PAINTINGS

High Altitude Oil Change

High Altitude Oil Change

18 x 24    Oil on linen

Price: $1,144

Before the 1960's we hardly had a windmill on Mayer Ranch. The cattle watered from earthen dams and the river. Climbing windmills is part of routine maintenance that happens in the spring and fall. Our windmills are 33'-50' tall. Now that is a "High Altitude Oil Change.


Morning Light

Morning Light

16 x 20   Oil on Linen

Price: $848



Don't Fence Me In

Don't Fence Me In

Trilogy

Oil On Gallery Wrap - framed

12X24, 24X36, 12X24

Price: $3,816



Lots Of Land And Cattle

Lots Of Land And Cattle

30 x 30   Oil on Gallery Wrap - framed

Price: $2,385



Runs In the Family

Reflections Of Red

20 x 16    Oil on linen

Price: $848

Available at the Hacienda del Sol, Bed & Breakfast in Taos, New Mexico.
When I see a red cardinal it brings a sense a joy and happiness to me. This cardinal is enjoying the fountain this fine sunny day.



Opulence Of The Plains

Opulence Of The Plains

16 x 20    Oil on linen

Price: $848

Available at the Taos Art Museum Store at the Fechin House
Opulence denotes wealth. The land and the cattle are the wealth of the plains. When I drive across country and see the cattle enjoying their life out in the open, ranging free, it is relaxing to me.



Dog Days Of Summer


Dog Days Of Summer

18 x 24    Oil on linen

Price: $1,140

Available at Grammercy Road
Big tanks of cool water is heaven on hot days in the summer. Slow moving, lazy days hanging out at the water tank is relaxing and refreshing for cattle. The clouds drifting slowly through the sky overhead denotes no wind and a chance for rain.



Clementine


Clementine

16 x 20   
Oil on Canvas

Price: $848


Happy cows are relaxed cows. Clementine is a great cow and a good mama. She has her own personality that shines through. She belongs to my neighbor Jake.



Yellow Roses On My Dinner Plate

Yellow Roses On My Dinner Plate

30 x 36   Oil on Linen

Price: $2,883

Available at Grammercy Road, Amarillo, TX.



On The Bright Side


Through The Mist

30 x 40    Oil on canvas

Price: $750

Dallas Mayer, Artist



On The Bright Side


King of the Mountain

11 x 14    Oil on linen

Price: $408

Mack Dick Group Pavilion at Palo Duro Canyon is the setting of these climbing rocks just right for little kids to crawl up and stand on. Remember playing King of the Mountain?




On The Bright Side

The Long View

12 x 16    Oil on linen

Price: $508

Available at Grammercy Road
Includes a high quality plein air frame

When I stayed in the Sorenson Cabin on the rim I painted this long view of Palo Duro Canyon. It is breath taking!



On The Bright Side

On The Bright Side

16 x 20    Oil on canvas

Price: $848

Available at Grammercy Road



On the Prowl

On the Prowl

12 x 16

Price: $508
Available

On the Prowl is a strong visual image of the coyote’s prowess.  Are you watching him or is he watching you?  Sneaking around, crouching low, the coyote is doing what it takes to survive.  He is fair game to other predators, so he returns the favor.


Lightening Point

Lightning Point

24 x 48    Oil on linen

Will show in my gallery soon.
$3,052

This bluff is a landmark in Texas just over the Oklahoma border. It can be seen from our ranch where we run cattle. It is called "Lightning Point," so named because it is the highest point around that serves as a lightning point during electrical storms.


Antelope Limbo

Antelope Limbo

24x48    Oil on linen

Price: $3,052

Antelope do not jump fences like deer. They go in between the wires, under the wire or anywhere there is a hole. If the hole is big enough they can run 40 mph diving through it, never breaking stride. When being herded by the buck and not threatened, they are systematic in their pecking order at their favorite crossings. Ducking under in rapid succession. This is quite a feat for the second fastest land animal on the planet.


