private moment of prayer. The painting emphasizes his strong carpenter’s hands, clasped in prayer, representing his communion with the Father. As I painted it I also thought about the importance of praying not only in times of need but often, and thoughtfully, just as Christ did.”

34. Morgan Westling Joy SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $245.00

A figure painting without mood is just another picture of a person. There is no confusion about which we’re seeing here. With Joy, Morgan Weistling has created a fine art gem. The atmosphere is electric. The child simply radiates innocent delight. Morgan, with as few brushstrokes as possible, has us embraced by the inner light of childhood conjuring details, background and relationships from our own lives to create a canvas far greater in size than the dimensions of this wondrous SmallWork edition. We can only see what the light reveals to us,” says artist Morgan. “And, I’m all about capturing light.

35. Morgan Westling Dutch Apple Pie SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $245.00

36. Morgan Westling The Artist   $595.00

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.

37. Morgan Westling The Artist MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1250.00

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.

38. Morgan Westling Country Schoolhouse 1879 Limited Edition   $225.00

“The one-room schoolhouse goes back to the founding of our great country,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “It evolved through the decades but the general idea remained the same. I painted the time period that I know and love best, the post Civil War era. I decided to place the teacher as the focal point, a tribute to all the dedicated teachers that help build this nation.

“This is a rural country schoolhouse and I wanted to portray a class that was a little more primitive. They were still using individual chalk boards instead of pen and paper (because of the cost of paper then). No fancy bows and frilly dresses for these kids. I imagined these children as coming from a farming community as well as tradesmen’s homes.

“In my mind, each child has a story. Some are related to each other. There is the girl who gets jealous because another girl is talking to a boy she likes. There is the boy with adoring eyes for his teacher and the girl that has eyes on him. Then there’s the kid who is more interested in his chalk than the lesson and the boy who really is having trouble understanding the lesson. I show a little slice of each of their personalities. Teachers and their classes from this period often appear grim-faced in photographs because of the long exposures required to capture the image. But children are not grim! I used real children as my models to make this room feel alive. I also imagined a background story for the teacher. She is new to her profession, full of enthusiasm yet a little nanve about whom she is entrusted to teach. From crushes to jealousy to apathy to determination, it’s all there in that little one room schoolhouse.”

39. Morgan Westling Country Schoolhouse 1879 MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1450.00

“The one-room schoolhouse goes back to the founding of our great country,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “It evolved through the decades but the general idea remained the same. I painted the time period that I know and love best, the post Civil War era. I decided to place the teacher as the focal point, a tribute to all the dedicated teachers that help build this nation.

“This is a rural country schoolhouse and I wanted to portray a class that was a little more primitive. They were still using individual chalk boards instead of pen and paper (because of the cost of paper then). No fancy bows and frilly dresses for these kids. I imagined these children as coming from a farming community as well as tradesmen’s homes.

“In my mind, each child has a story. Some are related to each other. There is the girl who gets jealous because another girl is talking to a boy she likes. There is the boy with adoring eyes for his teacher and the girl that has eyes on him. Then there’s the kid who is more interested in his chalk than the lesson and the boy who really is having trouble understanding the lesson. I show a little slice of each of their personalities. Teachers and their classes from this period often appear grim-faced in photographs because of the long exposures required to capture the image. But children are not grim! I used real children as my models to make this room feel alive. I also imagined a background story for the teacher. She is new to her profession, full of enthusiasm yet a little nanve about whom she is entrusted to teach. From crushes to jealousy to apathy to determination, it’s all there in that little one room schoolhouse.”

40. Morgan Westling Tangerine SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $245.00

41. Morgan Westling Bowl of Oats   $450.00

“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.”

