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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 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!

3 Responses to “spring”

  1. Bron Smith Says:

    Beautifully painted, and I like the way you used the light.

  2. AscenderRisesAbove Says:

    A wonderful painting. Love the metallic color of it.

  3. bubblegum Says:

    lovely painting – but the muteness is scary!

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