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'In any land what is there more glorious than sunlight! Even here in the desert where it falls fierce and hot like a rain of meteors, it is the one supreme beauty to which all things pay allegiance ... The chief glory of the desert is its broad blaze of omnipresent light.'
-John Van Dyke

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Large canvas prints for the Tubac Show Feb. 7 to 11

I made 2 big canvas prints for the Tubac show. They are 
24in x 34in. At the show, they will be available for $350. 

 They look very nice on our own wall. So maybe I'll just keep them? It involves some work to make more as I even made the stretcher frames from Homedepot wood

Saturday, January 27, 2018

New Items for the Tubac Fair

I just picked up tiles and coffee mugs with some of my images. The tiles are 8 in by 10 in, rather big. They can be grouted. Different sizes can be ordered.

The mugs are also good sized, they can take the content of a soda can. The colors came out very well ( I just took this quick photo in the living room where the light is not very natural) and the detail is great.
The process is called sublimation.  It requires special "ink".  It is really super-finely ground pigment sprayed on a special prepared paper.  It requires 400° heat applied under pressure. The image is incorporated into the glazed surface, not just sitting on top. So the surface is smooth and shiny and the cups can be washed in the dishwasher. Now I have to find out how they'll sell! The Tubac show is coming up on the 7th of February - that'll be the test!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Art Show at La Encantada Next Weekend

Backyard Marauders: Javelinas
Saturday and Sunday in the courtyard of La Encantada on Campbell and Sunrise. See my newest painting 'Javelina Visit' and many other original watercolors and prints

Our backyard gets visitors periodically, even though it's fenced as a dog run. They (the Javelinas) systematically uproot dozens of mamillaria cacti and eat the roots. So we pick up the buds and put them into sand-filled pots to reroot, then plant them for the next invasion. To get at least something out of it, I made the whole party pose for a painting.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Art in the Plaza, Oct. 28 and 29

At St Phillips Plaza on the SE Corner of Campbell Ave and River Road. An outdoor tent show with many great artists.

I will show 3 new Wildlife paintings for the first time, and I'm already offering the always popular archival pigment prints on canvas of those images.

Monday, August 28, 2017

My selection of Greeting Cards

 Despite e mail and social media, the greeting cards made from my watercolors have found an enthusiastic following over the years. So it is time to introduce them all together here on my blog. They are 6.5 by 4.5 inches in size and come with envelopes. Most of my images are available in assortments. 7 images are grouped in every themed collection. Let me invite you to take a walk through my little exhibit!

Any  group of 7 cards (Size 4.5 by 6.5 inches) from this selection comes with envelopes and costs $20 plus shipping.
Single cards cost $3.5 plus shipping. Minimum order $17.50
You can arrange for PayPal or Credit Card payments.
I hope you see something you like!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Poster: Butterflies of Arizona

It's done!

To my insect poster collectors and bug friends: After publishing my first 4 arthropod posters (see below), I have been asked for a butterfly poster more times than I can remember. But there is so much good stuff out on Butterflies ... I was a little intimidated. Now I think I have put together a collection that does justice to the unique diversity of Arizona and at the same time looks beautiful.
Many thanks to Ken Kertell, who allowed me to use a number of his excellent photos!
So I'm introducing my new poster, 'Butterflies of Arizona', with numbered template and corresponding species list
The size is 18 in by 24 in, it is printed on heavy, semigloss art paper with my giclee printer. That's really art print quality, not poster quality, and it will not fade.
Cost: $35 plus shipping. 
Order at, pay through paypal (I'll invoice)
 These are also still available, all selling separately, of course. Same price as the new one.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Sycamore Canyon Coatis

I did not start with a value chart this time - I was too taken with the narrative that I was trying to convey. So I'd break all the rules from the beginning. I also found out that my resist had turned into an unusable mess. So there is none used in this piece, and I think that worked out well.

I started with my narrative in mind and all the figures, but with the idea of leading the eye through the image.

A rule-breaker: I wanted my background yellow, like low sun rays filtered through brushes and trees.

 After filling in the middle-ground, it gets busy and confusing. It has lost some of the back-lit glitter that I was aiming for. But the abstracting stained-glass effect of the background is developing.



To finish, I enhanced the yellow in parts of the background - I believe that if you use color, do it decisively. With my big flat brush, I pulled and pushed little pieces of the background to enhance the stained glass effect and keep it simple. Then I darkened areas of the middleground to make the figure up front pop. I softened the rock edges behind the front guy to make them recede. .

'Sycamore Canyon Coatis', Quarter Sheet Arches cold pressed, framed in 16 in by 20 in. 

 For the story behind the painting see my nature blog

Available: matted prints 16x 20 and canvas print 6 in by 8 in of just the front Coati   

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