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Project Update: A tribute to Phoenix mountains.

I’m running behind. I finished Superstition Mountain then 80 million things happened. Ok. Ok. Not 80 million, only 30 million. I will not post the paintings until all four are finished. Do you want to see ┬áSuperstition Mountain? Then join me at Village Coffee Roastery this Saturday about 9:ooam. ( 8120 Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona). Until Saturday, enjoy this sunset scene from Ironwood National Monument in Northwest of Tucson. This trip was with some artist friends from Jerome in 2004. I have been coming here since 1971 and have spent one-hundred or more days and nights in this area. This trip was memorable for the number of young desert tortoises. I counted about six. That is six more than I’ve seen here, ever. Wonderful news. I also met one rather upset diamondback rattlesnake. I inquired as to the reason for his or her problem, but an answer was not forthcoming.

Sunset over Ironwood National Monument (oil, 7x5in, 2010)
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Doing the local scene near Scottsdale

Thompson Peak near sunset. Northeast of Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s about 4,000ft (1,200m). This view is near my house. The map shows a jeep trail up the back side. Sounds like it’s time for a road trip. Many of these old roads are closed or blocked these days. I might have to go open it. Fun! Stay tuned.

Thompson Peak (watercolor, 5x3in, 2011)