Out Buildings

Out Buildings

11 x 14    Oil on linen

Price: $500

This painting happened along the roadside. Plein air painting an excellent study of producing results when standing there working on your visual perspective of the subject. The Outbuildings was painted quickly. I finished it in my studio the next day.


My Little Cowboy

My Little Cowboy

24 x 36 watercolor with gouache

Price: $2,289

Tyler is my son. He was about three when his Grandmother snapped a photo of him standing by the cattle cake feed box that his Great Grandfather invented and made out of necessity in the 1940's to feed his cattle. I loved the photo so much that I painted My Little Cowboy.



Teamwork

Teamwork

24 x 36 watercolor with gouache

Price: $2, 289

Jim, my husband, trims our horses feet. Here he is with Pal giving him a needed trimming.



Lake Tanglewood Study

1940 Ford

16 x 20    Oil on canvas

Price: $848

The old home place never looked so good as I came home and in front I stood.
The wartime rationing had taken it's tole. We reverted back to riding horses and other ways of old.
The pickup out front presented a pretty scene but with no gas to run it, we stayed home and ate beans.
Epic poem written to go with my painting for and about my father in law, Lewis Mayer. I live in this old family home.



Study of a Horse

Study of a Horse

11 x 14    Oil on board

Price: $408

This beautiful roan horse was painted in  a plein-air Master's Class. I loved the subject matter as well as being in the  company of so many great artists.





Boathouse at Lake Tanglewood

Boathouse at Lake Tanglewood

11 x 14    Oil on linen

Price: $408

Available at Grammercy Road, Amarillo, TX.

The day was cloudy, the air was crisp. Painting outside is a totally different experience. One can almost lose themselves in color and thought. This is a study I did in another Master's Class.



A Piece of the Best

A Piece of the Best

15 x 30    Oil on canvas

Price: $1,192

Available at Grammercy Road, Amarillo, TX.

This view is on our Oklahoma Centennial Ranch. My husband, Jim, overlooks what he thinks is the finest valley on the ranch. His great-grandfather, Jim Beasley, arrived in No Man’s Land in 1883. He filed his claim on this Beaver River Valley in 1885.


Apple and Goats

Apples and Goats      Won Best of Show!

12 x 24    Oil on linen

Price: $1,000

My oil on linen, 'Apples and Goats', was chosen as Best of Show, at the Best of the Southwest Fall 2012 Show in Amarillo. This painting depicts a softly painted herd of beautiful angora goats on a Southwest Texas ranch, standing behind an island of prickly pear cactus covered in brilliant red apples.
*The Best of the Southwest Show is sponsored by the Amarillo Fine Arts Association

PRINTS AVAILABLE


Hi Mom!


Mom's Cow

16 x 20    Oil on linen

Original SOLD. Reproductions at the Taos Art Museum

Price of unframed reproductions $25

Neal's mom had Alzheimer's and had a special liking and concern with this cow. During her illness, she was able to connect with this cow feeding her by hand, lumps of cake, out of the pickup window. Neal was forever grateful that his mom connected with this particular cow. Mom's cow bloodlines can be traced back to Bill & Earlene Witt's cow herd. Witt's are Neal's in laws.


SOLD WORKS

Where Two Trails Meet

Where Two Trails Meet

18 x 24   Oil on Linen

SOLD



Getting Her Fill

Getting Her Fill

14 x 11   Oil on Linen

SOLD



Cassie


Cassie

11 x 14   
Oil on Linen

SOLD


A baby calf is a delight, especially a Hereford calf with her pink little nose. Baby calves are fun to watch as they discover their world around them.



On The Bright Side


Lighthouse Keeper

12 x 16   
Oil on linen

SOLD




What Are You Looking At

Sorenson Point Palo Dur0 Caynon

11 x 14   
Oil on linen
Plein air painting

SOLD

 



Study of Dried Yucca Pods

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Dried yucca pods intrigue me. They stand like centennials out in the pasture  over the yucca plant. The cows eat them like candy in May when the bloom is a pretty flower. The flowers dry out and leave behind the dried pod full of little black flat seeds.



