Sunday, February 7, 2010

Clouds Over Spur Cross

Clouds over Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area cast deep blue-violet shadows accentuating the contours of distant heights. The saguaro studded hills are what qualify this wilderness to be called a forest, the Tonto National Forest. Standing here on the trails of the Desert Foothills Land Trust in Cave Creek, it's easy to appreciate the beauty of this corner of the Sonoran Desert.
- Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at: nb@nboudreau.com

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Cave Creek Clouds

Clouds over Cave Creek, Arizona in winter, a week after heavy rains had caused the creek to rise as much as twelve feet above normal. Trees, cactus, grass and rocks were torn up and washed downstream, leaving rafts of shredded debris to be caught up in the sturdy branches of cottonwood trees ten feet off the ground - tinder for future fire. This scene is along the trails of Jewel of the Creek, part of the Desert Foothills Land Trust, just south of Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. - Nancy Boudreau

This painting is about 5" x 7" acrylic on gessoed mat board, protected in a cream-colored mat. As with all these little studies, the text above is handwritten on the back of the painting, which is also signed and dated. For comments and queries, please feel free to contact me directly at: nb@nboudreau.com

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