Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Heading Home

Greg Manchess

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Heading Home is more of a post-Christmas image, but the spirit is still there. It is the last of the paintings that debuted in Paris this past October 17th, at Galerie Daniel Maghen. Time to start conceptualizing new work for the next show, due in two years.

Here’s an excerpt from my original story:

“...will be night soon. He’ll have to dig in before he makes the final push north, and home. The bear will accompany him as far as it’s interested, even though this one had been with him for quite awhile. After that, he’ll be on his own, with the Pole Star and the Aurora as a guides.

It wasn’t just luck that put him in the bear’s path after the storm, but his own pride. He knew the group was out here, and it didn’t take long to convince the beast he wanted its help.

Or perhaps...companionship.”

Here’s to an exciting and productive 2015!


  1. Love it. It feels like perhaps a frame from a film. The way Santa is looking towards the "camera"...sorta like that famous Patterson Bigfoot footage from '67? Does that make sense? Anyways Merry Christmas to you Mr. Manchess and to all the Muddy Colors readers.

  2. Yet another stunning piece. Merry Christmas Greg and to all the writers/readers! Thank you for another year of fantastic work. We'll be looking forward to the next with eager eyes...

  3. Merry Christmas Greg and Irene… and everyone else for that matter!
    Have a great New Year…. stay tuned for our traditionally late New Year's E-card!

  4. I really like that snippet of story. So much suggested, hinted at. Leaves the viewer thinking rather than spelling everything out.

  5. Merry Christmas! Love that piece, and now I want the rest of the story!

  6. Oh so beautiful Greg (and I lurrrve the sketches! :-). Merry merry Christmas to you and Irene. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  7. Thanks, guys! Happy New Year celebrations to everyone!

    And I'll be writing the rest of all of the stories I've shared here with the images. Excited to get back to them!

    But first, and coming up soon: latest news about my "Above The Timberline" story.

    : )


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