36 x 24 inches Acrylic on canvas
Shinumo Creek is a beautiful spot along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. While on a raft trip through the Canyon, we stopped here to get out and hike along the creek. I thought the picture of my brother-in-law and nephew taking pictures would be a great addition to my series of tourist paintings!
A Different Breed
48 x 60 inches Acrylic on canvas
This large painting shows a modern day rodeo scene. it is a realistic depiction of what you would see if you went to a rodeo anywhere in the Southwest.
Ranger Gene Leads the Foreigners to Betatikin
30 x 22 inches Paper on panel
One of my favorite places is Betatikin National Park in Northern Arizona. When camping there, it's fun to take the ranger guided hike down to one of the ruins. Our ranger, Gene, was quite a character. The tourists on the hike were mostly from foreign countries. I have an ongoing series on Tourists, and this group tickled my sense of humor. I couldn't resist painting them, surrounded by the beautiful cliffs of Betatikin.
Waiting for the Grandchildren
26 x 34 inches Acrylic on canvas
While visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I happened upon a scene of a group of elderly tourists. One couple was taking what looked like a much needed rest, while their grandchildren were climbing on a Do Not Touch sculpture in the adjacent courtyard. I was charmed by the timelessness of the scene and wanted to capture the moment in a painting. The work is painted in acrylic on canvas. The canvas is gallery wrapped and painted on the sides, wired and ready to hang. The buyer could opt to have it framed.
Old Friends Waiting for Their Wives to Finish Shopping, Again
34 x 34 inches Acrylic on canvas
My good friend Peggy is an amazing shopper. She can find the best treasures and makes every shopping spree an adventure. This painting is of our long-suffering husbands waiting outside some shops in Sedona, Arizona, for us to show up. A mixture of annoyance and amusement greeted us when we finally appeared (late as usual).
I liked the way the sun hit the walls and tile floors and bounced off of their shirts. Creating a likeness is always a challenge and I had fun working on capturing these two old friends.
Tourists at the Narrows, Zion National Park
18 x 54 inches Acrylic on canvas
A fairly short hike leads from the parking lot to this beautiful spot, the Narrows of the Virgin River. We were enjoying the wonderful view and the peace and quiet when a bus load of people from New York City arrived on the scene. So much for peace and quiet. I took a bunch of snapshots of the scene and pieced them together to create this painting. It is part of an ongoing series about tourists.
Invasion of Shinumo Creek
24 x 36 inches Acrylic on canvas
During a raft trip through the Grand Canyon, we stopped at this spot with a magnificent waterfall. No sooner did we get out, when another several rafts full of people arrived. Suddenly, it felt more like being at Coney Island than in this pristine spot.