Frank Ordaz

The Artist's Life .... thus far

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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
25 days ago 
From Ed's Place by Frank Ordaz
Oil 9 x 12
 
From Ed's Place is probably the last plain air that I will paint from Ed'd pier. He passed away at the ripe ol age of 94. He and his family have owned the property on Homewood since 1934. The Kids have decided to sell their idyllic place on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Many good memories were created there as well as some funny circumstances. I loved painting from the pier. Alas... change is the one tyrannical constant in life.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Ted Talk by Frank Ordaz
16 x 20
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
American River August 2013 by Frank Ordaz
12 x 9
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Lake Natoma 2,Folsom by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Lake Natoma, Folsom by Frank Ordaz
12 x 9
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Along the Enchantment Trail , Sedona by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
Along the Enchantment Trail in Sedona is inspired by a good walk with my good wife in Sedona a I showed her where the original Tom Gardener Tennis Ranch was originally located.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Spirit Wing of Sedona River by Frank Ordaz
8 x 8
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
The GC is all that Mathers by Frank Ordaz
16 x 20
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Wearing my Gus Crease Hat by Frank Ordaz
8 x 8
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
The Searcher by Frank Ordaz
Oil 40 x 30
 
A collector really wanted a painting of the Duke from the John Ford movie The Searcher. This painting is a case where I combined several images taken from my TV set to get the right feel.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
The Horse Whisperer by Frank Ordaz
20 x 16
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Maui 2019 Backyard by Frank Ordaz
Oil 9 x 12
 
A Plein Air during my stay at a friends home on Maui near Maikula
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
No Hands Bridge , Fall 2018 by Frank Ordaz
Oil 8 x 8
 
Fall around Auburn Ca is like no other town in the Gold Country. The colors from the trees that turn yellow, orange and red are just spectacular everywhere ...even down in the American Canyon. A painted a Plein Air before the leaves were blown away.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
El Trabajador by Frank Ordaz
10 x 8
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Valley of my Ancestors, Canyon de Chelly AZ by Frank Ordaz
18 x 24
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
A Day on Havasupai Land by Frank Ordaz
18 x 24
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Portrait of Rosemary Miller in Kailua Kona HI by Frank Ordaz
20 x 16
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Dusk over Ancestral Land by Frank Ordaz
Oil 9 x 12
 
This small painting will be developed into a much larger 48x60. I traveled on a deserted road on Navajo Nation New Mexico and felt what generations before me must have experienced daily on seeing such dramatic light cast upon the red rock that held the valley together like a necklace.
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Junior Rodeo at Lincoln by Frank Ordaz
Oil 9 x 12
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
View from Billís Maui Palace by Frank Ordaz
11 x 14
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
5 months ago 
A Winters Dream on the Rim by Frank Ordaz
Oil 9 x 12
 
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Art Obsessions Gallery
Truckee, Ca - 916-257-8222

Nambe Trading Post
Nambe, NM - 505-455-2819

Nancy Dodds Gallery
Carmel, Ca -

Ordaz Gallery
Auburn, Ca - 530-906-0716


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Biography
Artist Spotlight - Frank Ordaz
Date: 1/11/2017
When did you first realize that you wanted to become an artist?
Norman Rockwell famously said don’t be so enamored with the truth that the story is boring. So in that spirit, here goes. 
 
I grew up in East LA and it’s a pretty poor section of that metropolis. I lived in an environment that was the polar opposite of a Thomas Kincaid painting. I remember looking out my window late one evening to see two men fighting with each other in the middle of the street with chains as weapons.I’ve told this story before and it sounds like it’s not true, but it is. But a burst of Light occurred with a bougainvillea bush in our property. It’s a plant with colorful leaf-like petals and they thrive is southern California. We had one in our side yard and I remember looking at that, it’s a very vivid memory, and all these bees were buzzing around this bush. It was a picture of Life in a sea of concrete , dirt and violence. Our backyard was essentially brown dirt and a dead fruit tree. My idea of being rich, we’re talking the mind of a seven year old, was having green grass in your yard. We moved to another part of LA County that was a wee bit nicer, but we still didn’t have a green lawn. My idea of rich was someone that had green grass in their front and back yard. So, I was really taken with the beauty of this bougainvillea in the midst of all the ugliness. I wanted to pursue a life that highlighted that swirling energy of Life. 
When you’re a poor kid your ticket out of poverty is usually Sports, Education or the Arts.. My dad was a semi pro boxer, but [...]

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