This Land is My Land

This Land is My Land


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sedona Celebration - New Sunset - New Year

Yo Blog Friends,

Missing my Arizona again - this happens around the holidays :>)

Sedona is a mystical and magical place - so very much beauty to be seen and found.

This is my tribute to Sedona and its beautiful and breath taking sunsets - painted alla prima in a loose painterly style

12 x 20
Sedona Celebration - New Sunset - New Year

Hope you folks enjoy this and I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!
See Ya'll next year.

JR     :>)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Hello Blog Buddies


Well I'm ready to start posting some paintings again.  I woke up this morning with a tune in my head - singing the words "This land is my land".  I took this as a sign and this morning I did a painting which represents the meaning of these words to me.

As most of you know we lived in Arizona for 7 years and New Mexico for 5 years and I have to say the I'm a big fan of the Southwest desert.

This painting is 10 x 20 on heavy linen paper using professional acrylic paints.  The painting does have texture to it as part of it is done using special brushes I developed which I call "palette brushes".
I use these brushes as one would use a palette knife.

Bright, bold southwest colors are used throughout the painting depicting the desert setting sun.

This painting can be found on my  ETSY STORE

Hope you enjoy.

JR         :>)

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all my artist friends, art followers, and RV friends.  Starting the first of the New Year I will be posting new paintings again.  I took sort of a blog break to promote my ETSY site and the publication of our RV book.  Both of these ventures proved to be worth the effort as painting sales and book sales have increased over the Christmas Holiday and for that I say thank you!

I wish you all the very best for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

JR       :>)