Slivers of Light

Chiricahua National Monument in southern Arizona is other-worldly. Have you been there? I think it rivals, even surpasses, Utah’s Arches National Park. Chiricahua feels intimate yet has a scale of grandeur. I had never heard of this place before we visited it over the New Year holiday. We hiked isolated trails, took lots of picturesContinue reading “Slivers of Light”

Sun City, AZ

It’s difficult to travel more than a few block in Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, before encountering a golf course. I don’t play and they’re closed to all but paying customers. They’ve remained a huge mystery to me for the more than 60 years that I’ve been a visitor to this specialized City. The golfContinue reading “Sun City, AZ”

Ocotillo

Ocotillos, indigenous to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico, are a plant with long, spiny leafed stems bearing flags of densely packed orange to red flowers at their tips. Their branches grow to 15-20 ft. high in tight clusters. Have you ever seen one? https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1066090

Pinus arizonica

I just got this new set of gouche tubes, such a difference from watercolor, different application techniques different look, real exciting to use. Using real not gouache, not the acrylic/gouache (I don’t like these-can’t re-work). https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1005782

Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Mexican Bird of Paradise

It’s October in Arizona and the Mexican Bird of Paradise is in one of its full blooms. The shrub flowers several time during a single year and is always showy and dramatic with its red/orange blossoms and its complimentary blue/turquoise foliage. The frilly detail of this plant is captivating to the eye. it’s always visually in motion,Continue reading “Caesalpinia pulcherrima – Mexican Bird of Paradise”