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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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The good old times are back!

Artshow sales had slowed to a crawl last year and I was producing and selling only very small prints of my images. Luckily, the demand for those 6in x 8in versions, printed as giclees on canvas and gallery-wrapped, was very steady. They really are very cheerful and make great gifts.
But last weekends's show in Ventana (NE Tucson) brought a pleasant surprise: Overall the interest was great and lower end sales were steady, but by Sunday afternoon I had also sold three rather large (half sheet) original watercolors, two of them nicely framed.

They were all flower images, not unusual in late January when everybody is impatiently waiting for spring.
My other two original sales earlier this winter were architectural pieces.

I hope the show in SaddleBrook (at the Country Club) next Saturday and Sunday will be as good. I am definitely bringing lots of good originals and many prints to choose from. The trick there will be to wrap up all sales before everybody drifts away to Super Ball parties and to get Randy to help take down the display when the game has already started.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

By request: Release of new Giclee Print 'Three Gamble's Quail'

 'Three Gamble's Quail' will be available upon request as a giclee reproduction on paper, matted to sizes 
11*14 in, 16*20 in, and 22*28 in. The prints can also be framed. Contact me at
If you e-mail by tomorrow afternoon around 5 pm I can bring the piece to the Green Valley show on Saturday.   

Monday, January 9, 2012

Continental Mall at Green Valley Fine Arts and Crafts Show

My next show, the first one in 2012, will be outdoors at the Continental Mall of Green Valley. It's a very pleasant spot under Palm and Olive trees and the clientele has the time and patience to check everything out, go home to measure their walls and come back to make their purchases. Here be-backs will actually return!

The show site is right next to the Continental Exit of Interstate 19, but coming from NW Tucson, I enjoy  the scenic road that takes me by the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson, through the Tohono O'odam reservation past San Xavier Mission, huge piles of mine tailings (less scenic, of course) and miles and miles of beautiful desert.

So come visit us in Green Valley! It's a well juried show with about 40 artists and will last from Wednesday Jan 12 to Friday, Jan 14.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Additions to the Collection: Architecture

 In 1998 I traveled from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, painting little Plein Air oils and slightly larger watercolors of Missions and other interesting sites. I camped in my van and got quite used to the permanent turpentine smell. The collection above shows watercolors from that trip and also some famous Arizona buildings. All are now part of the Flickr gallery here. 

In 1999 I actually moved to California for 2 years and studied the work of the California Impressionist school surrounded by the actual landscapes that inspired those painters.  I also had the opportunity to meet and paint with most of the members of PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America).