Tag Archives: Yavapai County Arizona

Painting Horses

Last month in Arizona, I painted the horses that were pastured nearby, but they always looked a little wrong. So today I studied my photos and noticed that horses have longer necks, larger head and thinner legs than the ones … Continue reading

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The Cabin from the Road

We packed up yesterday and drove home across the dessert from the Arizona mountains. There was a lot to do and I didn’t have a chance to post this last plein air view of my sister’s cabin. In all the … Continue reading

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Cabin, Trees, and Fence

I wanted to show how this cabin in the Arizona Mountains is sheltered from the summer heat by trees. I have been sketching it all week, but had to move out beyond the fence before I could get a bit … Continue reading

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In a Field

There are three horses who graze in the field across the fence from where we are camping. I have tried to sketch them a few times, and am getting a bit closer to understanding their shapes. All three have interesting … Continue reading

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Slow Days of Summer

Hanging out with family under shade trees in the heat of summer may be one of the best experiences ever. I wanted to capture this feeling of slow togetherness in this sketch.

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Tree by a Fence

The oak trees in the mountains near Prescott have rich colors and great spreading limbs.

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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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