Tom Lucas (western and wildlife painter) my neighbor and Curt Matteson (western sculptor) are having a good time and believe me they are contagious. We laugh out loud, on a regular basis when they get together. We are there until the 29th of March, you are welcome.
This landscape is featured front and center in my temporary studio at the Celebration of Fine Art. It measures 30" x 60" and is painted on a gallery wrap canvas. Come see this painting and all of the other fantastic artists at the show. You will not be dissappointed. So many fabulous artists, too much to see in one day. See you soon!
This is a picture of my temporary studio at the CFA. I am going to be working here for the next 5 weeks. We are at the half-way point at the show. We are all working very hard and hardly working if you know what I mean. If you love what you do it hardly feels like work!
I have painted many saguaros in my day but this would be my first Palo Verde tree. I loved the twisted knarled trunk of this tree and the equally interesting web of shadows it cast. This is a painting in progress. I will probably finish it tommorrow. So look for it soon. I am painting this at the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale AZ. If you want to see me work on it please come see me. The website to the show is http://www.celebrateart.com/ .
Today was Valentines Day. A few people were in buying presents for their sweethearts. It was really great to see. I seriously think that more couples should start holding hands again. I think out of all the couples I saw in the tents today I only saw one couple holding hands. It was a more mature couple and it was the sweetest thing I saw all day. Nothing is more romantic than just holding hands.
Okay did they plan their outfits? Looks like it but no this was just a great photo opt. for me. We are heading in to the fifth week of the show. It has been a great show so far. The artwork is moving out the door on a regular basis. The great part about this show is we are all constantly working so the work is fresh and new every week. If you have not come to see us yet please do, you will not be dissappointed. We are constantly hearing how inspirational our show is. The artist's are so willing to visit with people, it is truly a great group of people.