Monthly Archives: April 2016

TEN DAYS on the GRAND TETON with PAUL PETZOLDT

Just finished these two new illustrations for my Paul Petzoldt story to be published in the NOLS alumni summer edition. My account of “the real” Paul Petzoldt on a 10 day winter climb in 1975 is pending approval by NOLS … Continue reading

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SHOCKING PHOTOS! Life imitates art! A new record!

Saturday afternoon set a new record for my career (since I left the AJC). I sold fourteen paintings (of 22 available) and got two new commissions (yay!). Here are a couple of shots of happy art patrons. THANK YOU all … Continue reading

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Celebrate Spring with art! Tomorrow at Tate

For those who are on the mountain tomorrow, stop by the Cumming/Preston house to visit and see live art in person! Half the paintings sold already via Facebook but if you’re a serious art collector, get there at 3:00 for … Continue reading

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Climbing the Grand Teton with Paul Petzoldt – Part l

CLIMBING THE GRAND TETON WITH PAUL PETZOLDT THE 1976 NEW YEARS DAY CLIMB By Walter Cumming Late May, 1975 found me as a recent graduate of the NOLS spring semester, 21 years old, penniless, homeless, jobless, a “starving artist” in … Continue reading

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Coming soon! My climb with Paul Petzoldt in 1975

CLIMBING THE GRAND TETON WITH PAUL PETZOLDT THE 1976 NEW YEARS DAY CLIMB By Walter Cumming ”HELL YEAH!“ Paul bellowed as his beefy, bear-paw hand swallowed my hand in a beer-inhanced agreement in the Noble Hotel bar in Lander in … Continue reading

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Hot off the easel! My biggest painting ever!

“November cloud study”, 21/5″x31/5″, pastel on paper   This is the largest painting I’ve ever done. (30″x40″ matted). It’s based on another smaller cloud study that Bo Emerson bought . It looks more impressive in person. It is included in … Continue reading

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Can you name these 8 Olympic runners from the 1977 Peachtree Road Race?

This drawing was a commission for an Atlanta dentist/runner in 1977 . These were the 8 Olympians who competed in the 1977  Peachtree Road Race. One clue; the runner on the left is Atlanta’s own Jeff Galloway. My son and … Continue reading

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