Wednesday, December 28, 2005


A collection of amazing work. THE LUMPER ™.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Secret Wall Tattoos

Originally uploaded by paulferney.

Originally uploaded by paulferney.

Ever look behind the picture frames in your hotel room? Check them out at Secret Wall Tattoos.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Utah Art Galleries

Park City Art Galleries
Kimball Art Center
Artworks Park City
Coda Gallery
David Whitten Gallery
Judy Taylor Artworks
Old Town Gallery
McCarthey Gallery
Meyer Gallery
Mountain Trails Galleries
Richard Thomas Galleries
Taminah Gallery

Salt Lake City Art Galleries
A Gallery
Aperture Photo Gallery
The Art Is In
Bingham Gallery
E Street Gallery
Dolores Chase Fine Art
Hidden Splendor Fine Art
Horne Fine Art Gallery
Magpie's Nest
Main Street Gallery
Marshall Arts Gallery
Metal Maddness Gallery
New Visions Gallery
Petersen Art Center
Phillips Gallery
Q Street Fine Crafts
Rio Gallery
Southam Gallery
The Stable Fine Arts
Twiggs & Moore Fine Art Gallery
The Unknown Gallery
Utah Artist Hands
Williams Fine Art

Other Cities
Apple Frame Gallery (Bountiful)
Central Utah Art Center (Ephraim)
Bartholomew Gallery (Ogden)
Terra Nova Gallery (Provo)
The Torrey Gallery (Torrey)
Two Sisters Fine Art Gallery (Heber City)
Twiggs & Moore Fine Art Gallery (St. George & Draper)
Worthington Gallery (Springdale)


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Leigh Wells

Leigh Wells
Originally uploaded by paulferney.

Her work is refreshing. Check it out.

Mike Workman

Mike Workman
Originally uploaded by paulferney.

Consistently amazing.

Thursday, December 15, 2005


When you need a creative lift, design*sponge is the answer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Connie Borup

Connie Borup
Originally uploaded by paulferney.

Genius is in the details.

It's with amazing craftmanship that Connie delivers all the details, down to the very last twig or leaf. Her paintings leave me with a feeling of that "Moment-in-time", and a sense of peace.

Photo: A Sense of Order, 20" x 36", Oil on canvas

Bryan Mark Taylor - Wasatch Winter

Bryan Mark Taylor - Wasatch Winter
Originally uploaded by paulferney.

Bryan has updated his site.

Photo:"Wasatch Winter", 16"x20", oil on linen

Monday, December 12, 2005

Shawn Rossiter - South Cainville Mesa

Shawn Rossiter - South Cainville Mesa
Originally uploaded by paulferney.

"South Cainville Mesa", oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Get connected to the art scene in Utah, and get to know Shawn Rossiter. His paintings are amazing and his work with and 15 Bytes is invaluable.

Save Gocco

Dec 10 2005
It was announced this week that riso, the parent company of gocco, will eventually discontinue all "print gocco" products in it's home japanese market due to a 40% decline in domestic sales. riso will pursue other product lines not related to gocco.

additionally, riso will cease importing "print gocco" systems and supplies to north america. while gocco exposure units are scarce, dealers have been assured there is a 3 year supply of all other gocco products.

For all of us that love Print Gocco, this comes as sad news.

Hopefully it will be picked up by another company!

Friday, December 09, 2005

"Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition"

Looking for a great national show to enter?

Entries due January 17th, 2006. Learn more

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Jared Gillett

Photo: Jen Mosher, Oil

Jared's currently showing at the Palmers Gallery in Salt Lake.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook has just overhaulded his site. It's interesting how he focuses on manipulating the medium. Through pushing and pulling the oil paint he develops layers and colors that tell a complex story.

I prefer his recent work over his older paintings. He has a one man show coming up at the A Gallery in Salt Lake in 2006.

Photo: "needing shelter", 36" x 48"

Saturday, December 03, 2005

3 New Paintings


I just shipped three new paintings to The Apple Frame Gallery. These ones are big, so make sure to see them in person (available after the 14th of December)!

Friday, December 02, 2005

More sketching...

As of late I've been try to sketch more... I worked on this while doing our laundry. It looks unfinished because it is (the dryer finished before the sketch did).

Holiday Small Works Show - Part 2

Photo: "Wondering Valley", 11" x 14", Oil on Linen, 2005

The Holiday show opening at the Apple Frame Gallery is tonight from 6 - 9 pm. If you're in Bountiful, go and check it out. I can't be in Utah this weekend, or else I would be there.

These three paintings are the last pieces I am entering in the show. There is also a fourth painting called "Grazing Cattle" that I posted in an earlier blog entry.

Photo: "Summer Foothills", 11" x 14", Oil on Canvas, 2005

Photo: "Old Friends", 11" x 14", Oil on Linen, 2005

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Over the last year I've run into Jared Clark a few times, mostly by accident, because we have similar friends.

The "Build" type installations/paintings he's been doing lately are really amazing. He must have a huge room somewhere, or two, that's packed full of all sorts of odd "finds".

