desert landscape: life among the ruins
desert landscape: life among the ruins
desert landscape: life among the ruins
desert landscape: life among the ruins
desert landscape: life among the ruins
desert landscape: life among the ruins
desert landscape: life among the ruins

desert landscape: life among the ruins

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A springtime morning along the Dorgan Sublett Trail, I especially admired this cactus who found a home five feet up an old stone wall. I enjoyed the way the morning sunlight played across his spines and the view of the lush spring desert. I stood in the ruins of this farmhouse overlooking the valley and imagined what it must have felt like to build a life in a place where even a cactus likes a little shelter from the elements.

I started this piece in my tent during a week long solo camping trip at Big Bend National Park.  I finished it back at the studio where acrylics are far easier to handle than in the desert.

This painting is a great anchor for a gallery wall installation. Its angular composition catches and directs the eye. The overall impact is pretty bold, while the colors are predominantly neutral and soft. It has a calming quality that makes it perfect for any room where patience and mindfulness are desired. I look at it when I do tai chi and find it both grounding and uplifting.

 

*Somerset Velvet Fine Art Paper for archival quality & velvety matte texture

*Solid Natural Wood Frames in Mahogany Veneer for durability & timeless presentation

*Tru Vue Conservation Clear® Acrylic Glazing for UV resistance & color clarity

*Custom Cut Snow White Artique Conservation Matboard for clean, gallery style presentation

*.5" border on unframed prints for easy handling when matting & framing

*Fredrix poly/cotton archival canvas for exceptional contrast with consistent color reproduction

*archival grade Epson Ultrachrome GSX inks for scratch and smudge resistance

*low gloss for reduced glare

*.75"  stretcher bars, easily framed if you prefer

*image wraps sides with a fraction of an inch around the back

*wire installed & wall hook(s) included


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