Category Archives: Landscapes

Northern Lights Road Trip

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I might have a small obsession with the Northern Lights.  I realized this last week when I heard about the powerful solar storm that happened on the night of March 6th & 7th.  The solar storm produced a coronal mass ejection (CME) which was headed for earth & expected to reach on March 8th.  As soon as I heard about the solar storm, I wanted to drive up as far north as I could get. Continue reading

Red Rock Crossing, Sedona AZ

I think Sedona, AZ is the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to.  Everything about it is just gorgeous.  The energy, the scenery, the people, the weather..  Even the McDonalds is pretty (and no, I didn’t eat there).

The painting I did below is of Cathedral Rock, from a picture I took at Red Rock Crossing.  (I changed the sky a bit though – giving it a stormy look in the distance).  At the time I was there, I had no idea that I was near one of the 4 energy vortexes in Sedona.  I knew something was special about that place.  You can just feel it in your soul.

I’m lucky I was able to get a few pictures because right when I got there, I slipped on a rock & dropped my film camera into the water and some of my photos were destroyed.  Bummer!

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Catch and Release

She caught a great man when he was living, now he has been released to Heaven to rest, but his love will always live on.

In memory of Joe Gray

Original pastel SOLD – 12×18 prints available for $20

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Monsoon in the Distance ~ Pastel

This is a painting I did a few years ago.  It may look familiar to some of you because the picture is from one of my earlier posts Monsoon Season.

I just discovered fineartamerica.com and I’m hoping it can help with my sales.  Well, I didn’t discover it, but my cousin told me about it.  :)  I think it’s neat that you can buy greeting cards, or even a canvas print through this website.  There is a nice variety of sizes, framing, matting, etc.

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The Wolf & The Comet

The Wolf & The Comet

12×18 pastel on Wallis paper

Matted & Framed

$100 – free shipping within the United States

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Almost to Flagstaff ~ A wintery storm ahead

Driving down to Flagstaff from the Grand Canyon.  What a site.

This is a painting from a photo I took.

12×18 pastel on Wallis paper

Matted & Framed

$100 – Free shipping within United States

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Monsoon Season

One thing I miss about living in Arizona is the summer thunderstorms that happened frequently in the afternoons (also known as monsoons).  I lived in Mesa for a while and it seemed that almost every afternoon I’d get off work & as soon as I parked it would start to rain as I ran (or sometimes walked) to my apartment.  It was nice that I could cool off from a long hot ride home since I didn’t have air conditioning in my car.  The water in the pool was way to hot to cool off in, so  I would just sit out on my balcony watching the storm roll in,  getting misted by the huge pellets of rain crashing on the handrail of the balcony.  Or sometimes it would even rain sideways.  I LOVE thunderstorms..

As my parting gift, Arizona gave me one last beautiful storm to capture on film.  I took this photo on my last day in Arizona driving back to Illinois.  As I was looking for somewhere to pull over with some sort of foreground I came across this tiny pond (or puddle?) and these weird little desert trees.

This was taken just east of Flagstaff on a road near the Meteor Crater.   If anyone has driven I-40 you should know what I’m talking about.

Sunset over Lake

Original Pastel SOLD but I do have prints available

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Arizona Sky

This is the sunset from my 1st day officially living in Arizona.  I had just crossed the Arizona border & decided to get off the highway & take a scenic route to get some photos.  Below is a photo I used for the sky in my painting.  I changed the plant in the foreground though.

 

Original Pastel Gifted to my mommy but I do have prints available

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Sunset over Alum Creek Lake, OH

The name is just a little contradicting don’t you think?  Is it a creek?  Is it a lake?  :)   Anyways, I spent my birthday weekend visiting my cousin in Ohio & she took us out on the boat for the day.  I took this photo on my birthday at sunset.  What a beautiful birthday gift from nature.  Thankfully the lake was pretty calm since I took this photo from the boat.  It may look a little crooked, but hey…I’m no pro ; )

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