While on the Artist Ride in South Dakota, I saw this your boy standing with his lamb. He seemed so proud of his catch that I had to take a picture of them for a painting. I wondered if he was practicing for a future event in Rodeo. 

Oil on panel    16 x 20

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The Native crafts in this painting are an illustration of the skillfulness of the Native American people.  The ability to fashion beautiful and functional tools can be seen in each of these items.  The Navajo is represented by the rug and pots.  The Hopi by the bracelet and squash blossom and the Lakota by the moccasins.

Oil on canvas     9 x 12

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While rummaging through old pictures, I found the eagle pictures that I had taken while in Canada several years ago.  In one  of the pictures, an eagle with outstretched wings was landing in his nest while his mate and their eaglets looked on.  I felt inspired when a friend suggested an American flag be part of the picture.  With guidance from above, I set out to create a painting to honor all those who are serving and have served our country in the protection of our precious freedoms.

Oil on canvas     30 x 40

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This painting is of an old abandoned truck in Northern Arizona.  It was stuck in the mud with no capacity to make it up the steep hill that lay ahead.  It reminded me of a poem by Robert Frost entitled "The Road Not Taken".  The poem begins with these two lines:  "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both".....and ends with these lines:  "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference".  This truck represents both the beginning and the end of the poem and it is up to the viewer's imagination for the story in between.

Oil on canvas     11 x 14

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I painted this picture using a different perspective and landscape of the old abandoned truck I found in Northern Arizona.  It was in the summer during the  monsoon season and the truck was mired in the wet desert clay.  There seemed to be little hope in retrieving it until the ground dried up.  I was intrigued by the sight of it.  Who left it? Where were they going? How long had it been there and when were they going to come back for it?  The history of this old classic truck is as unknown as it's future.

Oil on canvas     16 x 20

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The photograph for this painting was taken on a cool, early spring day along the Verde river, located not far from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix.   It was a beautiful, calm day and the wild horses of the Verde River were grazing quietly.  What a great day to be out in nature. It is times like these when I appreciate the desert and all it has to offer.

Oil on canvas     14 x 18

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Sedona is one of the most beautiful places in Arizona and possibly in the world.  It is an international destination for many world travelers.  I love to explore the back roads because the scenery is always stirring to my soul.  This scene was so spiritual, serene, and spectacular for me that I wanted to share it on canvas.

Oil on canvas     18 x 24

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Keeping Watch is a combination of two photos, both taken with in seconds of each other when I visited Whistler, Canada on a 4 wheel driving tour.  In the first picture, the parent eagles were busy tending to their nest and the eaglets were almost not visible.  In another picture, one of the babies decided to look and check out the world around them while the other chick was satisfied to only peek out from the nest.

Oil on canvas    16 x 20

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One of the delightful surprises of the desert in the spring are the blossoms of the cactus.  I captured the picture for the painting at the Usery Mountain Regional Park in Maricopa County.  The park is located east of Phoenix and at the western end of the Goldfield Mountains.  The area is a part of the lower Sonoran Desert and has a large variety of plants and animals that call it home.

Oil on canvas    18 x 24

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While on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona, I have had the honor of attending various ceremonies and celebrations. This paining is from one of the many photographs I have taken.  The three elderly ladies were taking part in a social dance.  I was fascinated with their attire, the jewelry, and the drums.  It was a wonderful experience.

Oil on canvas     16 x 12

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On one of my traveling adventures, I drove through Bryce Canyon National Park.  This painting is from one of the photos of this beautiful and rugged area.  It was midafternoon and the shadows were creeping up the walls of the rocks.  The contrast of rocks in the shade with those in the sunlight was breathtaking.  It gave me the feeling of being in a very secret place.

Oil on canvas     20 x 24

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