Acrylic on canvas - 30 x 10 in - 2013
Contrary to what you might think, tomatoes grow wonderfully in the high desert- if watered and fertilized. Unfortunately, the growing season is short, and the animals enjoy them almost as much as I do! So, we’ve been growing them in a greenhouse for the last few years.
Here, I continued my exploration of their vigorous summer growth using acrylic on canvas. In contrast to “Tomatoes 1”, I worked in a faster, looser style, focusing on the forms of the fruit and leaves and the energy of the plant.
Cholla cacti blooming in the high desert of New Mexico are a delightful sight! I enjoyed capturing the rhythm and liveliness of their colors in this piece. It is 24...
Acrylic on canvas - 24 x 30 in - 2016 In this piece, I tried a new approach to depicting my beloved prickly pear cacti, likely inspired by the fact that these didn’t grow near my...
Acrylic on gessoboard - 12 x 16 in - 2014 I was surprised when our crabapple and apple trees self-hybridized. Did you know that they are able do that? I didn’t until...