Special to the Reporter

Internationally-recognized artist Doug Prine used the three primary colors of red, blue and yellow to build a full palette and create an oil painting of a Western figures at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Barnard's Mill Art League.

About 20 league members and guests watched Prine's demonstration.

Doug and his wife, Toni, built and maintain a Western town of some 30 period buildings in Nemo where professional artists from all over come every November for a photo shoot to get material for future artwork. At that time the town is populated with cowboys. Indians and other characters and paraphernalia of the old West.

Doug has been a full-time artist for 35 years. He studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and in the U.S. Army was a draftsman and illustrator, spending a year in Vietnam as a combat artist. His Western art can be found in private collections in this country and internationally. His work has won numerous awards.

The Barnard's Mill Art League was formed in 2009 by area residents who shared an interest in fine art. Membership is open to the public. Individual memberships are $20 per year and joint memberships for couples are $30 per year. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Barnard's Mill Annex.