WESTERN CHRISTMAS ART AT ITS BEST! by Cheryl Pierson

 

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of our Jingle Jangle Spurs Event! I love Christmas. And I love western art. Merge the two and what do you get? Well, in my opinion, Jack Sorenson! Jack Sorenson’s western artwork is just wonderful. He’s one of my favorite artists, and you’ve probably seen his artwork on Christmas cards, calendars, and in galleries, as well. If I had the money, I would fill my house up with his art–here are a few of his Christmas paintings–just a FEW, mind you! This first one reminds me of the opening scene of RAWHIDE–“Head ’em up, move ’em out!” 

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A favorite subject of his paintings are his “cowboy” Santas.  This one’s called SANTA’S BIG RIDE, and  I just love the “motion” in it. And the beautiful colors!

 

This one is called ST. NICK’S EXPRESS. I feel like I’m riding shotgun, don’t you?

 

Another favorite, even though the background is darker. It feels “peaceful” somehow. This one is called A COWBOY CHRISTMAS. Look at the lighting on the snow. Isn’t that amazing? 

 

Okay, I saved the best for last–this is my favorite. I would love to have this one hanging on my wall in my living room. I just can’t say enough good about this one and when you see it, you’ll know why. This is the kind of cowboy we all love to write about and read about!  Not only did he make it home in time for Christmas–he’s got that special gift hidden behind his back. This one is called THE HOMECOMING.

 

 

Hope you all have enjoyed this peek into just a very FEW of Jack Sorenson’s wonderful paintings. If you would like to see more, jump on over here and take a look!  Merry Christmas to you all! I hope your holidays are merry and bright, and filled with love and many good memories!

https://www.jacksorensonfineart.com/christmas/

Cheryl Pierson
A native Oklahoman, I've been influenced by the west all my life. I love to write short stories and novels in the historical western and western romance genres, as well as contemporary romantic suspense! Check my Amazon author page to see my work: http://www.amazon.com/author/cherylpierson
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51 Comments

    1. Abigail, I do, too. He has too many to even begin to post here on the blog–so many wonderful ones, and not just Christmas paintings, and they are all just fantastic.

  1. Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas Cheryl. You’re right, that last one says it all. I’m going to look at his works now. So talented.

    1. Thank you for sharing the work of Jack Sorrenson with us. I have seen some of it out there and it is neat to connect with this artist. My son would love these even more than I do. His dad was Mr. GQ, but I managed to raise a cowboy anyway.??

    2. Merry Christmas to you, too, Carol! So glad you stopped by and I know you will absolutely fall in love with his work. It’s phenomenal!

  2. the last one is special

    1. Isn’t it, Denise? He’s got some others of everyday scenes, and there’s one of a little boy standing up on his horse’s back to reach the top of the Christmas tree to put a star on that I love, too!

  3. I so enjoy the paintings you share on your FB page and yes, he is a favorite. The movement in them, even the stillness is wonderful. If they sell prints, you could get one of your favorite pictures to hang in your house. It would be difficult, however, to pick just one to hang. You could have a rotating collection, although framing is so expensive that could get expensive. I guess you will just have to go to the museum and indulge yourself.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a 2020 that is all you wish it to be.

    1. Patricia, out of all the jobs I’ve had in my entire life, my favorite one was working at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for two years many years ago. There is nothing like going to work every day and walking among some of the most beautiful artwork, and history, on the planet. I just loved it. If I had more wall space I would definitely invest in buying some prints and putting them everywhere I could! Hope you and yours have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  4. Just beautiful! I love them all, but if I had to choose my favorite, it would be The Homecoming. I’m not familiar with Jack Sorenson, so thank you for this post, Cheryl. I’m anxious to visit his web site.

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Sharon, I know you will love all his work. I don’t think there’s one painting of his that I just think “eh, it’s ‘okay'” about — he is mega talented! I remember buying Christmas cards many many years ago with some of his paintings on them, before I knew about who he was.

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  5. Merry Christmas CHERYL. Western art is a downfall for me. I love it, I’m like you if I could afford it I would fill my house. I do have several by well known artistS and I treasure them. I agree the last one says it all.

    1. Tonya, it’s a downfall of mine, too. I admire anyone who can paint. My mom was a very talented artist and my daughter is, as well. (Yes, it skipped a generation in our family, for sure!) LOL

      Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and a very Merry Christmas!

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    Oh my goodness! Thank you for sharing! I love, love, love all this art! I won’t bother to go look at the prices though! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas filled with all the family, friends and things you love!

    1. Hi Stephanie! Well, listen, I’ve been known to buy greeting cards I loved and have them framed! LOL No, I can’t pay “the price” either, but “MAYBE” sometime in the future I will get a print and get that framed and hung!

      Merry Christmas to you too! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Those are really good paintings. I love Santa in a cowboy hat.

    1. Janine, I do, too! That is so original and just a great mental image, isn’t it? Love it, too. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  8. Thank you for sharing these pictures. I think they are gorgeous. Merry Christmas Cheryl.

