Beneath the Arizona Skies
When the Cows Come Home - To the north and east of Phoenix's Valley of the Sun are cattle ranges that extend northward to the Navajo Reservation and are scattered eastward to the New Mexico border. As storm brew in the distance the cattle often seek shelter and there's no better shelter than home whether you are a cow or a human. This large painting is 40" x 40" on gallery wrapped canvas offered at $3,950. It may be seen in my studio and will be included in Hidden In The Hills self-guided studio tour in November. I am showing in Studio 16, Cuvee Studio, please refer to the Exhibits Page for more information.
"I's Over the Next Ridge" In the distance the ridges, mesas and fall off mountains seem to go on forever. The Arizona skies open the vistas to distant hills and ridges that make it appear that you could keep going forever. Next Ridge is a 30 x 30 and is in The Finer Arts Gallery in Cave Creek. The artist-owned gallery is direct to patron sales and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The painting is $2,300.
"Clearing Over the Marshlands" When I seek a place of comfort, I resort to the marshlands, hidden prairies and deep canyons. To me the marshes are a place of rejuvenation similar to the flora and fauna that flourish in the Spring and rest in the Fall. Here is "Clearing Over the Marshland," a 20 x 20 on canvas. It is available in The Finer Arts Gallery in Cave Creek, Arizona, $1,300.
"Another Day Slips Away" There are those days that when the sun slips into the horizon, a person just wants to know "where did the day go." Then it is a month and a year. Another Day is a setting sun that to me inspired the call to make the best of every day and find joy, which can be a beautiful sunset. Another Day is a 24 x 24 on canvas and is my studio. $1,800
"Canyon Moon" is a 20 x 20 acrylic on canvas. Canyons represent mystery, especially those which were once inhabited by the ancients. This painting was inspired to capture some of the mystery of history assumed, myths and secrets untold and never recorded. "Canyon" is a Finalist in an international abstract competition with a theme of "Red." SOLD $1,300
"Winter on the Nutrioso Wetlands" 20 x16 acrylic on canvas. The winter storms fall in from the mountains surrounding the waterways near Nutrioso in the high country of Arizona. The clouds lift and fall as if a decision is difficult, should it be rain or snow. $1,000
"Setting With A Blush" In the distance the wispy cirrus clouds can look as if a feather pillow exploded. Whimsical and floating, embracing the horizon, the pink cirrus seem to play with distant hills and wrap them in a blanket. The rosy glow gives the marsh lighter appearance as if it may be waiting for Fall. Setting is a 24 x 24 and is in Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek. $1,800 and is part of the Hidden In The Hills self-guided studio tour display.
"On Top of the Mesa" with a view of the world and the distant menace, all be it beautiful, is a 16 x 16 acrylic on cradled board. The climb to the top can be treacherous and at a minimum challenging, but the resulting beauty and feel of accomplishment make it worthwhile. $800 On Top is in available in The Finer Arts Gallery in Cave Creek, Arizona.
"Flyway" Hidden in Arizona, along the Little Colorado River is a treasure - the flyway where migratory birds stop to rest as they continue their journey south or north. The flyway extends across much of eastern Arizona up into the mountain lake, Big Lake. This framed acrylic on canvas is 16 x 16 and is a reminder of the hidden beauty of the flyway and the hidden image in the marsh waters. It is available in my studio. $800
"Wind on Desert Prairie" is a 20 x 20 with a bold roughness that depicts the red burning desert floor and mesa caught in the heat of the summer sun. When the heat rises from the desert floor and is captured by the wind, your skin and the air feels as if the sky has broken into pieces. The clouds become wild and are dotted by sand. This painting is in my studio. $1,300
"Almost Gone" 10 x10 acrylic on canvas. When the light is "just right" the clouds turn rainbow of colors as the storms begin to disperse. Some mornings the skies turn the pink as shown in Almost Gone, but that's another painting. $400 It is currently on display in The Finer Arts Gallery in Cave Creek, Arizona.