Frank Ordaz

The Artist's Life .... thus far

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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
15 days ago 
The Searching by Frank Ordaz
18 x 12
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
16 days ago 
Summertime at Roundhill, Tiburon Ca by Frank Ordaz
9 x 12
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
19 days ago 
Looking to Tomorrow by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
24 days ago 
Prairie Spirit by Frank Ordaz
8 x 8
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
26 days ago 
Coyote by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
I loved this model that I met in Nemo Texas. His stare went right through me and I wondered what he was thinking.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
27 days ago 
Dogg by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
I met Dogg in Nemo Texas. He's a Western reenactor and had character in aces and hearts. A quick sketch to warm up the bones and brains during this godforsaken quarantine .
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suzanne elizabeth murphy 17 days ago
Love our style on all of these portraits.
suzanne elizabeth murphy 17 days ago
Love your style on all of these portraits.

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
29 days ago 
I'm not 96 I'm 26! by Frank Ordaz
12 x 9
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
a Pow WOW Beauty by Frank Ordaz
Oil 10 x 8
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
The Water Cooler by Frank Ordaz
Oil 9 x 12
 
Breaktime in the West.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
a Young Nisenan Dancer by Frank Ordaz
Oil 10 x 8
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
The Gentleman Cowboy by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
This Cowboy wears the nobility of the West on his face.
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Hudson Wade by Frank Ordaz
Oil 11 x 14
 
A commission piece for a client's grandchild. They already own a portrait of two other grandchildren and it's all was a good idea to add the latest family member. Email me for quotes on a portrait painting. News the time.
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
The Pale Rider by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
I've been painting everyday since the Pandemic lockdown at my studio. Back in February I photographed a host of western reenactors for 3 days. This man caught my eye. I've already painted him several times and they tell me that he's been modeling since he was a youngin. All of the galleries that represent me are closed till further notice. That means that I am open to a good offer on this painting and those that are here at my gallery. Blessings and stay safe. God is still in control.
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Fishing on Sardine Lake by Frank Ordaz
Oil 8 x 10
 
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Sylvie Mahler 2 months ago
Very nice!

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Fall on Sardine Lake by Frank Ordaz
Oil 8 x 10
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Before the Snow Falls by Frank Ordaz
Oil 8 x 10
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
PlainsTrooper 2 by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
PlainsTrooper 1 by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Darthperado by Frank Ordaz
Oil 12 x 9
 
 

 
Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
The Work Ahead by Frank Ordaz
Oil 10 x 8
 
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Frank Ordaz Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Twenty Twenty by Frank Ordaz
Oil 24 x 18
 
Every man needs vision and his medicine. When it's perfect. It's Twenty Twenty
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Representation


Art Obsessions Gallery
Truckee, Ca - 916-257-8222

Mountain Trails Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico -

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

Nancy Dodds Gallery
Carmel, Ca -

Ordaz Gallery
Auburn, Ca - 530-906-0716

Red House Art Gallery
Graeagle, Ca - 530-836-0104


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Posted on 12/9/2016 12:35:42 PM


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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