I pulled the photos from his blog.

James Jean

Photo: "Study of K", Oil on linen, 11 x 6", 2003

When I see great illustration work it makes me want to drop everything and start drawing. Here's an artist, James Jean, out of LA that makes me want to do just that. He went to SVA and has been in everything from TIME to The New Yorker (Target AD).

What really caught my eye was the quality of his sketchbooks.

Photos: Sketchbooks

Monday, November 21, 2005

Robert Bechtle

When my brother was here this last spring, we went to the Robert Bechtle exhibit at the SF MOMA. It's amazing that someone can paint something so exact. They are beautiful. I love this painting shown above because it reminds me of the old blue Oldsmobile stationwagion that my parents had.

There is a really great video about Bechtle here. (I was surprised to learn that he uses a projector to aid in his painting, and that he considers his camera a kind of sketchbook.)

Photo: Robert Bechtle, Alameda Gran Torino, 1974, Oil on canvas

Saturday, November 19, 2005

"ridiculously cool"


Jordan sent me the link to this photography. She originally found it on the best product design blog out there called, DesignSponge.

This is some amazing stuff by Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida at Mimimiam.


Photos by Mimimiam.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Julia Abelmann

San Francisco is full of talented people. One of those is photographer, Julia Abelmann. Check out her site. This is also one of the sites that I have built in the last year, though she had another friend design it.

Photo: Tom, Bernal Heights

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hot Hot Hot

Here's a painting I just finished of my lovely wife.

Photo: "Jordan Ferney", Oil, 11" x 14"

Robert Coombs

Robert Coombs was the best painter in my class at Utah State. All of his paintings are crafted with precision. They are amazing. To my knowledge, he's still living in Logan, UT. Though he's showing in a couple of gallerys around the west. One of them is here.

His work kind of reminds me of Pino, though I wonder if he'd agree?

Photo: "Calming Memories", Oil, 12" X 16"

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Jeff Hein

If your in Salt Lake on the 3rd Friday of the month (or the 1st Friday in December), don't miss the SLC gallery stroll.

Last time I went, I visited Jeff Hein's studio. At the time, while I was still living in Salt Lake, I should have sacrificed and taken some classes from him.

It will be interesting to see the piece he entered into the 2006 LDS church art show.

Photo: "Metro", Oil on canvas, 60" x 48"

New Traditions Art Panels

I first met Tim Giles when we both took a workshop from Camille Korry a few years ago. Since then he has set up a fantastic business making and selling very high quality linen art panels. I put in my first order a few days ago and I can't wait to use them.

Check out his site at

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Jacques Crane

When Jordan and I got married we were lucky enough to have Jacques Crane paint our portrait. I love that painting! When I get a chance I will try and post the actual portrait he painted for us. But for now check out his work at

Photo: Attention Span 2

Monday, November 14, 2005

Casey Jex Smith

When I first moved to San Francisco, in 2004, everyone I knew kept telling me I needed to check out Casey's work. It didn't take long before I got to see a few pieces displayed at his apartment, and take a short tour through his studio. His work makes me want to be a better artist (and put more of myself into my own paintings). Check out his site @ Casey is also a contributor to Mormon Vision.

Photo: "Towards a New Zion", 8.5" x 11", colored pencil, pen & ink and collage on paper

Holiday Small Works Show

I've been invited to participate in the "Holiday Small Works Show" at the Apple Frame Gallery. The show goes up after the first of December. The piece shown is one the of the paintings I will enter.

Photo: "Cattle Grazing", 9"x12", oil on linen

William Whitaker

My friend is studying painting from William Whitaker. I haven't been exposed to much of his work before, but he has a great site and some really amazing work. Don't miss his "Figures" and "Techniques" pages.

Photo: "Holiday at Mountain Home", 22 x 28" oil on panel, 1986

Friday, November 11, 2005

A Painting a Day

Duane Keiser, an artist out of Virginia, has been painting small postcard sized painting everyday for what looks like the last two years. The paintings are mostly ordinary objects that are beautifully rendered. I wonder how quickly it takes him to paint each one?

Duane also pubishes videos of him painting his paintings.

Photo: "Broken Egg", Giclee Print listing at $25.00.

Bryan Mark Taylor

Bryan's creating some nice work. I visited his studio last month and it got me motivated to get out and paint more plein air work.

Photo: "Where Heaven Meets Earth", 30" x 40"

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Mormon Vision

This is a new forum for contemporary Mormon artists. After spending a few minutes on it, it already looks like a great resource for any Mormon artists in need of discourse and inspiration. At some point every "Mormon Artist" has to make a conscious decision as to how to mix, or not to mix, religion and art.

Great art, good soup...

We invited Mark & Pepper Elliot (check out his Web site) over for soup and he introduced me to the amazing work of Ryan McGuinness.

Photo: Ambitious Outsiders (2003), Ryan McGuinness, enamel on wood panel, 72" x 48" Courtesy of the artist and Deitch Projects, New York