originals for sale

from gary stamper

NOW ACCEPTING OFFERS: Over a lifetime of creating art, I've sold hundreds of my original pieces, some commissioned, some in galleries. Displayed here are originals (and some prints) that I've kept in my personal collection. They have traveled with me in my various moves, usually hanging in my home, sometimes in storage or in a family members' home. I've even had a couple disappear without ever knowing what happened to them. 

Now, however, as I approach 75, it's time to simplify my life some more and let some of these go. It's the first time many of them have been offered for sale. Some are expensively framed, some are not, but all are being sold as-is, and each carries a brief description and a price. If you'd like to make an inquiry one or more or make an offer, please contact me by email at garystamper@yahoo.com. I'm more than happy to speak with you... Here they are.

TURBO PORSHE (circa early 90's)

 

Mixed media airbrush on Illustration board.  Overall all size 34" x 25" with a white and Gray dbl matte and simple but elegant blue/gray metallic aluminum frame (not shown).
There is a small chip out of the glass at the top left. Matte and the painting are not damaged. 

$750.00 Framed
Shipping not included

garystamper@yahoo.com

THE CHALLENGE

 

This young Osprey is beginning to feel its oats as it begins to approach its adulthood.  The image was taken from a photo I captured while living in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where they were quite common. From the photo I created this colored pencil drawing on black canson art paper. making the image much more dramatic than the original photo. Exquisitely matted and framed

34" x 29"
 

$800.00 w/ frame
Shipping not included

garystamper@yahoo.com

BEAR RIVER. graphite pencils of varying weights on Illustration Board.

Overall all size 29" x 22.5" with simple painted wood frame that works well with graphite (not shown). 
A pencil drawing this complex takes much longer than a painting and the detail is amazing.

The drawing was taken from a river photo I took in Idaho and the bear was super-imposed into the drawing.

$625.00 framed
Shipping not included

garystamper@yahoo.com

 "ANTIQUE" GOLD LEAF SIGN

 

I created this as a display piece for one of the sign shops I owned. It is real gold  leaf sign consisting of 18 karat white gold, and 20 and 22 karat gold leaf applied to the back of the glass with extreme care and the backed up for resilience. This is a mostly lost art today and you'll rarely see it at all except on very old bank buildings and old law firms. This stunning gold leaf sign would look great included in a fine antique, classic, or custom car auto collection. 12" x 20" 
 

$750.00 framed, Shipping not included, garystamper@yahoo.com

FRAMED ORIGINAL PAINTING FOR

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT WINE LABEL

Includes label and brass plaque

beautifully displayed in custom matting and framing. Approx. 36" x 29" with frame. This was the 9th of 9 commissioned wine label paintings I created for a California bottler who specialized in custom bottling for resorts (see wine labels page).
 

Before this was painted, I had the first eight paintings on display in a gallery in Couer d'Alene, Idaho and a visiting collector bought all eight at the same time. Nice day for me at the gallery.

$900.00 framed

Shipping not included

garystamper@yahoo.com

 THE COEUR d'ALENE RESORT

CDA IDAHO

 

This painting of the Coeur d'Alene Resort was submitted for the custom resort wine label producer, but it was eventually declined because Idaho had a law that said an alcoholic beverage could not have an image of an establishment that sold alcohol (huh?). I've been delighted to have it in my personal collection for 25 years as it's one of my favorite paintings I've done, and at 37" x 27", it's beautifully framed. 
 

$700.00 w/ frame

Shipping not included

garystamper@yahoo.com

1953 Ford Pickup detail, unframed


Men almost always immediately know what this iconic image is.  Airbrush and acrylic on illustration board, 36" x 18". 

This, also, would look fabulous  included in a collectors' fine antique, classic, or custom car auto garage or warehouse

$350.00 unframed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

SNOW CREEK, acrylic


This 14.5" x 11" wood-framed image is a great accent piece for intimate locations. Add a small spotlight to perfectly feature it.

$145.00 framed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 MODEL A with PASSENGER

 

Framed 14" x 11" Sepia Pen and Ink drawing of a Model A that I captured in a photo at a 4th of July parade in Redding, CA. in the 1980's, and is perfect for your home office 
 

$140.00 not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 1931 FRANKLIN GRILLE

 

This 48" x 32" acrylic and mixed-media painting of the massive front of a 1931 Franklin will dominate a wall in any man-cave or game room that has humidors, a pool taple, and an 80-inch big-screen football-watching media room for you and your buddies...

Where else is your wife going to let you put it? Well, the spare room man-cave maybe?

The painting is a reminder of an elegant age long-past. May it rest in peace.

 

 

$850.00 not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 SIERRA WATERFALLl

 

Signed Print, 26.5" x 22.75",Framed.
This is the only print of the original and is signed.  This was created from a photo I took on a hike in the California Sierras, not too far from Lake Tahoe.

