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A Successful Studio Tour weekend

The annual Prescott Area Studio Tour was held the first weekend of October 2019. This was my sixth studio tour and much stress went into planning. I decided to set up in the back workshop space of my long-time place of employment at The Frame & I. The woodshop space has a separate entrance that can be propped open for …

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Fall Colors at Lockett Meadow

We can’t miss our annual trip to Lockett Meadow and hike the Inner Basin Trail, well, because this kind of trip first started 14 years ago when I proposed to my then girlfriend and now wife. So, it’s a special time to see the fall colors to remember that special day and to watch our kids revel in the vibrancy …

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Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour October 4-6, 2019

Welcome to the Prescott Area Artist Studio Tour to be held October 4-6, 2019. This will be my 6th year participating in this great event. This is a wonderful opportunity to see artists’ in their natural habitat, except for me. I will be setting up a studio for the weekend in downtown Prescott, at 105 S. Granite Street, right behind …

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Plein Air Oil Painting

Painting outdoors, on location, is called painting Plein Air. This is not as easy as it looks. It is lots of fun! Getting outside and painting what you see right in front of you is exhilarating and challenging. The challenge is the weather, the changing light, bugs, and choosing what to paint. In a photograph, we can easily choose to …

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An Award Winning Phippen Show

This years Phippen Museum Art Show was an award winning success! For the first time, I was juried in to show acrylics alongside my oils. This was my 8th show and I always enter my favorite piece for judging. Thanks to the judges, this year my acrylic painting “Autumn Glow” won 3rd place! The weekend went well, although the windy …

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Upcoming Phippen Show in Downtown Prescott May 25-27, 2019

The 45th Annual Western Show and Sale will take place May 25-27, 2019 at the courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott, AZ. This show is open to all and is a wonderful display showcasing the best fine art show of the year for Prescott. For the first time ever, I will be showing acrylic paintings along with oils for my 7th …

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Spring Poppies near Bartlett Lake, AZ

A wet winter in the desert equals a chance for spring blooms. We ventured down to Bartlett Lake early March to take in this year’s “super bloom.” Just a couple weeks prior, this area saw a foot of snow and now Bartlett Lake was filling up quickly from snow melt in the mountain country. The drive from Scottsdale to Bartlett …

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New Oak Creek Oil Paintings

Oak Creek Canyon just north of Sedona, AZ is a special place for me. I remember going there with friends to cool off on hot summer days. Later, I came to enjoy the unique landscape for it’s clear reflective waters and the lush vegetation in this amazing red rock country. Last summer, we camped a couple days at the Cave …

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Spring Runoff at Granite Basin Lake

A wet winter in the Prescott area really created a show! As snow melted and the creeks began to run, the reservoirs overflowed. Granite Basin Lake was no exception as this small lake filled to the brim and began a cascade of water over the dam. Using a tripod and doing some timed exposures allowed for some fun captures of …

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Aspen Creek – a Glorious Array of Autum Colors

Something about our Autumn in Arizona this year is making for an exciting season. Perhaps, our wet summer rains (the monsoons) assisted in this or perhaps this extended pleasant weather has kept the leaves hanging on. Whatever the reason, I was ready to get a dose of gold. It is late October when we recently took a short jaunt from …