Sunday, 22 September 2019

Beautiful Prairie!


 
So proud of our latest publication:
A small hardcover book showing off some of Stehwien's best prairie works in pastel and watercolor!

Available at McNally Robinson and SaskMade Marketplace on 8th Street in Saskatoon as well as the Glenbow Giftshop in Calgary, where our art cards are also sold. And our etsy shop!

Monday, 13 August 2018

Latest publications

 









Two compilations of paintings and sketches in and around southern Germany are now complete. It's quite exciting to go from stacks of paintings and boxes of old sketches to seeing them in high resolution images, all in one. Having these wonderful motifs hidden in studio and basement didn't make much sense, and scanning them has now preserved even the damaged ones. The books are wonderful to look at for anyone, but bring back many memories for anyone who is familiar with the areas that Fritz Stehwien captured in his travels while living in southern Germany.



Sunday, 29 October 2017

Large flatbed scanner has arrived

At long last, the solution to the image capture of large paintings and sketches has been resolved! We can now 'photograph' pretty much anything flat up to 36" x 50" inches with consistent lighting and colour in a wonderfully short time. There are many options on resolution and colour, as well as speed and digital capture in 2D or 3D. Amazing technology from Germany!

Offering the service to anyone struggling to find a solution for large documents - send an email to inquire here:  Landscape Art Publishing

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Newly printed!

The summer has been busy working with the unique artworks of Saskatoon visual artist and puppeteer Waltraude Stehwien. Her application of the ancient art of scissorcutting in both colour and black & white makes for many resplendent discoveries when looking through her archives and many new works.

Results of publishing are a series of black and white art cards and two delightful colour puzzles to make a unique little Christmas gift.

Sales of these items will commence in Saskatoon at these events:

WDM Christmas Craft Faire October 13th and 14th

'Our Best to You' event at Prairieland Park November 17th - 19th

'Sundog Faire' at Sask Place December 1st - 3rd

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Mountain Series

Due to popular demand, Rocky Mountain motifs were published late in summer. Many do look similar, so the local zoo, featuring grazing moose made the set as well. Re-tracing the steps to find these old scenes could be a fun summer project - the Athabasca/Columbia Icefield has retreated quite far away from the highway since this watercolour was done, back in the 1970s.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

More popular motifs!

These and the other cards are available online and at a number of stores in Saskatoon as well as the Glenbow Museum gift shop in Calgary. Individual buttons to select these cards should be functional shortly.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Easy online shopping - no longer

All our art cards and books below are now available for online purchase, or by simply getting in touch: Landscape Art Publishing

The buttons below seem to no longer be working. An Etsy store is being set up:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/dustycanvas

Get secure checkout online by clicking on the Add to Cart  buttons by the card or book. Cards are $5 each or 4 for $18, books are $9.95 (Fritz Stehwien, softcover) and $19.95 (Waltraude Stehwien, hardcover). Other info throughout the blog, or
for questions, please email: Landscape Art Publishing
 
Saskatoon Broadway Bridge 1969






Calgary Skyline 1983





Saskatoon City of Bridges 1979






Victoria Bridge Watercolour 1970





Our first set of art cards:

Red Barn



Elevator





 
Northern Lake Sunset






Saskatoon Skyline
Set of 4 cards



Our first set of books:


Fritz Stehwien Retrospective booklet 




  


Waltraude Stehwien, 
In Black and White...

Any questions, please ask here:
Landscape Art Publishing

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

More Art Cards

Proof sheet of our 2nd set of Art Cards
More excitement in publishing - this 2nd set of Art Cards are rolling through the printing presses and will be available shortly. Vintage Saskatoon and Calgary skylines by Fritz Stehwien - from 1969 to 1983.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Art Cards now available!


5.25 x 7.25 Images from the original works by Fritz Stehwien,
The first set of Prairie Art Cards are now available for purchase! Professionally printed on watercolour cover stock, they feel like an original! They are suitable for framing and are blank inside for your personal message or dedication.
Cost is $5 each, or 4 for $18 plus shipping.

Choose from 4 motifs:

Red Barn
Elevator
Saskatoon Skyline
Northern Lake Sunset

Set of 4 cards

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

On the printing press!