What Buffalo Do

What Buffalo Do

12 x 16   
Oil on quality hand made linen

SOLD

What do Buffalo do when they are not eating or on the move? They tend to stand around. Here is a pretty duo out on the open range, soaking up some sun. I just love buffalo mama cows and their baby calves!

 


Beck's Boot

Beck's Boot

Original has been sold

SOLD

Over the years I have admired Harry Beck's antique collection of boots showcased in his Amarillo, Texas business.  He so graciously allowed me to use the card trick boots in this still life. Harry made these boots for his college roommate. The original has been sold, and the reproductions will be limited to 100 signed copies.

 


Born Free

Born Free

Original has been sold.

SOLD

In my opinion, there is nothing prettier than a little horse colt. His nose feels like velvet, as I pet the downiness of his hair the time will slip away. Raising my own colts has been one dream I have achieved. Shotgun is still my favorite.

 


Born Free

Company

8x6
Oil on board

SOLD

Bison are herd animals. I titled this painting "Company", because this old bull thought he could sneak off. He is joined by company for the afternoon.

 


Born Free

Indian Blankets

16X20
Oil on linen

SOLD

The Indian blanket wildflower is a beautiful sight to behold in our area. This scene was painted on our ranch in the Oklahoma panhandle. I love our state flower.

 


Born Free

Francy Heifer

11x14
Oil on linen

SOLD

This colorful Hereford was a study of color. I think I pulled it off. She is "fancy"!

 


Flowers

Pinto Pony

24 x 48   
Oil on canvas

SOLD

This young cowboy came out to help work the spring calves on our ranch. He worked hard that day on his fine pinto pony roping and dragging like a pro.

 


Santa In His Work Clothes

Santa In His Work Clothes

16 x 20   
Oil on canvas

SOLD

I painted the "real life", Santa in a workshop in Santa Fe. Santa was down to earth and as nice to visit with as you can expect. My goal was to practice my skills of portrait painting in a master class. I believe that I captured his character and his likeness.

 


Buffalo Impressions

Buffalo Impressions

Oil on Linen

SOLD



Ghost Ranch Cow


Ghost Ranch Cow

9 x 12   
Oil on canvas panel

SOLD

Available at Grammercy Road
White cows are mysterious and sometimes ghostly. I imagine that Georgia Okieffe had white cows at Ghost Ranch if indeed she did have cows. This cow is pretty in all of her colorful shades of white.



Like Mother-Like Daughter

Like Mother-Like Daughter

Oil on Linen

SOLD


Horses pass down traits to their off spring. These traits can be good and bad. This duo loves to run!



All Bulled Up

Commission

 


All Bulled Up

Lost

11x14
Oil on linen board

 


All Bulled Up

All Bulled Up

16 x 20   
Oil on linen

SOLD

All Bulled Up is based on what happens when bulls get together. One is always trying to be the dominate herd animal. It is an interesting display of testosterone.

 


Late Rut

Late Rut

24 x 36   
Oil on linen

SOLD



Fall is the most colorful season of the year, here on the ranch. In the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1 " To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." A season of blessings that sings loudly of colors entertaining our vision with intensity. Warm colors play off cool colors as one drinks in the turning of the leaves. Each season is a blessing as it comes and goes into the next. The fall foliage marks a time when our prayers change from plentiful moisture to protection from the storms.

 


Runs In the Family

Runs In the Family

16 x 20   
Oil on linen

SOLD

These are my horses. Girlfriend in the foreground with her mother in the background. Girlfriend is a great grand daughter to the famous horse, Secretariat. She loves to run.



Runs In the Family

Welcome Home

10x14    Watercolor with gouache

SOLD


A light in the window is a welcome sight after a long journey home. It brings a peaceful feeling knowing that someone is there to greet you welcoming you to the dear fireside.



