I love the Arizona desert, and it is the subject matter that I've painted the most through out my career. It has many personalities and moods.
The original paintings for these scenes are in watercolor, acrylic and oil. There are several open editions and limited editions available from these paintings and you can find them by clicking on the original. I have several pages that link to this page that are devoted to desert scenery. If you are only interested in seeing certain types of prints, i.e., open editions or limited editions, or want to see only original watercolors or acrylic paintings, you may use these links to follow that path, or use the links on the bars above. more after images
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wrens best friend. springs best I, springs best II
I like to be in the desert at sunrise and sometimes sunset, watching the skies and just feeling the joyful play of the wind and the aura of the desert. I won't tell you that I'll never tire of painting it, but I will tell you that I've been doing it for many years and I'm not tired yet!
Desert landscapes offer an opportunity to paint a few different seasons. Many of the people who move here, or who visit say that there are only two seasons. I disagree. We have the winter when little, if anything, is in bloom and the spring, when almost everything is in bloom. The summers are usually too harsh for much in the way of vegetation to bloom and shine. Usually, the plants, like us, are just trying to survive the heat and stay alive. But we often get spectacular sunrises and sunsets, especially during our monsoons.
Since I've been here over forty years, I have seen a few summers when we had a lot of rain and most of the plants stayed green and lush. That's always a great time because the painting season is extended.
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