Doug McClure Painting

Doug art v.1Diane Rambow Stevens has kindly sent me this scan of one of Doug McClure’s paintings from her personal collection.

Diane says. “The colors he chose were in the blues and golds / yellows / tans / brown.  While his line-drawings are detailed and ‘busy’, his paintings seemed to always be somewhat muted – not bold and splashy by any means.”

Author: PGreen

Published work in U.S.A. for McFarland & Co. Inc. : A History of Television’s The Virginian 1962-1971 (2006, 2009 Softcover edition) Pete Duel : A Biography (2007, 2009 Large Print edition; Kindle edition) Encyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2009) Jennifer Jones : Life and Films (2011)

9 thoughts on “Doug McClure Painting”

  1. Boy, you’re fast – it wasn’t all that long ago when I sent you that – looks good on your web-site; again, I enjoy reading your posts and have checked out your other blogs and web-sites as well as read your interviews.

    I wish Doug could be here to see this ‘tribute’ you’ve made to him and the others you’ve featured from THE VIRGINIAN.


  2. Yes I wish Doug was still with us Diane. I had the pleasure of talking to cast members James Drury, Gary Clarke, Roberta Shore, Randy Boone and Sara Lane for my book. All had fine things to say about Doug. He sounded like a fun guy to be around in his prime. At least you got to meet him and know him a little. Many fans will be envious of you. :))

  3. That WAS quick! I just posted that I was looking forward to seeing it and there is is! As I do some painting myself , (most recently of my grandfather’s garage and our old home), and my sister paints, it was very interesting to see examples of Doug’s art. My friend (and James Drury’s) John Hoover in Houston is a very talented Western artist, too, I saw several examples of his work when I was there. Like you,Paul, he makes his portraits of Western stars instantly recognisable. He has done one of James Drury, and I suggested he do one of Doug and Jim as Trampas and the Virginian, I think Jim would like that. Thanks, again, Paul and Diane.

  4. I meant to say that I agree with Paul, I am one of Doug’s fans who is VERY envious of those who were lucky enough to meet him. I have corresponded with two ladies who did and they both said how nice he was, very modest and unassuming. Diane , you are so lucky to have known him and been his friend.

  5. What I liked about Doug was he was unassuming; relaxed – jovial, and never ‘put on airs’. He was instantly animated when someone would come up to introduce themselves, and treated everyone as if he’d been their friend for life.

    Definitely his spirit is one we all admire and cherish. He was an ageless youngster; a curious boy, and a fine gentleman.

  6. Thanks for your further thoughts and memories of Doug, Diane and for sharing them with us. I know I wouldn’t be nervous about asking him for his autograph, as he was always so willing to sign and pose for photos,just like my favourite actress, Jenny Agutter,whom I still hope to meet. I like to think of Doug as a friend I never met.

  7. My family in the UK are now fortunate to own 2 original framed watercolour paintings by Doug McClure.
    As a child back in the 1970’s Trampas was my hero and in 1986 I had the pleasure of meeting his mother when I stayed with Doug’s brother and sister in law. Unfortunately I never got to meet Doug which was a real shame.

    1. Thanks for posting Cheryl. Sorry you never got to meet Doug but at least you met his mother and family. It must have been memorable for you.

  8. I have an original watercolor signed by Doug that I acquired when my dad died in July of 2010. Doug had given it to him after doing some home repairs to his California home back in 1992. Anyone in the art world know how to go about selling this watercolor? I have no idea as to it’s value. Thanks for any comments or suggestions.

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