Sunday, April 25, 2021

SOLD! Without a Paddle by Linda Lawrence


SOLD O-064 Without a Paddle by Linda Lawrence oil 9x12

Congratulations to Linda for the sale of her piece, "Without a Paddle".  This precious little oil painting has found a new home in Arnold.  The canoe's bold color and shape contrast nicely with the softer touch of the background. So much accomplished in this small format.   Hope you had a chance to see before it left for its new home.

Linda has more paintings still available at Ironstone Vineyards now through May 23. Come on by and take a look.

Friday, April 16, 2021

2021 Spring Obsession Poster now available!

                                          " Incipient Bloom " by Vickie Chew

                  24" x 30" unframed poster


  Available at Ironstone's Heritage Museum or Tasting Room

Monday, April 12, 2021




A drywasher is a common desert mining tool for gold mining. It is much like a highbanker, since it uses a motor and a form of sluice, but it has no need for water.

The drywasher operates by the use of air. By forcing air to flow up through the material as it moves down the sluice, the heavier materials, like gold, will stay at the bottom and get trapped by the riffles while the lighter materials will flow up and over the riffles or be blown away. The lighter material that is not blown away will slowly flow down the sluice and fall out the end of the sluice.

·         Wikipedia


Ironstone's Heritage Museum is home to a very old and rustic drywasher.  This unit made of wood and canvas hales from the early 1900's.  Our guess here is the air was passed through via bellows and a strong arm.

Modern drywashers, hooked up to pumps are made of stainless steel and require minimal effort on the prospectors part. 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Tucked Below the Mountains, SOLD

               SOLD O-069 Tucked Below the mountains by Margarita Anderson acrylic 9x12 $250

This jewel of a painting has found a new home. Small but powerful, this precious little piece with its perfect balance of warm and cool colors is compositionally pleasing to the eye.  See more at Ironstone Vineyards 24th Annual Spring Art Show. On exhibit Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Join us May 22 & 23 for the exhibit's official Closing Celebration.  With Art in Action, Art Booths and more.  Check Ironstone's website for more details. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

SOLD! Red & Blue Birds Against Striped Sky, by Sandra Campbell

This past weekend saw another great painting off to a new home.  Sandra Campbell's delightful little collage, Red & Blue Birds Against Striped Sky, is a careful overlaying of colors that create a depth of field that contrast to the simplicity of the birds. Although not a large piece, it carries a huge impact of imagery and imagination. Time to make a visit to see the rest of the show before they also find new homes!  Open Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

SOLD  O-042 Red-Blue-Birds-Against-Striped-Sky by Sandra Campbell collage 12x15 $210