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Thursday, April 27th, 2006

implement
I have missed a few Illustration Fridays because of the fact I had to get my illustration ready for my Directory of Illustration 23 ad.
AND I am showing at a local art league’s show (Arizona Art Alliance) here in town and getting that all put together.

So, this is a sketch I did about a year ago at a pioneer village outside of town. This was a piece of machinery left over from days gone by for what I don’t know. They were outside the carpenter’s shop so I am sure something to to with wood. Thought it looked almost human, and probably one of the first “robots” in service.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

La Dama
And now for something completely different…

This is one of the pieces I did for the Scottsdale Artists’ League Plein Air Paintout for the month of March. We had our big sale last weekend, and I sold three of my six paintings. This one named “Garden Goddess” is of one the sculptures by artist Manolo Valdés, a huge head over 10 feet tall placed in the wildflower garden area titled “La Dama.” This particular piece by Valdés was also displayed on Park Avenue in 2002.

The Desert Botanical Garden has a photo on their web site www.dbg.org from the home page follow the link titled “Manolo Valdés Sculpture in the Gardens.” Papago Park is in the background. I have always felt that Papago looks like many faces carved into the rock and dirt, so the sculpture juxtaposed with the rocks really intrigued me. Luckily I scanned the paintings before the sale, because this one is now in a private collection!