'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
A commissioned watercolor for an Arachnid specialist and bugging friend - and maybe also a nice image for a tree ornament for the eclectic taste? The ornament is a 3in porcelain disk, printed on both sides, for $11.50 to order, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper and canvas prints can also be ordered as usual. Check menu on top for prices, please
I am making little tree ornaments from some of my paintings. They are 3 inch porcelain plaques and the image appears on both sides. The colors and quality are very similar to my popular art tiles. The photos do not do them justice. This was our first attempt at making them and the wolf portrait shows that things can go quite wrong. But I will make the wolf work, I like him. You can suggest other images from my paintings - not all can be used in a circle, but I will try if you are especially interested in something. I really have to try a landscape with a saguaro ....e mail me if you are interested and want more info email@example.com Here is a link to the flickr gallery with all images
Of course, they are all round, not square, see the bobcat portrait as example One Ornament costs $11.50, but for a limited time I am offering 10 (assorted) for $100
My Art Tiles are so popular that I'm adding another image: Bright Cholla. It will be available on my web site and at the Oro Valley Tree lightning Festival December 7 and 8 and at the 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair on Dec 12th to 15th. I am also offering my tiles at both Cactus Wren Galleries, here in Tucson on Kinney Rd and in Tubac on Tubac Rd. That beautiful new Cactus Wren gallery right at the turn-off to the footbridge to Shelby's Restaurant deserves a great shout-out!
My new edition of Holiday cards is ready! As always, I used my watercolor images and added some Holiday cheer. So if you need a Cardinal to bring you some Holly or Mistletoe from our Pyrrhuloxia, e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Raven, Harris Hawk and Elegant Trogon are into shiny baubles, Roadrunner makes extra speedy deliveries and the owl-elves are not Elf Owls but Burrowing Owls. A box of all 7 is $25 plus $4 for shipping and $1.5 for AZ Tax (only if you are in AZ)
My Naturalists' Holiday collection is also available again this year, so send me an e mail if you'd like those critters!
Upon request, I've added some tile images of wildlife and birds. So now there are 30 images for you to chose from. They are here in this flickr gallery The tiles are 8x10 inches so not square as in the collage. The price is $40 plus shipping. Within AZ 6.1% sales tax has to be added. I hope you like them! I will of course offer them at my art fairs (see schedule above) and you can get some at the Cactus Wren Gallery on Kinney Rd south of the Arizona Desert Museum and Old Tucson.
Ready for the winter season at the gift shop of Tohono Chul Park!
This shop has been a permanent outlet for my art for more than 10 years, but I just brought in new, much larger pieces to fill a nice display spot right across from the shop entrance.
In the Sonoran Desert the most saturated colors appear when the horizon darkens with heavy storm clouds, but the sky directly above is still clear and the sun bright and warm. But very soon a heavy wind will spring up, the clouds roll closer, the mountains disappear and rain starts pouring or even hail might come down hard. This September storm brought all of that to our small community of Picture Rocks, including road closures because of flash floods not far from the location of this painting. These saguaros are some of the name-giving giants of Saguaro National Park West.