Ken Steinnerd Fine Art

These Boots Ain't Made for Walkin'
These Boots Ain't Made for Walkin'
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 7¾ " x 10¾"

Since a kid I have always enjoyed wearing “cowboy boots” when I could afford them! Since moving to the American Southwest I discovered that western footwear is an artful expression of the owner as well as utility footwear of the rancher as is the cowboy hat. I love them both. I was immediately drawn to paint this pair of boots and spurs as they had the real wear and look of actual ranch work. “Hats off” to the American ranch and farm families who feed America.

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Pelham Bit

Pelham Bit
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10¾ " x 7¾"

This painting was done to highlight the horse’s headset and the use of the English Pelham bit. The Pelham bit is often used for schooling and general riding. Pelhams are seen on some field hunters, and in the show ring. It is also used in polo and there is a western version of the Pelham bit.

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Settling Back

Settling Back Print
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10¾ " x 7½"

Every “baby boomer” has a number of men that past through their lives that are now memories brought back by this painting. For me painting this image brought back memories of several team sport coaches of my youth and several co-workers later in life. Likely the smell of pipe tobacco stimulates a fond memory of a family member or close friend who favored smoking a pipe. A different feeling arises about a pipe smoker versus cigars or cigarettes. I was surprised when the painting was finished that it stirred such memories and feelings.

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The Fiddler

The Fiddler Print
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10½ " x 7¾"

I painted “The Fiddler’ for the reason the image expresses the emotions of serenity and joy. Art for me needs to tell a story but it also needs to express an emotion. This fellow with his common clothing, wild hair and beard is very comfortable in his personal choices of dress and grooming and is playing the fiddle with an expression of joy and serenity. I believe it is our personal journey to learn to live life with “joy” and it looks like “The Fiddler” has mastered it.

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Maestro

Maestro Print
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10½ " x 7½"

My wife and I enjoy music and it is constantly playing in our home. I listen to everything from country to classical music. One of my largest thrills was going to symphony concerts in Fairbanks and taking in the great performances. Our youngest daughter played the oboe in the symphony. We are very proud of her accomplishments and the beautiful music she helped to create. This painting reminds me of these moments.

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Saxaphonist
The Saxaphonist Print
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10½ " x 7½"

This painting is very reflective of my need to “change it up a bit and do something different.” I have always loved music of all kinds and was drawn to this image partially because of sax solos in 70s and 80s soft rock which I always liked.

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The Eyes of a Child
The Eyes of a Child Print
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10½ " x 7½"

I was immediately drawn to this image and especially the eyes of this child. As I painted this young child and afterwards I wondered just what her eyes were stating as to her current thoughts and mood. I found that my feelings relating to her expression changed repeatedly especially if I overshadowed the painting with current events in the world. I settled on a feeling of “concern."

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Kissing the Trumpet
Kissing the Trumpet
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Edition Size 75 - $65.00
Print Size - 10 ¾ " x 7½"

“Kissing the Trumpet” is another changing things up a bit pandemic painting piece. I wanted to paint this image in the deep contrasts of light, basically black and white. I called it Kissing the Trumpet because there is an old saying that trumpet players are the best kissers because they develop strong lips. Ladies I will let you decide on that point! Let me know how your research turns out.

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Eleven Illuminations
The Eleven Illuminations
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10 ½" x 7¾"

This painting has special meaning to me. For many years I have been on a quest for “spiritual truth.” I have read extensively on this subject and over the years I have noticed when researching and looking for answers magically a book will come to my attention with the answer to my questions. This has happened many times and continues to this day. I have found book to be very illuminating on this adventure.

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Grey Wolf

Grey Wolf
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10 ¾" x 7 ¾"

This painting of the grey wolf stirs my heart a bit because of past experiences with a few wolves while living in Alaska. I have had the fortune to come across wolves in their natural habitat several times while living in the Interior of Alaska. The experiences were breath taking and memories I will always cherish. Indigenous Americans of most cultures hold this animal in high esteem. In Lakota Sioux the wolf is Šung’manitu-Tanka and has a powerful spirit.

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Tools of the Trade

Tools of the Trade
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Edition Size 75 - $60.00
Print Size - 10 ½" x 7 ½"  

“Horses, saddles, bridles, spurs and ropes are the timeless tools of the cowboy’s trade. All of them together along with an iconic hat and clothing for outdoor work in a difficult environment provide a picture of the American cowboy of the past and the present."

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