|Print of North Rim|
Friday, March 27, 2015
Originally posted: 5/1/2010
North Rim is my latest limited-edition print priced at $150 in an edition of 100. It measures 14" by 36" on acid free
It can be purchased directly from me unframed.
Originally posted: 1/1/2010
My newest print is "1 Hour Parking", available as a signed, limited edition
print priced at $150 in an edition of 100. The print is 20" x 28.5" with
a one inch white border on acid free paper. It
can be purchased directly from me unframed.
|Print of 1 Hour Parking|
Originally posted: 12/30/2009
"Barrel Cactus" is the first limited edition print I have done. It is 28"
x 28" on acid free paper and is priced at $150 each in an edition of 100 signed and
numbered prints. The prints were printed locally at Reproductions, Inc.
and can be purchased directly from me unframed.
|Print of Barrel Cactus|
Originally Posted: 12/5/2009
I am working on a prismacolor pencil drawing of a view of the Grand
Canyon from the North Rim. The shape of the drawing is unusual for me;
I am making
it in a shape which emphasizes the horizon. I have avoided trying to
capture the canyon in artwork up to this point. But I felt it was
do my interpretation of the beauty of one of the many aspects of light
on the rocks there.
|North Rim in progress|
Thursday, March 26, 2015
North Rim is a 14" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing, 2010.
For sale: $2300 plus shipping and handling
Limited edition signed print in an edition of 100. The image size is 14" x 36", with a one inch border on acid-free paper.
For sale: $150 plus shipping and handling
- Grand Canyon - In Progress
- Limited Edition Prints Available for North Rim
Helen's Dome After the Rain is a 24" by 34" oil painting on canvas.
Early morning sun pinkens the horizon on the Rincons after rain has muted the desert colors. I love exploring the palette of colors these conditions produce. I like the feeling of this painting; it comes very close to expressing what I was trying to do.
When we first moved to Tucson, I would run by this dying agave and was struck by the beauty of the young replacement stepping up to fill the void that would be left. The burnt browns of the dying plant were a sharp contrast to the cool tones of the younger plant.
Nogales Sunlight is a 16" by 20" prismacolor pencil drawing.
A woman relaxing on a bench in the warmth. I was drawn to the simple beauty of her posture and the colors and patterns of the scene. She emanates a serenity I tried to capture by the repetition of simple patterns and color in the work. This piece was featured in the CPSA Signature Showcase Invitational in the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach, Florida from March 16 - June 4, 2006.
For sale: $1400 plus shipping and handling
Ocotillo Screen is a 16" by 20" pencil drawing.
A woman making fry bread at San Javier Mission was behind a bunch of ocotillo; the pattern intrigued me to use it as a means of exploring the negative spaces behind it and as a vertical division of the composition which occurred naturally. I loved the beauty and peace she exuded as she went about her work.
For sale: $800 plus shipping and handling
Monday, March 23, 2015
Ford in Brown and Gold is a 20" by 30" prismacolor pencil drawing, 1995.
I liked the limited palette occurring naturally in this scene and I exaggerated how the bright sunlight was washing out the scene in the background. To me, this created more of a contrast between the foreground reflections and figures against the abstraction of the arches in the back.
Streetrod is a 24" by 36" prismacolor pencil drawing.
I liked this young couple enjoying the classic car show at Reid Park. I found the reflection of the grass on the side of the car was similar to the flames pattern often painted onto cars and trucks.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Heading In is a 24" by 30" oil painting on panel.
I met John Shinkle, a modern-day Wyoming rancher, at a gallery where I worked. He was such a nice man; he invited me to his ranch so I could photograph some subject matter. John, his horse Skeezix, and his dog, Frosty, were such a good team! This is one of my personal favorite Wyoming paintings I did from that time. This is my favorite painting from when I lived in Laramie. This painting, as well as the the three or four others I painted of John all sold to private collectors. I gave one to him as a thank you for being my model.
Bisbee Window Textures is a 24" by 30" prismacolor pencil drawing.
Another piece where I used myself as a model. The textures of the old wood contrasted with the dark window glass reflecting the houses behind interested me.
For sale: $800 plus shipping and handling
Alice's Window is a 24" by 30" oil painting on panel.
Alice's Window is the first reflection study I did. It is an oil on panel and is a self-portrait looking into an antique store window. The bedroom setting included a mirror; so I worked the angle to include a reflection in the mirror as well as in the window glass. I liked the patterns of the Buckhorn Bar reflection from across the street. I like including figures in my work when they seem to fit, and I am always a convenient model.
I find the fragmentation and overlapping of images in reflections really interesting. The naturally-occurring abstractions of reality pique my curiosity.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Fenced In is a 16" by 20" watercolor painting.
I was experimenting with the contrast of leaving the fence elements unpainted in contrast to the horse and barn. This was a nice horse in real life. I think my dad built this fence. My dad loved to build and maintain fences.
Mud Hens is a 16" by 20" prismacolor pencil drawing.
These horses had been rolling in the mud, producing a texture on their coats which was echoed in the erosion of the wash behind them. I was also drawn to the expression on their faces as they shared a moment. In these drawings I was just starting to explore adding colored pencil to my previously all black and white drawings.