    1. Merry Christmas, Kathy! I hope you’ll jump over to his website to see the others–this is just a drop in the bucket. I think what I love is not only his subject matter but his color combos.

      Happy holidays!

  9. Good morning. I would take them all! My favorite is City Sidewalks Busy Sidewalks. Thankyou for your post.

    1. Hi Yvonne! I would take them all, too–every last one of them! LOL Oh, yes, that is a good one–but they are all good, aren’t they? LOL Glad you enjoyed the post. It was hard to decide which ones to put up here at the blog–so many good ones. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  10. Those are beautiful. I loved them all. thanks

    1. Hi Debra! You’re welcome–I’m always glad to share his work because it just makes me happy to look at it. Hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  11. Thank you for sharing the work of Jack Sorrenson with us. I have seen some of it out there and it is neat to connect with this artist. My son would love these even more than I do. His dad was Mr. GQ, but I managed to raise a cowboy anyway.??

    1. You’re welcome, Deborah! I have loved his art for so long–it’s just so different and so good! Say, you may have to look in to getting your son a print or two for Christmas! LOL They are all wonderful.

      Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  12. Oh my! They are all wonderful but that last one is hard to beat! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Melanie! I agree–that last one is wonderful, isn’t it? But…there are some awfully good ones over at his website that I didn’t post here. Sigh. What would it be like to be that talented? LOL

      Merry Christmas!

  13. The Homecoming is my favorite. They are all good but it was the best one.

    1. Hi Quilt Lady! I totally understand. That’s my favorite too! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  14. Those are amazing! The motion and detail make them interesting to look at, too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Susan, I think that would have to be the most difficult part of painting–the motion. My mom always told me water was the hardest thing to paint. I don’t know if it’s that way for all artists, but it was for her. I’m glad you enjoyed these! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  15. These painting are Beautiful!! And my favorite one is the last one also, it is so touching! Thank you so very much for sharing these Beautiful paintings. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. God’s Blessings to all.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these, Alicia! I think the world of all of his paintings. Like you, that last one just holds a tiny bit of an edge in my heart, though. LOL Merry Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful 2020!

  16. I love looking at his paintings and the last one is my favorite.
    Merry Christmas

    1. Glenda, mine too. Although…when I go look at all his paintings on his website, I start thinking–wait! I like that one better! No… but what about THAT one! LOL They are all just marvelous. Hope you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  17. Oh my! I loved all of those! Thank you so much for sharing! I can’t wait to go look at more. I don’t ever recall seeing this artist before. Merry Christmas!

    1. Joy, I know you will enjoy them. He has such talent. And I love how real they all look, no matter what he’s painting. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  18. You introduced me to his incredible paintings, Cheryl, via your posts on FB. In my books he’s right up there with Charlie Russell and Will James for fantastic cowboy paintings. I don’t blame you for loving The Homecoming. I share it every time you’ve posted it and I, too, would love to have that one hanging on my wall. It’s a painting worth a thousand words. Have a wonderful Christmas and do keep sharing pics of his works.

    1. Elizabeth, I’m so glad you love him like I do. I agree–his paintings are so realistic and “right up there” with the others you mentioned. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too, dear friend. We need to catch up! XOXO

  19. I like all of them!! Especially the last one!

    1. Trudy, that last one really gets me. I just love it. But over on his website there are so many others that I love too! LOL! I need them all! LOL

  20. Thank you for sharing today. These are wonderful. I love The Homecoming. And thank you for sharing this link. Merry Christmas.

    1. Lori, you’re welcome! I love sharing his work because I just find it so beautiful and fascinating. Hope you have wonderful holiday! Thanks for stopping by!

  21. 1. A print of the boy standing on his horse’s back placing a star on the top of the tree hangs on my wall. Several years ago there were a number of Sorenson’s framed prints available at local drugstore/gift shops at a reasonable price and our daughter bought this one for us.
    2. Lean’n Tree cards have had a number of Sorenson’s paintings as cards. I, too, have framed some of them.
    3. Our daughter, granddaughter and I visited the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 2018. We spent a lot of time in the art museum. What a wonderful place. Would love to go back again someday.

    Thank you for sharing with us this beautiful artwork.

    1. Hi Alice! I love that picture you’re talking about–how neat to have that one in your home! Yes! I couldn’t think of the name of the card company–Leanin’ Tree! How could I forget that? They have the best cards ever. So glad you got to enjoy the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. I really, really, REALLY miss working there! So many beautiful, beautiful things. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  22. Thanks for sharing these! The last one is my favorite too. You can just feel the emotion.

    1. YES! You can see the joy in her whole being and his own anxious excitement, as well. That truly is a masterpiece! So glad you stopped by today! HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Cheryl!

  23. Thanks for sharing Cheryl, I love his work!

    1. Oh, I do, too, Kit (you might have noticed!) LOL So glad you enjoyed it! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  24. Have a blessed Christmas, Cheryl! Thank you for sharing this beautiful art. I love the stagecoach.

    1. I love it too, Caryl. That man has such an eye for detail! I think it’s all beautiful! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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