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13th Annual Spring Plein Air Paintout

I will be part of a select group of Arizona’s finest landscape artists painting in the Desert Botanical Garden every Saturday, March 3, 10,17, and 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by a sale March 31 and April 1, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Exit Courtyard. This event, co-sponsored by the Desert Botanical Garden and Scottsdale Artists League, provides an opportunity for Garden guests to be part of the creative art process. Please come to meet and interact with myself and 40 fellow artists!

The Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, in Phoenix, AZ. For more information call 480-941-1225.

2nd Annual Tubac Paint-Out and Auction January 13, 2007

I managed to complete two pieces, with the one auctioned off titled "See Through" done of a sculpture "Essence" by Delmar Pettigrew viewed through another sculpture called "Story Teller" by David Unger in the Karin Newby Garden. My other painting "Lunch" is available for $200. An extremely large sculpture "Wind River" by Tobey Studios Inc. caught my eye. There were chili peppers hanging near by and the expression on the elk's face reminded me of what one might look like after eating something a bit too hot!

Although the weather was a bit chilly, it was a great time! Many thanks to the Karin Newby Gallery and the Tubac Center of the Arts for their work in making the Paintout and auction a great success.

As part of my participation, two of my painting are hanging in the Mayhew Gallery on Tubac Road. If you get a chance to go to the Tubac Festival of the Arts that runs February 7-11, 2007 stop in and say hello.

Lunch in Tubac