On The Bright Side

Cow Camp Cabin #1

14 x 11   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Plein Air Painting painted in Palo Duro Canyon.

This painting is available at the TEXAS gift shop, next to the amphitheater.




Money In The Bank


Money In The Bank

18 x 24   
Oil on linen



Hi Mama!


Hi Mama!

11 x 14   
Oil on linen


On The Bright Side


Happy Hereford

30X40
Oil on canvas


On The Bright Side


Monument Valley


On The Bright Side


Lighthouse Cabin

12 x 16   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Built by The Civilian Conservation Corps CCC in about 1937. Palo Duro Canyon State Park officially opened on July 4, 1934 to the public.



Hi Mom!


Hi Mom!

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

 


Geraniums in My Yard

Geraniums in My Yard

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

 

Summertime and flowers, just thinking about that combination this time of year brings on spring fever. Welcoming flowers are a happy addition to my yard every summer .



On The Bright Side

Palo Duro Hard Wood

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

Sold

"Palo Duro" is Spanish for "hard wood" they say it is in reference the Juniper trees. I painted this one cold morning in the canyon near the rim.



Adobe Garden

Adobe Garden

16 x 20   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Strolling down a side street in Santa Fe, I caught a secret glimpse of an adobe walled garden as the old,weathered gate was swinging shut.  My view was soon cut off, but my mind has forever ingrained that memory as an aha moment. I have always wanted to paint this scene. Here it is right out of my memory bank!

 


Just Passing Through

Just Passing Through

36 x 48   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Antelope are seen grazing on the grassland often near a highway. I photographed this group on our way home from a ski trip in New Mexico. The buck seemed to convey to me that they were "just passing through."

 


Flowers

The Plan

16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas only

SOLD

'The Plan' is a typical scene on our ranch. The men, Tyler and Jim, are always drawing plans in the dirt. It works well when there is a yucca stick nearby to scratch out the strategy. Once the plan is drawn out and everyone understands the game plan, then they can go about the business of gathering the herd.

 


Prairie Dog Town Fork Of The Red River Palo Duro Canyon

Prairie Dog Town Fork Of The Red River Palo Duro Canyon

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

I painted this pretty scene in a plein air painting masters workshop. We enjoyed a beautiful cool day down in the canyon beside the running water of the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River.

 


Hot Retreat

Hot Retreat

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

Sold

One can almost feel the heat and sense the smell of burning hair as this buffalo escapes the wildfire. Wildfires have been and still are a part of our lives, especially during prolonged droughts. One such wildfire on the ranch destroyed many acres of grassland and fence line. Our home barely missed the ravages of the flames.

 


Trails End

24 x 48   
Oil

SOLD

 


Nice Day

Custom on Custom

18 x 24   
Oil on linen

SOLD

 


Nice Day

Toilsome Task

8 x 10   
Oil on canvas panel

SOLD

 


Nice Day

Early Morning

20 x 20   
Oil on canvas

SOLD

 


Nice Day

Nice Day

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

I painted this scene in the plein air workshop in Texas Palo Duro Canyon. Beautiful day!

 


On The Bright Side

Spring Calf

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

This Spring Calf I painted as a demo in front of Grammercy Road. I enjoy painting baby calves.

 


On The Bright Side

Geraniums in Pots

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Every summer I enjoy geraniums. They are a warm welcome to my home.


On The Bright Side

Cheek to Cheek

5 x 7   
Oil on board

SOLD

The sweetest act of a mothers love is affection that warms the heart.

 


What Are You Looking At

Sunflower Aeration

28 x 30   
Oil on canvas

SOLD

 


What Are You Looking At

One Good Thing Leads To Another

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD


The Big Dust Up

The Big Dust Up

12 x 16   
Oil on linen

SOLD

A big dust up caught these buffalo out on the flat. They are making a bee line to find a wind break.