 

Like most of my pencil work, the pencils range from ultra-hard to ultra-soft, or light to dark. The harder pencils are great for detail, texture, and fine lines (water and the lighter rocks), while the darker pencils are used on the trees and on the bold shadows. Pencil remains my favorite technique, along with opaque watercolor, or "gouache," and a drawing like this can take up to 100 hours, one pencil stroke at a time 

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The framing consists of light gray and charcoal matting with a metallic charcoal aluminum frame.

$225.00  framed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

ANGRY COUGAR, colored pencil

 

This striking colored pencil (prismacolor) on black canson art paper is a 24" x 18" un-framed image that is just waiting for the right frame to finish it off and a forever home. 

$210.00 unframed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 THE LAIRl

 

The big male cat watches as his mate sleeps in their cave. Maybe she's heavy with cubs as his eyes intensely stare, focused on what...You?

This is Gouache (opaque watercolor, rhymes with squash) on illustration board and exquisitely framed and matted at a price of $550 in the mid-nineties. Everyone in the room is drawn to this painting and tries to stare the big cat down. Good luck! 

$1200.00 not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

"B/PREPARED" CORVETTE

 

"B/Prepared" was a class designation in autocross racing. For years, Corvettes dominated autocross racing... until the front-wheel-drive modified Hondas showed up... Still, this Rapidiograph pen and ink drawing shows the classic beauty of these stunning Corvettes.

28" by 18" pen and Ink on illustration board'

$225.00 unframed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 BREAKFAST ON THE LAKE

 

Each winter from November through February a migrating population of bald eagles visits the Lake Coeur d' Alene area to feed on spawning kokanee salmon. The BLM began counting bald eagles around Wolf Lodge Bay in 1974. The number of eagles returning to this area varies from year to year.


It's not uncommon to see the eagles swoop down from their perches high above the lake swoop down with one thought in mind: catching that unsuspecting salmon as it nears the lakes' surface.

NOTE: the mats are slightly buckled due to moisture but painting is undamaged

$650.00 not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

OREGON COAST AT DUSK

 

20' X 20" Gouache on illustration board, unframed.

$350.00 unframed

not including shipping

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 MENDICINO WATER TOWERl

 

Pencil on white illustration board.

28.5" x 36. 5", Gray matte, charcoal gray aluminum frame.

 

On a drive through the town of Mendicino along the gorgeous Northern California coastline, I came across this beautiful old house with a magnificent water tower and just had to get some photographs of it.

 

Months later one of them became this drawing. What a lovely challenge!

$750.00 framed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

'59 CADDY

 

20" X 30' Airbrushed gouache on white illustration board, unframed.

I had just turned 15 when I saw my first 1959 Cadillac with those huge fins and  bullet-shaped taillights, and thought that was the most beautiful car I'd ever seen. OF COURSE, I was going to paint this someday!

$390.00 unframed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 DOLPHINS

 

This graphic approach to a pencil drawing of two playful dolphins is 22.5" x 16" including frame.

Sometimes simplicity creates the most stunning of drawings
 x 16'

$280.00 framed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

SIERRA TREELINE

 

One of a few drawings where I did not take the photo. When I saw the photo, I wondered if I could recreate it, when actually, the pencil was perfect for recreating the gnarly textures of the ancient wind-blown pine.

 

22.5" x 28" framed
 

$530.00 

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

 SNOW PINE

 

Another semi-graphic approach to a pencil drawing of a small pine that made it through a Serra winter.'

 

22" x 28" including the aluminum frame.


Again simplicity absolutely makes the drawing! A favorite of mine!
 x 16'

$580.00 framed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

SWAN IN THE WETLANDS

Starting as an experiment to see how different weights of a pencil could create texture effects, I used the Swan as an anchor for the experience and then loved how it turned out.

 

The drawing is framed in a cheap frame that will need to be replaced and I can ship it with or without the frame 

 

18" X 24
 

$240.00 

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

EAGLE HEAD STUDY

 

Another semi-graphic approach to a pencil drawing of an Egle's head that was intended to be a study in using different pencil stroke weights and direction that were 'suggestions" of feathers, taking pencil further into the graphic realm without losing the nature of the subject

 

29" x 19" including the simple wood frame
 16'

$375.00 framed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

EAGLE HEAD STUDY 2

Another experiment to see how different weights of a pencil and stroke direction could create texture effects, energy, and motion in a still subject. The drawing is on newsprint for an organic look, also has a rare basic woof frame to continue the organic feel of the piece.

17" X 18"
 

$280.00 

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com

PRAiRIE

 

Pencil on illustration board. A good portion of northern California looks like this. The most difficult part of the piece is the use of a hard pencil cutting around the negative space of the illustration board to create the grasses.

 

24" x 18" actual size, cropped for emphasis including the aluminum frame.

 x 16'

$350.00 unframed

not including shipping

garystamper@yahoo.com