I’ve just sent these two paintings to Altamira Fine Art in Scottsdale, where I am a guest artist this month. If you get there, be sure to stop by Altamira. I LOVE that gallery, both the location in Scottsdale and the one in Jackson, WY.
There are good things happening in the Scottsdale art world this month, including the American Women Artists Annual Members Show & National Juried Exhibition, hosted by Bonner David Galleries, and the Cowboy Artists 50th Anniversary Show at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. (My preference of course is the AWA Show!)
Both of these paintings are of Arizona country, the first called “Canyon Gold”, which is an oil 18″ x 12″.
This second painting is called “Canyon Sentinel” and is an oil, 18″ x 18″. The sentinel is a Pinion Pine which grows primarily on the high plains and lower mountain slopes of the Colorado Plateau. It’s a hardy, drought tolerant tree – a survivor – that grows sometimes to 30′ tall and wide. The trees yield edible pinyon nuts which were a staple of the Native Americans and are still widely eaten.This particular tree, I know, has many stories to tell.