PLEIN AIR/HAPPENINGS:

Of Note:
May 18-23, 2019. Will be conducting “Basic Art Drawing" Class at Mountain Artist Guild, Prescott, AZ Contact 928-445-2510 for information and times.

Of Note:
This autumn of 2019, by invitation, I will be having an exhibit in the new Building 3 of the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix. A grateful opportunity, for sure.




mural

Mural
“ALONG FORT BOTTOM”
John Wesley Powell River History Museum Green River, Utah
16 feet x 2 ½ stories high


Mural with niece and husband

(shown is artist’s nephew and wife)
SOME YEARS AGO, I HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF CREATING, PAINTING, AND INSTALLING A MURAL IN THIS MUSEUM. IT TOOK OVER FOUR MONTHS TO COMPLETE AND INSTALL. MY RESEARCH TOOK ME DOWN THE GREEN RIVER
(total trip over 160 miles) IN THE SAME LENGTH OF HIS BOAT, THE SAME WEEK AND TIME OF YEAR AS POWELL DID IN 1869-71, ONLY 123 YEARS LATER THIS HAS BEEN MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE.




“Garden Variety” 9"x12” oil/p $930 plein air
This began in the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, but got rained out, so had to finish in studio


I was asked to visit a particular exclusive winery and vineyard in the Napa Valley area to do Plein Air color studies to be used for a future project. These were painted there.
 


"Spring Mountain District 1"
9 " X 12 " On Location, Oil
/Board

"Spring Mountain District 2"
9 " X 12 " On Location, Oil
/Board


During the spring, a few years back, I spent a month as guest of the National Park Service, painting in the Badlands National Park of South Dakota as Artist-In-Residence.The following is a series that was finished in studio using 17 9x12 oil painting studies, along with photos taken, completed in the Park during my stay.



"From The Ranchlands Below" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas

"The Grasslands" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas



"Sage Creek Basin and Bison" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas

"Lone Cedar Near Cedar Pass" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas


"Evening Shadows With Deer" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas

"The White River" 15"X30" Oil/Canvas


"Atop Sheep Mountain Table" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas

"The Color of Rain" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas


"Springtime: An Original Homestead" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas

"Whispering Peaks" 15"x30" Oil/Canvas
All are the same size, and all custom, matching frames, taking a year and a half to complete. Corporate purchase available.
 

Some time ago, over 40 of us participated in a juried Plein Air event sponsored by the city of Casa Grande, AZ . Even though the judging was questionable all seemed to have a good time.

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"Food City" 9x12 Oil/Panel $650


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