New Work for Monsoon Show at Raices Taller.

I created two new paintings for a show this past week. They will be on display at the Raices Taller Gallery and Workshop show, Aguas Sagradas (Sacred Waters). The reception is Saturday, July 2, 2016. This is their annual tribute to the monsoon season in Tucson, Arizona. It always attracts a sizeable collection of artists, and draws a big crowd for the opening reception.

The theme, Sacred Waters, can mean anything. I sometimes like to have a theme from which to work, but it can be a challenge to find something within that framework, because it can be so open to interpretation. That’s a good and a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. That is where creativity comes into play. I don’t do landscapes often, and can’t think of the last time I created one. I thought I’d go ahead and try a couple of landscapes and see what could come of it, and was happy with the results.

Harrison Road on a Monsoon Evening in Tucson

Harrison Road on a Monsoon Evening in Tucson. Acrylic on canvas. 2016.

Distant Storm in the Desert

Distant Storm in the Desert. Acrylic on canvas. 2016.