Monday, June 29, 2015

First Desert Landscape


This is my first Arizona landscape since moving here last October.  I don't know why it took me so long to get to it.  I guess I was a bit amazed that I actually lived here now among the mountains, hills, rocks, and so much flowering shrubs and trees!  It has taken me some time to get the feel for my surroundings.  I'm sure this is the first of many. This is acrylic on canvas board 8" x 8".  For more information, or to purchase or bid just click HERE.

I'm going to have to change my title to nearly daily painting for awhile.  Moving was a major change.  Moving the home stuff was all fine, but I'm having trouble with my studio space.  But it is all good, just takes me longer to find things......why do artists have so much stuff???

Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Rambling Rose

This is the climbing rose that attaches itself to our back wall so that it can top the wall and show off for the neighbors.  The geckos love that wall too.  You can see them scrambling across the wall into the shade the rose provides. 

I'm told that it is especially lush this year.  I did  feed it and pruned it a bit in January, so I'm hoping I had a hand in its great season. Although we did have good rains, I suppose I can give nature some of the credit.

It is so good to be able to garden again.  The problem is, I'm on Minnesota seasonal time.  It's now the heat of summer when everything goes dormant and dries out, sort of like winter in Minnesota. But I'm busy planting pots full of blooms.  We'll see if there is enough shade to get them through.

Our move has made many changes in our lives, which makes it worth the time and energy we spent on it.  One thing I do know, it's feeling very good to be painting again.  If you would like more info on this painting, or any of my other work, just click  HERE

So for today it's roses, white roses.  It's always a great day for roses.

What will it be tomorrow I wonder?  We will find out together!


Monday, June 1, 2015

June Is Bustin' Out All Over!


Hello again! Here we are in Arizona.  Who would have thought that moving cross country at my age would be such a big deal.  I never thought that it would take me a year to get back to daily painting. When I began packing I thought I was taking only a short break. More on our transition to the Sun as we go.

So let's celebrate June with flowers!!  We all need a little more beauty in our lives........  This is back to my first love, abstract.  Hope you love it too! For more information about it click Here.

More tomorrow!