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”

Brush Creek Fence

Looking north in the late afternoon sun the fence posts march into the autumn pasture bleached by summer sun now departed. This is painted using three colors, alizarin crimson , yellow ochre and ultramarine. These pigments are then mixed to create the other colors of the painting. John Singer Sargent, American painter, used this colorContinue reading “Brush Creek Fence”

Backyard Looking West

​Our cabin is backstopped by the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. I have to look up at a really steep angle to see the sky. When I look straight out from the front porch all I see in ascending earth covered with trees and brush….pretty nice. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1001961