It's always an exciting thing to see familiar works in print. The first four Art Cards rolled through the printing press and we were given a sneak peek :




Seeing that, plus the results, definitely beats any process or quality achievable on a home printer, no matter how fancy.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Our next project:


An art book is a museum without walls. 
Andre Malraux

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Coming soon!




Stehwien Art Cards of popular motifs coming soon. See also our red wall of prints below. Order or pre-order here: bstehwien@sasktel.net

Sunday, 20 September 2015

New SaskBooks Review

A great review on the Retrospective booklet:
reviews.skbooks.com
Review by Shelley A. Leedahl, September 2015

The softcover book Fritz Stehwien: A Retrospective, originally published in 1993 and later released with an updated biography, was a family affair. The book-not unlike a gallery catalogue produced to accompany a major artist’s show-is prefaced by introductions to the German-born artist’s life and work by daughter Barbara Stehwien and daughter-in-law Nancy Robinson-Stehwien. What follows is 20 attractive pages of black and white and colour images of the prolific artist’s work, including landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes.
First, the man. In the introductions we learn that Stehwien was the quintessential artist, always ready to capture the spirit of what was around him, and as such he lived a full and interesting life. “I have not known him to go anywhere without his materials,” his daughter writes, adding that if he didn’t have everything that was required, he would “improvise using the back of painted or printed matter, even restaurant napkins.” She says he would use “any old pen rather than lose an important moment.”
The use of “moment” here lends a clue to the value the subject of this book saw in those brief snatches of time, when perhaps the sun was only momentarily striking the leaves of a tree and making them golden, or brightening a distant field in a prairie scene, like he illustrated in his painting “Old Farmyard, 1984”.
The author speaks of her father’s vocation as “an inherent part” of him. “Even at family get-togethers he will not rest.” This passion is reiterated by his daughter-in-law, Nancy, who writes of the artist’s “zest for life,” the “unerring perspective evident in his rendering of buildings and cityscapes,” and “his ability to see the subject of a painting in something most of us would pass by without a second glance.”
Now, the work. Through his spontaneous charcoal and pastel sketches;
his oil portraits; his pencil, pen, and ink drawings; woodcuts; and his acrylics-indeed it seems he covered all the media-I agree with his daughter that her father was a “versatile” and highly-skilled artist. Apparently the “powers that be” at Saskatoon City Hall believe the same, as Stehwien’s name has been added to the list of those who will one day have a city park named after them.
I was particularly moved by the book’s front and back cover images. On the front, “Autumn at the Lake,” an atmospheric acrylic painted in 1989; and on the back, a Saskatoon winter scene, revealing children playing on a riverside hill, the Bessborough Hotel rising proudly in the background. Lovely. I also much enjoyed his precise pen and ink renderings in “Russian Peasants” (1942), “Warsaw” (1944), and my favourite (perhaps because I know the subject so well), “White Pelicans in Saskatoon” (1993). The latter made me homesick.
The book concludes with an impressive biography. Clearly Stehwien was as generous as he was gifted: in his final year, 2008, several paintings were donated to organizations, including the Saskatoon Symphony, Open Door Society, Boys & Girl Club in Saskatoon, and to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fritz Stehwien Collection


The Fritz Stehwien 'Retrospective' booklet is being re-released in honour of what would be the artist's 100th birthday. The 24 page booklet was published for one of Fritz's biggest one-man shows, in 1993. It was meant to be a retirement exhibit, with selected pieces in the show (and in the book) spanning his 70 year career at the time. 

Fritz continued to paint however, and had many more shows, in Canada and Germany. Find much more information on the  Fritz Stehwien blog .
A series of books to focus on individual periods are being planned.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

We are very happy to read the following review about our Black and White book:    Saskbooks Review
Read it here: waltraudestehwien.blogspot.ca
Book sales have gone international, now that the German scissor cut organization, Deutscher Scherenschnittverein has posted the book release on their website as well:

Scherenschnitt.org 

On investigating that link, one also finds a further link to the newsletter of the Saskatchewan German Council containing an interview with the artist.