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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

Friday, February 7, 2014

New Originals and Print Editions

Today we are setting up our Outdoor Art Show at the Country Club in SaddleBrook, north of the Catalina Mountains.
Although this show is usually quite small, it  will be exciting for me because I will bring the new originals that I painted after the holidays and I will also introduce several new print editions at this show.

So the giclee printer was running hot this week. Here a group of color proofs is being printed, and after some tweaking, the first of several new images were produced on paper as well as on canvas.

These are my medium sized (16 in x 20 in, $60.00) giclee prints on acid free heavy art paper, in archival mats and presented in clear plastic sleeves.

11 in x 14 in ($30.00) is another size that will fit standard sized frames. I also offer some framing, but of course I am not trying to compete with a well stocked frame shop.

These little (6 in x 8 in x 0.5 in, $40.00) canvas blocks are by far my best seller. Many customers have moved to Arizona after they retired and downsized their homes. They want some local art, but their wall space is limited. They love these little gallery wrapped canvases that can be hung as they are without framing. I am sure my new Arizona Critters series will be a hit in this size.

All prices above are for on-line orders, shipping and taxes apply. Buy directly at my booth for a lower price!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Superb Owl Sunday!

Forgive me if the title sounds like bragging! But it is February 2, 2014 and Randy is watching the Sea Hawks beating the Broncos - but of course the Superbowl is not over yet. But my Superb Owl painting is just about finished.

The reference photos were by my friend Ned Harris who found a cooperative Burrowing Owl in the Sulfur Springs valley in SE Arizona. But we have some here in Marana, too.
Here are the steps, my challenge was to not let them blend into each other too much and bring the front one forward.

Here is the finished painting. The colors are a little off because by now it is so dark that I had to photograph it under my daylight corrected but yet artificial desk light. But I am quite happy with it. Luckily I'm no Broncos fan (or any kind of football fan for that matter.) But I like the VW commercial as described to me by my husband