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Abigail Egge Ogas With Her Painting Self Portrait After Alice Neal

Abigail Egge-Ogas, John Stermer WNMU Scholarship Winner

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | March 10, 2021

Greetings! Meet artist Abigail Egge Ogas of Silver City NM.  She is the recipient of the John Stermer Western New Mexico University (WNMU) Scholarship for school year 2020-2021!   Earlier this year, Abigail showed her work in a WNMU Expressive Arts Pop-Up Gallery in downtown Silver City as part of a “We All Build Narratives” …

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Trees As Subject: Cottonwood At Mule Creek

Trees As Subject – A Few Favorites

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | December 19, 2020

You may have noticed that the artist John Stermer has a lot of tree paintings.  That is, trees are the primary subject matter in several of his paintings.  So much so, that you might wonder why and what was the significance of all those trees. I have been thinking about these trees for a while.  …

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"On The Rocks" Oil Painting By John Stermer

“On The Rocks” Oil Painting By John Stermer

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | October 14, 2020

Greetings!  I would like to share with you the John Stermer oil painting “On The Rocks” for your visual pleasure. One thing I particularly like about this painting is the way Dad simplified the rock formations.  Also, I can feel the rhythms of the rock, somewhat like the rhythms of the waves that formed them. …

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Detail, "The Swim Team" by John H Stermer, New Mexico

“The Swim Team”, Figure Painting By John H Stermer

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | September 24, 2020

Hi!  Today I would like to share with you a “detail” or partial photo of the John Stermer oil painting “The Swim Team”.  Need I say that this one is another family favorite? You may think it a bit odd that I start out the fall season by sharing a summer-themed painting.  After all, swimming …

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Happy 100th Birthday: John Stermer painting en plein aire.

Celebrating John Stermer’s 100th Birthday!

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | August 19, 2020

Happy 100! Today is the one hundredth birthday of the artist John Stermer; our Dad.  It is hard to imagine what it might have been like 100 years ago on August 19th, 1920.  But, I can imagine him sitting in front of his easel, with dog Frej in his studio. I would like to celebrate …

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Preparatory Drawing & Painting: "Vagrant", painting done in oil

Early Preparatory Drawing And Painting

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | June 3, 2020

In this posting, I would like to show you a John Stermer painting along with its preparatory drawing.  The drawing and painting are titled “Vagrant” and were done 1946.  At this time, Dad was in the early days of his studies at The Arts Students League in NYC.   I had seen a photograph of …

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After Rembrandt van Rijn: Detail, Christ And The Lepers

“Christ And The Leper”, After Rembrandt Van Rijn

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | April 12, 2020

“For all his artistic skills, what’s most important about Rembrandt is his deep compassion.” (Irwin Greenberg) Greetings. Hello!   I would like to share with you a painting by the artist John Stermer (Dad) that seems particularly appropriate for Easter weekend. Studies After The Masters. From time to time, Dad would do studies and paintings …

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Figure And Ground Relationship: Suzanne and Michelle (detail)

Suzanne, Michelle and the Figure/Ground Relationship

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | March 25, 2020

The figure and ground relationship is about how the background relates to the main subject. Greetings! Just Thinking. Recently, I’ve been studying the “figure/ground” relationship.  That is how the “ground”, such as the background and foreground, relates to the “figure” or subject. Example Of Figure/Ground Relationship. And, lo and behold, this painting of my siblings …

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Nets Drawing - Maine, Preparatory Drawing

Preparatory Drawing And Painting: “Nets Drying – Maine”

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | February 25, 2020

Greetings! I’d like to share with you two pieces of art by John Stermer: a preparatory drawing and the subsequent painting titled “Nets Drying – Maine” (oil, 1980).  He found his subject during one of his trips to Maine. Truth time; I really wanted to post both of these pieces at the same time.  To …

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Family Portraits: Detail of a Self Portrait by the Artist; 1970

Family Portraits: A Sampling By Artist John Stermer

By Peggy Stermer-Cox | February 16, 2020

Hi!  I’d like to share with you a sampling of John Stermer portraits.   And, in particular, we will feature drawings and paintings of family members. Lucienne. This is an early painting my Dad, artist John Stermer, did of my Mom.  What I particularly like is the muted colors; it sets a mood of serenity. …

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