Tag Archives: Arizona

From a Rooftop Near Yuma

I left Phoenix and drove across the desert today, stopping near Yuma to visit my friend from college. It was getting dark when we went up on her rooftop to watch the sun drop below view. It was so gorgeous … Continue reading

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Phoenix’s Best Season is Spring

Yesterday morning I sat in my sister’s yard and worked at capturing the lushness of her plants and the eagerness of the birds at the feeders. Some people think of Phoenix as an arid and barren place and when I … Continue reading

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After the Party

My sister hosted a baby shower today for our nearly arrived grand nephew. Her house and garden were gorgeous and it was so much fun to visit with everyone. Afterwards we sat on the patio and talked about it while … Continue reading

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My Sister at Night with a Plant

I haven’t sketched since leaving Hawaii for San Diego and then Phoenix so it felt really good to do a quick sketch of my sister this evening. She was working on a project at the table and I liked the … Continue reading

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Passages

This is a small brainstorming sketch for a larger painting I want to make. Last weekend I was at a ranch in Arizona for a wedding. Although the wedding took place on a large green lawn, the ranch also had … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

The Arizona ranch has a labyrinth that was both sunny and mysterious. This is one of the sketches that I hope to develop further this week.

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Arizona Weekend

We spent a long and wonderful weekend in a remote part of Yavapai County, Arizona. Our nephew and his bride were married at ranch where many of us could camp and reconnect with each other over the course of three … Continue reading

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Near Buckeye Arizona

  In the series of travel sketches I just completed, I somehow skipped over Arizona, my home state.  I want to fill this gap by posting this sketch that I made as we drove past the irrigated fields near Buckeye yesterday. … Continue reading

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Let Our People Stay!

I was so sad when I heard that a family was ripped apart this week by immigration officials. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos came to the United States 21 years ago as a young teenager. She made a life for herself, worked … Continue reading

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