Friday, March 28, 2014

Commissioned Still Life

Here's an 8" x 10" still life I just finished for a client
who recently purchased a similar painting from me. 
Today I'm busy working up a painting that I hope will turn
into a large mural on a building In downtown Gilbert. Fingers crossed!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Mural at Page Commons

Here is the beginning of the new 6' x 51' mural in Gilbert.  April 5th
will be the day that members of the Leadership Class work to
fill in some of the painting and plant the vegetables in the raised beds.  Stay tuned!!
It will be fun to see the progression.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

More Photos of Day Trip, March 14th

 Our next stop was at Tumacoacori National Historical Park.
This Mission was established in 1691 and is part of a National Park.
There is a museum on the grounds and many ruins to see. 
We spent much of the day at Tubac.  Tubac is a small village, rich in history,
and today it has over 80 shops and art galleries.  This is a photo
inside Clay Hands.  I had to have a piece of pottery made by one of the
40 artists who sell their work at this shop!  

Day Trip with Dorothy March 14th

I had a terrific day driving south with my friend and good neighbor
Dorothy yesterday.  I took a lot of photos for future paintings. 
 Here are three photos of the San Xavier Mission south of Tucson. 
The mission has such an interesting history
and beautiful artwork..and they make fry bread in the courtyard!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Artists in Action show at the Queen Creek Olive Mill

I hope you can join us for the last of the season's art show at
the Queen Creek Olive Mill.  Many of the artists are going to
be showing the process they use to create their art.  I'm especially
looking forward to demonstrations by the glass and gourd artists.
Since it's the end of the season, I'm trying to make way for
new paintings, so I'll be reducing all of my art by 25% for
Sunday March 16th!   Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Yellow Bird Dancer" Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting by Arizona Artist Mary Opat

"Yellow Bird Dancer" Contemporary Figurative Oil Painting
by Arizona Artist Mary Opat
16" x 20" Oil on Canvas
I took the photograph used as reference for this painting at
the Superstition Mountain Museum where this dancer and his family
were performing.  It was a real treat for me and I hope to
see them perform again soon.  To view more of my
paintings or to purchase, please follow this link:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Casa Grande Fine Art Explosion

Join me and my friends at Casa Grande for the Fine Art Explosion on
March 8th and 9th.  I'm excited to be taking a few brand new paintings
to show (which I'll be photographing and posting soon).  It's been crazy
busy around here with all of the events going on before the summer heat