Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Mexico and Arizona Sessions

Getz in Jerome, AZ... The last day in Sedona, I ventured up the road and up a rather steep mountain to the old mountain town of Jerome , AZ, to the Gold King Mine, where an old mountain goat  has gathered  a collection of 100 plus old trucks., cars and numerous ancient power plants, etc... an auto artist's delight!my sketch tells all... the finished study next week, where I will be at Grand Canyon. 
Getz in Sedona...the two page ink sketch took some 25 minutes with 20 minutes for the color washes, what with the air very dry.

Getz in Sedona... Left page of two pager.
old stomping grounds!

Getz... This two pager shows  a view from the front door of my cabin. The light was ideal, bringing out the colors without using much of my 'artist's license'.

Since the Tubac session did not take , place, this presented an opportunity to painting time at Sedona for a short weekend of sketching and painting and then on to Ghost Ranch, one of those places that I have never been able to get to.

Getz in Sedona... This two pager is an example of the delight in creating these mountainscapes.  Let the color go to work.

Getz in Sedona, may 10-13.  First time to Sedona , which usually means  taking a buggy ride to familiarize  myself with the area... no buggy here, but a H3 Hummer would do ... so off into the high reaches of the red rocks surrounding Sedona; VERY rough, to say the least, but certainly got me in the mood!

Getz...  Frequently, I look for an unusual subject, for a  change of pace.  This desert plant seemed just the ticket. 
Getz...   This mountain  changes color dramatically  throughout the day.

This is an illustration for my ad in the upcoming July issue of Southwest. Art Magazine. The old saddle was displayed at one of my stops in Santa Fe and really appealed to me for the color and texture of the aged leather.

Getz...  Fortunately, my thumb didn't get in the way, in getting the study completed.


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