 


What Are You Looking At

Munching on Cornstalks

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

My neighbor has beautiful Hereford cattle. I went over one evening and snapped some reference photos to paint. This little guy was eating the leaves of the corn stalks. Available at Grammercy Road



What Are You Looking At

Wheatees For Breakfast

12 x 16   
Oil on linen

SOLD

There is nothing cuter than a baby calf eating his first bite of grass. He will generally spit it out.
Then go back for another taste.





Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Sold

 


Loafing Around The Water Tank

Loafing Around The Water Tank

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

 


Cactus Landscape

Royalty At Rest

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

 


Cactus Landscape

Gunnar's Black Angus Calf

11 x 14 Commission piece

SOLD


Cactus Landscape

Cactus Landscape

16 x 20   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Cactus, you love to hate them. They do redeem themselves every spring when the blossoms grace the Landscape. They are survivors in a draught. Some even live through a grass fire. I enjoy painting cactus from this low perspective.

 


Lightening Point

Three To Go

SOLD

These buffalo are in a foot race with each other, competing at who gets the first drink of water. Many times the buffalo would tank up on water not knowing when they may get their next good fill.

 


Still Life

Still Life

28 x 30   
Oil on canvas

SOLD

This lovely still life was fun to paint. I hope you like it. I painted it in a masters workshop at the Amarillo Art Institute.

 


Cheek to Cheek

Cheek to Cheek

5 x 7   
Oil on panel

SOLD

This cow and calf are bonding. Bonding is important when a calf is just a few minutes old. It is so much fun to see a good mama with strong maternal instincts react to her new baby and the sweet baby respond.

 


Study of a Pronghorn

Study of a Pronghorn

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Pronghorn Antelope are beautiful animals. I am working at getting better acquainted with the pronghorns muscle structure. They are very athletic.



In For The Day

In For The Day

Hanging at Panhandle Art Center

SOLD

Amarillo Best of the Southwest Spring Show 2013 sponsored by Amarillo Fine Arts Association opens on April 2 through April 26. Ranch Lady - Dallas Mayer won second in the watercolor division with her painting, 'In For The Day.' The brightly painted reflected scene of boat houses and boats depicts a New England Fishing Village that is in for the day.



Happy Geraniums

Happy Geraniums

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Geraniums offer a display of color that makes me happy! I hope you, the viewer, enjoy 'Happy Geraniums' as much as I enjoyed painting them.



Family Time

Family Time

24 x 36   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Buffalo, a dynasty in their own right, are interesting creatures.  I have had a run-in with a female cow on several occasions. This Ranch Lady is sure glad to be alive to tell about it.

 


Dallas 21 #2

Dallas 21 #2

11x14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

This oil well is in our heifer pasture.  As a child I was transfixed with watching the pump head go up and down, up and down.  I always imagined it to be a bucking bronco.





Life of Leisure

Life of Leisure

5x7   
Oil on panel

SOLD

When a rancher has a mama cow that takes care of her calf so that he can do the business of ranching, that cow is what we call a keeper.

 


Proud Mama

Proud Mama

8 x 10   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Mama cows are so caring of their babies. This is a typical pasture scene with a cow that has a good disposition.  Stress free cows tend to have healthier calves with bigger weaning weights. I was raised on a Hereford ranch. I still love the sight of baby Hereford calves with their pink little noses and bright white faces freshly cleaned by mama's tongue. I am such a Ranch Lady, I just can't help myself!

 


 

SOLD


Lake Tanglewood Study

Lake Tanglewood Study

11 x 14   
Oil on linen

SOLD

Some days I am inspired by the artistry of great painters.  Holding my brush as a conductor preparing his orchestra to readiness,  I take a deep breath and pause before launching myself into my vision. My brushstrokes reflect my confidence.



Illegal Immigrants

Illegal Immigrants'

11 x 14   
Oil on wood board

SOLD

Burro adoption is growing in the Southwest. Many of the Mexican burros that cross the border into the United States find good homes. They are really adorable animals and so cute.