Roadtrip to Monuments is a 24 x 24 acrylic on canvas. The bold, bright colors are representational of the desert's boldness and are highlighted against a pale, bright blue sky. The trip to Monument Valley in northeastern Arizona journeys a long two-lane road where the giant monuments seem to magically grow out of the desert floor. Many photographers, amateurs and professionals alike, find this view mesmerizing, much as I did on my first trip to the giant formations. $1,800 - Roadtrip and Box Canyon are part of a series.
As a youngster I remember the Westerns where the good and the bad guys always seem to end up in the Box Canyon for the final duel. The Box Canyon was where good triumphed over evil. This work combines knife and brush in acrylic on the 20 x 16 canvas. I call it Night at Box Canyon. $1000
"Almost a Spring Thaw" In the mountain range along Arizona's Mogollon Rim snow is a common occurrence. While many people imagine Arizona as a vast desert wasteland, in reality the state offers a variety of landscapes that complement its elevations ranging from sea level to 10,000 feet. Here is Almost a Spring Thaw, an acrylic 16 x 16 on canvas. It is available in my studio or online. $800
"Pinnacle Peak Monsoon" - In north Scottsdale west of Tom Thumb and south of the McDowell Preserve, is Pinnacle Peak park. The peak can be seen for miles and legend has it that the ancient ones held it sacred. When the summer Monsoons arrive, the peak takes on a special vibrance as if it is challenging the weather Gods to disrupt is rugged beauty. The painting is 24 x 20 acrylic on canvas and is available in my studio or online. $1,500
"Two Trees against the Setting Sun" Once grand trees that have fallen to the ravages of time add contrast to the summer's setting sun. Like much of Arizona summer, the Monsoon's cloudy remainders create a colorful show as the sun drops into the western horizon. This painting is acrylic and is 24 x 20 on canvas. $1,500.
"Prickly Issue" is a 8 x 8 acrylic of prickly pear cactus set against the setting sun as it peaks through the scraggly desert vegetation. $300. This painting is headed to the Hidden in the Hills studio tour in November. HITH is one of the largest fine art juried studio tours in the United States. For more information:
The location is in far north Scottsdale, AZ and Carefree and Cave Creek. More than 140 fine art artists will be demonstrating in 35 working studios.
"Nutrioso" In the White Mountains of north central Arizona, not far from the New Mexico border, is a small community called Nutrioso. Just north of town is the Nelson Reservoir. In addition to fishing the high country reservoir is a popular stop for ducks and geese. This acrylic painting is 20 x 16 on cradled board. It is available in my studio or online. Framed $1000
"Where Eagles Fly" is a mixed media on canvas 16 x 20. This painting is of one of the magnificent monuments in Monuments Valley. The textures contrast to the ease and gentleness with which the Bald Eagles fly. Unframed $800 gallery wrapped canvas. It is available online, is shown in my Cave Creek studio and will be included in HITH.
"East Fence Line" Much of the area north and east of Flagstaff is prairie where third and fourth generation Arizonans raise cattle. Here is the east fence line on a summer day when the Monsoons are in the makings. This painting is 6 x 18 on canvas. (framed 7.5 x 19.5) It is being shown for sale at The Gallery at el Pedregal. SOLD