42. Morgan Westling Confidante   $595.00

Morgan Weistling’s contemporary impressionism describes a timeless America of the not-too-distant past, as well as the beauty of everyday childhood moments. His 2009 Greenwich Workshop release, A Helping Hand, graced the cover of Western Art Collector last June and Confidante, his November release, is the cover image of Art of the West for November/December 2009. Weistling has won numerous prestigious awards including recent awards from the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

This new fine art edition is a portrait of calm and confidence born of love and friendship. “It’s is a painting of my daughter, Brittany and her cat, Precious,” says artist Morgan Weistling. “Precious has since passed on. She was Brittany’s best friend and my daughter spent many hours talking to her about personal things that only they shared. Confidante is a tribute to a bond that all pet lovers will understand.”

43. Morgan Westling Savannah SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $265.00

44. Morgan Westling A Helping Hand   $695.00

I learned a lot about spinning wheels while painting this piece and how different threads and yarns were spun from fleece a century ago by pioneer women. It is a very quiet, serene and meditative art form that I witnessed as my model worked in my studio for hours as I painted. This is also the perfect backdrop for a two year old to wreak havoc and I am experiencing this part first hand in my studio every day with our child. One can imagine this mother’s reaction when she soon turns to see why her girl is being so quiet!

45. Morgan Westling A Helping Hand MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1350.00

I learned a lot about spinning wheels while painting this piece and how different threads and yarns were spun from fleece a century ago by pioneer women. It is a very quiet, serene and meditative art form that I witnessed as my model worked in my studio for hours as I painted. This is also the perfect backdrop for a two year old to wreak havoc and I am experiencing this part first hand in my studio every day with our child. One can imagine this mother’s reaction when she soon turns to see why her girl is being so quiet!

46. Morgan Westling Kissing the Face of God OPEN EDITION   $195.00

“This painting was inspired by the phrase ‘kissing the face of God,’ which I heard in a song many years ago,” said the artist. “I immediately thought of a composition with Mary and baby Jesus and how Mary had the privilege to hold God in the flesh in her arms. She cuddled and kissed him just as all mothers do with their babies. God chose to send his Son into this world in this amazing way�in pure humility.”

Kissing the Face of God is one of Morgan Weistling’s iconic images, a portrait of light and love with universal appeal. This Greenwich Workshop Fine Art open edition canvas is available in two sizes so you can find that special place in your home to enjoy it.

47. Morgan Westling Oregon Trail Family 1848   $695.00

“I have been fascinated with stories about the Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail since I was a child,” says Morgan Weistling. “My grandmother used to tell me how my ancestors had travelled by covered wagon to their new home in the West. She would show me little mementos that had been handed down from that time. When I decided to finally depict a scene from this historic event, I dived into piles of research that are available. Many of the women along the trail kept diaries that give us daily accounts of their journey. I chose to capture what they called ‘The favorite time of the day.’ After walking for eight hours, toiling with oxen and any number of problems, they would set up for the night and rest. A campfire and some music went a long way toward spreading some peace at the end of a very hard day.

“In some ways this painting is a continuation of a theme that I plan to continue. My 2008 painting Indian Stories is about a grandfather telling stories about his travels on the Oregon Trail and his meetings with Indians and the trades he had made with them.”

48. Morgan Westling Oregon Trail Family 1848 MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1350.00

“I have been fascinated with stories about the Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail since I was a child,” says Morgan Weistling. “My grandmother used to tell me how my ancestors had travelled by covered wagon to their new home in the West. She would show me little mementos that had been handed down from that time. When I decided to finally depict a scene from this historic event, I dived into piles of research that are available. Many of the women along the trail kept diaries that give us daily accounts of their journey. I chose to capture what they called ‘The favorite time of the day.’ After walking for eight hours, toiling with oxen and any number of problems, they would set up for the night and rest. A campfire and some music went a long way toward spreading some peace at the end of a very hard day.

“In some ways this painting is a continuation of a theme that I plan to continue. My 2008 painting Indian Stories is about a grandfather telling stories about his travels on the Oregon Trail and his meetings with Indians and the trades he had made with them.”

