Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In honor of Valentine's Day

 I painted this for a submission to one of the art groups I am involved with. The subject for February was something red, in celebration of Valentine's Day.
"Abandoned Hearts"
 I had fun doing this painting. I imagined a couple of young, in-love kids.... carving their initials in a heart on the tree.  I imagined their life together; getting married, buying their first pick up truck (an old beater but in good running condition), raising a family...... Possibly the young children were permitted to ride in the back of the truck, but eventually the growing family needed a bigger car. The old truck was parked down at the back of the property by the tiny stream.
 Years later, the parents pass away, and the now adult children are called upon to disperse of the family holdings. As they walk around the property, they come across the old relic, and maybe for the first time, see on the tree the carved declaration of their parents young love for each other.... 
Sweet memories are made of things like this.
"Abandoned Hearts"
8" x 10"
Oil on stretched canvas

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Friday, January 6, 2017

First Painting of the New Year 2017!

I left home in my motor home on Oct 22 this winter, Glad to be out traveling again, I had to learn the new rv and all its perks, continue training my 5 mo old boxer pup, Sasha, and try to unwind from the hectic summer and fall. As I entered Arizona on a cold day in December, I knew it was time to dig out my paints again. This scene of the windmill near Willcox, just off of I 10, begged to be painted. I knew I would encounter greater, more majestic mountains on my way west, but I could not pass up this typical scene. I did add the cattle, but the rest is pretty much as I saw it.  The land here supports as little as 1 cow per every few acres as the vegetation is so sparce. Wind was blowing, blades were humming, and cattle were on their way to the water hole...... 

"Heading for Water"
11" x 14" 
oil on stretched canvas

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