Friday, January 15, 2010

After a pretty fruitful day this is where I am on my Arizona Anvil cloud. Am pretty well working on the vegetation and remembering my times in the desert. Great hikes and country and ever mindful that everything out there bites.
Several years ago a number of aritst friends and myself gathered at a Scottsdale restaurant for dinner and while waiting outside for a table observed several kids playing around a Saguaro that was in the courtyard. I told those kids that it would bite if they were not careful. Kids being kids one little boy just had to touch the trunk. Sure enough it bit. In tears I think he learned a desert lesson.

14 comments:

Pat said...

I love the progress and seeing the process. Thanks for sharing
pat

Pencil Sanity said...

Oh this is beautiful. Having lived in Northern Nevada for some time it is not unusual to find a rattle snake at the back door. Interesting landscape there but I must say that I prefer our part of the country.

MILLY said...

It is wonderful to see where you live through your paintings. Lovely to hear from you, best wishes for 2010 and more amazing paintings.

April Jarocka said...

Wow. A stunning piece Gary! Iam there the longer i look at it!! Hope you are well:)

LES LEFEVRE said...

awesome painting!! one of my favorites.

CountryDreaming said...

What a massive cloudscape towering over the desert! The Saguaro stand up and take notice of this presence in their deep blue sky while dark sands sink into silence.

Teresa Mallen said...

Stunning anvil cloud!! Yes, kids will be kids, there had to be one to test it didn't there? :-)

Paul Coventry-Brown said...

That is an awesome painting Gary. Great lighting and what an amazing composition. Wonderful :-)

susan said...

Gary, Living in the AZ desert (a native in fact!) I am struck by the correctness of this painting, both in detail and feeling of a monsoon evening with those spectacular clouds we get at that time. I am also studying your perspective on such a wide format canvas. Very interesting approach to this familiar scene.

L.Holm said...

And even more powerful now! Awesome at each stage, Gary. Love the warms leading us across the desert.
once bitten, twice shy. :-D

DEB said...

Great painting! And I love it when a painting takes you back and brings great memories while you are creating it.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Gary!...My first visit to your site. Never been in your part of the country... YET! Love the anvil cloud... very dramatic moment... very realistically portrayed! Well done!''I'll be back!

Good painting!
Cheers!
Bruce Sherman

I LOVE YOU said...

AV,無碼,a片免費看,自拍貼圖,伊莉,微風論壇,成人聊天室,成人電影,成人文學,成人貼圖區,成人網站,一葉情貼圖片區,色情漫畫,言情小說,情色論壇,臺灣情色網,色情影片,色情,成人影城,080視訊聊天室,a片,A漫,h漫,麗的色遊戲,同志色教館,AV女優,SEX,咆哮小老鼠,85cc免費影片,正妹牆,ut聊天室,豆豆聊天室,聊天室,情色小說,aio,成人,微風成人,做愛,成人貼圖,18成人,嘟嘟成人網,aio交友愛情館,情色文學,色情小說,色情網站,情色,A片下載,嘟嘟情人色網,成人影片,成人圖片,成人文章,成人小說,成人漫畫,視訊聊天室,性愛,性感影片,正妹,聊天室,情色論壇

吳宗憲Steven said...

cool!i love it!情色遊戲,情色a片,情色網,性愛自拍,美女寫真,亂倫,戀愛ING,免費視訊聊天,視訊聊天,成人短片,美女交友,美女遊戲,18禁,三級片,自拍,後宮電影院,85cc,免費影片,線上遊戲,色情遊戲,日本a片,美女,成人圖片區,avdvd,色情遊戲,情色貼圖,女優,偷拍,情色視訊,愛情小說,85cc成人片,成人貼圖站,成人論壇,080聊天室,080苗栗人聊天室,免費a片,視訊美女,視訊做愛,免費視訊,伊莉討論區,sogo論壇,台灣論壇,plus論壇,維克斯論壇,情色論壇,性感影片,正妹,走光,色遊戲,情色自拍,kk俱樂部,好玩遊戲,免費遊戲,貼圖區,好玩遊戲區,中部人聊天室,情色視訊聊天室,聊天室ut,做愛