49. Morgan Westling Jessica SMALLWORK EDITION ON   $245.00

50. Morgan Westling Indian Stories   $795.00

In June,2008, to the surprise of absolutely no one with their finger on the pulse of the art world, Morgan Weistling’s Indian Stories was announced as the winner of the 2008 Prix de West Purchase Award. About the painting Weistling said,“I wanted to capture the tradition of storytelling on canvas and worked on the idea for several years.The painting began with the idea of a grandfather telling stories of his adventures on the Oregon Trail. His grandchildren become completely absorbed by his tale of how he was befriended by the Blackfoot Indians and their gift of the pipe.While we can imagine that this is not the first time their grandmother has heard the story, her delight is in the children’s reactions.”

Like The Quilting Bee, 19th Century Americana, which took another of the Western art world’s highest honors, Indian Stories is destined itself to become a cherished part of American art history.

51. Morgan Westling Strawberry Jam   $395.00

52. Morgan Westling Strawberry Jam   $795.00

53. Morgan Westling The First Dance 1884 Americana MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $1950.00

There has never been a better time to purchase a Morgan Weistling Fine Art Limited Edition. As we write this, five of Weistling's limited editions have sold out and several more are in Low Inventory, and the market for his originals is just as hot. For the second year in a row, Weistling took both the Artists' and Patrons' Choice Awards at the 2008 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, and his original painting sold for $286,100nearly three times the reserve price. The painting? The First Dance, 1884 Americana.

The idea for the painting, begun as a sketchbook drawing years ago, had taken years to come to fruition. In addition to finding the perfect models, costumes and composition, Morgan did not want to begin on the painting until he could give it his full concentration. Finally, one day last year, he began to create what John Geraghty described in Western Art Collector as his signature work, an absolute master work.

Why paint a wedding? I wanted to celebrate the institution of marriage, says Weistling. I have been married to my lovely wife JoAnn for 17 years. I thought of the commitment we made in front of family and friends and what a wonderful feeling it would be to do a painting about that.

A celebration this joyous demands a large-scale format. The First Dance, 1884 Americana will light up a room as a Greenwich Workshop Masterwork® GiclTe Canvas.

54. Morgan Westling The First Dance 1884 Americana   $595.00

There has never been a better time to purchase a Morgan Weistling Fine Art Limited Edition. As we write this, five of Weistling's limited editions have sold out and several more are in Low Inventory, and the market for his originals is just as hot. For the second year in a row, Weistling took both the Artists' and Patrons' Choice Awards at the 2008 Masters of the American West Exhibition and Sale, and his original painting sold for $286,100nearly three times the reserve price. The painting? The First Dance, 1884 Americana.

The idea for the painting, begun as a sketchbook drawing years ago, had taken years to come to fruition. In addition to finding the perfect models, costumes and composition, Morgan did not want to begin on the painting until he could give it his full concentration. Finally, one day last year, he began to create what John Geraghty described in Western Art Collector as his signature work, an absolute master work.

Why paint a wedding? I wanted to celebrate the institution of marriage, says Weistling. I have been married to my lovely wife JoAnn for 17 years. I thought of the commitment we made in front of family and friends and what a wonderful feeling it would be to do a painting about that.

A celebration this joyous demands a large-scale format. The First Dance, 1884 Americana will light up a room as a Greenwich Workshop Masterwork® GiclTe Canvas.

55. Morgan Westling Sisters   $750.00

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?
- Alice Walker

In the last year, artist Morgan Weistling has been the winner of a number of prestigious awards, including the Patron’s Choice and Artists’ Choice Awards at the Autry Museum’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale. His newest limited edition release tenderly depicts the bond between two sisters. Sisters is a warm portrait of the beauty of the sibling relationship, a relationship that will only grow stronger in the face of adversity and with the passage of time.

“The love between these sisters, who are very close in real life, is testimony to the love and caring possible in our families. Many people are fortunate to have their siblings as their best friends.”

