Saturday, March 27, 2010

Vulture Peak

Vulture Peak__Wickenburg, AZ__6x8 oil on linen panel__$150 if you like 'em WET!
YIKES! Because of the way I have to post, this image is HUGE! You artists might enjoy clicking the image to see every molecule of paint!
We went out to paint this afternoon, before the big Cowgirl Up! sale at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum. It was good to get out in the warm sunshine! We didn't have long, but found this great view of Wickenburg's beloved Vulture Peak, a typical, saguaro cactus covered Arizona landscape...THough, this year is VERY unusual in that the desert is blooming! Flowers everywhere...we are going out to paint again tomorrow, so I will look for a good place with flowers!
Cowgirl Up! began tonight and was BUZZING with sales and happy patrons and artists. I made some new friends, welcomed old ones back and had some sales, so I am breathing easier. Tomorrow is the quick draw, where the artists have one hour to paint on the spot, with crowds watching. We then frame them and the museum auctions them off. It is a fun time and I enjoy competing with the clock to create a great painting in such a short time.


Kathleen said...

Lucious painting! Love the creamy texture =) I have heard of Desert Caballeros, but I have never been there. I have been thinking about dropping by there on one of my trips to Phoenix.

Linda said...

Very painterly! The colors and brush strokes are beautiful. You captured the light and that desert quality in the landscape. Beautiful!!

JRonson said...

Beautiful cenarium :)

bj said...

I love seeing every molecule of a painting. It's like seeing every brick that goes into building a skyscraper. If one brick is missing the entire thing isn't complete.

Denise said...

Very close to where we painted before? Nice view you caught there! I like seeing the brushwork up close...nice!

V....Vaughan said...

THANK YOU for the nice comments on this one, y'all!
Good to hear from you, Denise! How you be??