Acrylic on gessoboard - 12 x 9 in - 2013
I was initially interested in the patterns the shadows formed on the top of this single, ripe tomato, but I soon found I was almost as interested in the broken branch nearby. So, I included them both in the painting to give a better sense of the life of the plant.
I painted them with vivid acrylics on gesso board. To bring out their liveliness and emphasize the shadows, I kept the background white and deepened the colors of the shadows.
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...
A windy dawn in the desert inspired this painting of a cholla cactus. In addition to the early morning colors, I used crackle medium, acrylic paint, and dried paint pieces...
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...