Bisbee Plein Air Fest 2019

Paintings from the Bisbee Plein Air Fest in October 2019. Always a nice event! So many great subjects to paint, wonderful history, awesome people. Painted three that I liked. Thank you, Central School Project and everyone who makes this event happen.

Only the mine headframe painting, “What’s Above What’s Below,” is still available!

Each year the authenticating stamp changes to signify that each piece is created on site during the allowed time. I always ask for it on the front of my paper so it’s visible. It’s a fun reminder of which event a piece is created. This year it’s a little bird. 

Bisbee Plein Air Festival 2015

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Clawson Dawn

Enjoyed a fun Bisbee After 5 Plein Air Festival. Earned second prize AND sold the art! I forgot to photograph it before framing. Glass makes photos impossible. Here’s a salvaged version. A moody view down Clawson Ave. at sunrise with street lights on. See the little skeleton in lower left? It’s the stamp to confirm the art was completed during the festival. Usually it’s on the back of a canvas, but I thought it would be fun on front!


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Eleven o’Clock, Bisbee

This one is an abandoned shack above our accommodations. Someone had definitely started renovations. A favorite thing about this shack is the satellite dish on the other side of the building!


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Path and Pot

pathway and potPainted at Agua Linda Farm in Amado this spring (2015).  Too many great subjects to choose from: mountains, flowers, goats and more. The flowers won out this time.

Bisbee Morning

bisbee morningEarly morning light on the boxy forms of houses contrasted with the shadowed hills beyond. The empty street defines the quiet.

Painting with Tucson Plein Air Painters on Mt. Lemmon

russ, laurie, joyceCold! And constantly changing light made this a tough day to paint. It was just amazing to be out, though. This cool in MAY is a treat. Thanks to Russ Recchion for being the demo artist for the day. This was the last paint out of the year for TPAPS. The next season begins in October, so watch the site for the new schedule.

Looking for folks to host paint outs at your favorite site, so let me know. It’s pretty easy, put up signs, get people to sign in and take a couple of snapshots for Facebook. Paint in between. What’s your fave place that you would share with kindred souls?

November Ranch

November Ranch smallFinally now able to upload new images. A little black magic by my hosting provider should let me add new posts. Fingers crossed.

This plein air painting was accepted into the Empire 100 show; see all the paintings in the show here.

I am honored to be in such good company.