Saturday, March 30, 2013

Grand Falls - AZ

Grand Falls is about 40 miles out of Flagstaff on the Navajo Reservation. The falls are seasonal, flowing from snow runoff in early spring and during summer monsoon rains. They were amazing! Looks like chocolate falls.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recent New Oil Paintings - Getting ready for the Phippen Show

Here are a couple hand-fulls of new oil paintings! The Annual Phippen Museum Western Art Show adn Sale is coming up at the end of May and I find the need to create new paintings just for this show. For the first time ever, I signed up to do the Quick Draw event. This is an exciting event where artists have 60 minutes to complete a painting with an audience watching, followed immediatly by a live auction to benefit the musuem. This event brings a lot of buzz to the art show! Just like the quick draw cowboys of the wild west, I need to practice to speed up my reaction time. Just today, I completed a 9x12 oil in 60 minutes. I still need to be faster, it's different when painting in front of a crowd and the pressure is more intense. Here are the new oils:
"West Fork's Ballad" 10x16 palette knife

"Sunset from Yavapai Point" 12x17, palette knife and brush combo

"Brins Mesa Shadows" 12x17

"From Bright Angel Trail" 12x17 oil

"Winter's Fading Light" 5x7

"Winter Sunrise at Bright Angel" 12x17 palette knife

"Winter's Light" 9x12

"Winter at Shoshone Point" 5x7

"Sunset at Powell Point" 6x8

"Winter's Grand Sunrise" 5x7