Desert Impressions

"Outside the Walls"  is a bold reminder that above a canyon rim there is beautiful color. When I created this image, I was reaching for an emotion, perhaps that beyond darkness as if inside a canyon wall, there is beauty and light. I hope that this painting will speak to you. It is a 40 x 40 x 2 in splined canvas in acrylic with the painted edges.

"Due West" as the sun sets in all its glory creating a brilliant sky that seems to pay tribute to a wonderful day. Due West represents the a special emotion, a release of tension, a kiss goodnight all inspired by a photograph I took from my backyard as the sun dipped into the night.  Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 x 2 it may be seen in my studio. $3,200

The first eleven of original paintings are of the Arizona desert and prairies in all their glorious colors, textures and ever changing skies. These represent my available paintings. Some of those that have found homes are shown on the Sold Works page.

The second grouping are the two remaining of three in a series high lighting the desert's monuments from a Box Canyon to a Roadtrip to Monument Valley.

Each of these works are available

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"Summer Squall" is a reminder that summer is that time of year when the skies quickly turn from a calm bright sunny day to a squall. Rough and often thunderous, the clouds build until they have sufficient fury to release the rain. Sunset is often the ideal time for the fury to begin. 16 x 16  SOLD. 

"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 my Cave Creek studio.

"Two Horizons" reminds me that often there are two horizons, the one in front of us and the one in the future. Light enhances the coming of something new. Horizon is a dramatic 30 x 30 in acrylic/mixed media on canvas that is an award winning work. It is currently on display and for sale online at www.art.xanadugallery.com and may be seen in my studio. $2,400

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"Bright Day Ahead" could be calling out  "good morning sunshine." Or perhaps, "it's going to be a scorcher, think about a swim." Either way it is a welcome into the new day and a subtle reminder to make the best of it. A 24 x 24 x 1.5 on gallery wrapped canvas in acrylic imay be see in my studio in Cave Creek. The vibrant acrylic is $1,500

"High Desert Storm" is a 16 x 20 acrylic on cradled board. The storm feels as if it swirls around us as it builds strength and attempts to push the sun from the sky.  It is currently on display and for sale online -www.art.xanadugallery.com and may be seen in my studio. $800

"Canyon Moon" is a 20 x 20 acrylic on canvas.  "Canyon" is a Finalist in an international abstract competition with a theme of "Red." It is currently on display and for sale online  price at $1,000 at www.art.xanadugallery.com and may be seen in my studio. 

"Wind on Desert Prairie" is a 20 x 20 acrylic impasto with a bold roughness that depicts the red burning desert floor and mesa caught in the heat of the summer sun. This painting is in my Cave Creek studio. $1,000

"Prairie " 12 x 12  acrylic on canvas that is selected for the Top Shelf Invitational Small Works Show is now available online or at the Cave Creek Studio. Please visit the exhibits page for more information. $400

"Almost Gone" 12 x 12 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

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. $1,500

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. $800

More to Come

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