Monte Dolack, Burgundy Fields, 2010
The Nature Conservancy asked Monte Dolack to lead a painting workshop to benefit the Nature Conservancy at the Pine Butte Guest Ranch from September 7 - 13, 2014. If you are interested in participating in a possible future weekend workshop with Monte, please contact the gallery.
Click on the image to read Monte's essay about painting in the great outdoors.
Monte's August 2013 essay for the Great Falls Tribune.
Monte's July 2013 article in the Great Falls Tribune.
Monte recently guest blogged about his wife Mary Beth Percival on
Make It Missoula.
Monte's recent article for Big Sky Journal.
Here is Monte's June 2013 essay for the Great Falls Tribune.
Monte was invited to guest blog on the Make It Missoula blog. You can read
the entire post here.
On a beautiful full moon evening I visited the Temple of Philae while touring in Southern Egypt in the autumn of 2009. Located on the island of Agilika on Lake Nasser the temple was dedicated to the Mistress of Magic the goddess Isis, the most famous goddess of ancient Egypt. Cleopatra worshiped at this temple after it was completed by her father Ptolemy XII. I was allowed to wander around the temple grounds a bit at night and get some remarkable views. I managed to take a few photos to base this painting upon which I completed back in my Montana studio. In the painting one can witness the full moon rising over the varied columns of Trajan’s Kiosk as a flock of egrets fly across the shimmering Nile waters toward the lights of nearby Aswan.
The limited edition archival digital print Temple Moon was released on February 3rd in an edition of 100 signed and numbered prints on Crane Museo Max fine art paper. The image size measures 12 x 15" and is beautifully reproduced from the 2010 acrylic on canvas painting Temple Moon.