56. Morgan Westling Dreams in Blue   $595.00

The theme artist Morgan Weistling began in Dreams in Gold, matures in Dreams in Blue.“I loved painting this girl from above because it allowed me to see things from a perspective of unhindered patterns and flowing shapes. As this painting started to come together I realized that my model was floating in a world of her own. This illusion represents a sense of freedom that figure painters rarely get to enjoythe freedom from gravity,” says Weistling. Imagination and emotion are enhanced by his masterful use of oils. “Having her bathed in shades of blues and cool colors added an almost underwater quality to the work.This sense of fluidity and motion contrasts with the near static state of sleep, creating a still life work. More importantly, it hints at the far more expansive realm of dreams she resides in.”

57. Morgan Westling Lemon Girl   $695.00

“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.”

58. Morgan Westling Trusted Friends   $695.00

“In my search for interesting people to paint, I came to know this gentleman named Mickey Michele,” says Morgan Weistling. “He is a fifth generation Californian whose great, great grandfather was a vaquero and horse trainer in 1890s Los Angeles. The art of horse training has been passed down from generation to generation and he follows in the footsteps of his grandfather. Mickey trains horses for mounted shooting and is an expert in firearms of the old West. I have painted him with his Trusted Friends that have served him so well, and I purposely used a rough textured painting style to convey his personality.”

59. Morgan Westling Dreams in Gold   $595.00

With his masterful use of oils, artist Morgan Weistling brings a scene to life and engages our imagination and emotion.Patterns and shapes, arranged in a pleasing design, are the basis for Dreams in Gold, says Weistling. I love taking a simple story of a girl who has fallen asleep after reading in bed, and breaking it down to an abstract design. Painting her from above, everything looked new to me. Shapes flattened out and felt dreamlike and floating. This perspective suspended her in a state of weightlessness. Surrounding her in yellows and warm gold colors added to the peacefulness of her mood.

60. Morgan Westling Serenity MASTERWORK EDITION ON   $975.00

Morgan Weistling’s original painting Serenity sold for $40,000 during the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.“There are paintings that we, as artists, carry in our heads for years before they materialize,” says Morgan Weistling.“Serenity is one of them.”An artist not only visualizes a painting through its final stroke, but the entire presentation of the work to its completed state of being framed and hung on the wall.

Now Serenity is available to you as a MasterWork® Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Limited Edition GiclTe Canvas. Morgan spent months painting the original work of art. It took us nearly as long to produce it as a Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Limited Edition GiclTe Canvas. We went through six rounds of proofing before Morgan and Greenwich were ready to let the printers begin producing this MasterWork® canvas (most publishers would consider this excessive).The creation of a Fine Art Limited Edition GiclTe Canvas starts once the artist puts the final touches on a painting and only ends with the presentation to you, the collector, of a custom framed work of art by your Authorized Greenwich Workshop Dealer.

61. Morgan Westling Reflections   $595.00

Brushwork can tell a story beyond the subject matter, and in the art of Morgan Weistling, his mastery of this talent rivals that of the masters he admires, including John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn. Creating a dreamlike narrative inspired by scenes from daily life with an essence of the Old West, Weistling’s Reflections has a sense of wonder and emotion captured with the same deftness as his first pair of Greenwich releases, Lemon Girl and Trusted Friends.

“For me, art is my language used to touch the viewer’s heart,” Morgan says. “My hope is that people will get pleasure from viewing my artwork as much I enjoyed painting it.”

62. Morgan Westling The Invitation Artist Proof   $495.00

63. Morgan Westling The Invitation   $450.00

64. Morgan Westling The Daydreamer   $225.00

Contrary to popular belief, time spent with one’s head in the clouds is quite an important gateway to creativity, problem solving and maybe, just maybe, figuring out why Mary-Beth Jekins can’t seem to leave you alone. Learning through repetitious practice has its place, but most of the world’s great advancements came from insight gained during these momentary flights of fancy.