Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cleaned a path to computer

That would be funny if it were not true! Cleaning my room while rocking to the 80s on Pandora and scanning a backlog of paintings. These iris grew in my backyard this past February, immortalized them. This is a night painting, my first. Downtown Tucson around the corner from El Charro, the oldest family owned restaurant in town. We take guests there often. This is a pair of chamois gloves fro the estate of Johnny and Pearle Gibson. Johnny Gibson is an Arizona Icon, was Mr Arizona in1950 (weight lifting). He fought The Battle of the Bulge and the Invasion of Normany. He maintained a barber shop in Downtown Tucson for decades. His weight lifting equipment manufacturing store is now the location of "The Artist's Studio" where I go figure drawing sometimes. Pearle was quite the crafter and had rooms of material and yarn and what not. I exercised control in the face of my own future.

Gail and I made a new friend , Heather, from British Columbia, She went painting with us several days and wanted this painting as a souvenir of a morning in Sabino Canyon.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Checking in!

Busy year so far, was sick enough to appreciate health again.
Been drawing with my students at the zoo. museums and fancy shopping plazas.
Had a friend come down from British Columbia visit. We painted in Sabino Canyon two days.

Here is a sunset from my front yard!