URBAN DESERT: TUCSON CITY SCENES IN OIL
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Please note that at the moment of making this page (July 2020) these paintings are still drying, so I can’t ship them right away. Even so, of course you can contact me if you want me to reserve one or more for you!
URBAN DESERT IN THE MAKING
INSPIRATION FOR THESE URBAN DESERT PAINTINGS
My friend Robert de Garde travels the whole wide world and makes the most wonderful pictures. His exotic city scenes of Tucson immediately caught my eye. I asked if I could paint his compositions. He agreed and here we are!
First I made Tucson ink drawings, you can check them out here. Then I started with the base layers on canvas boards. After that I added the second layer, of which I made some time lapse video. You can watch them here.
Last week I added the final layer and there you have it: twenty urban desert city scenes ready for you to explore. Discover potted cacti in front of coloured houses, flowering succulents behind barred window panes and large cacti in group formation on the outskirts of town. Which one is your favourite?
SPECS OF THESE URBAN DESERT PAINTINGS
This Tucson series consists of 20 canvas boards that measure 24 x 30 cm. They are available for purchase as part of the Artist Support Pledge, for €100 a piece. They come unframed ensuring you will have maximum opportunity to place them wherever you like.
A canvas board?
A canvas board is a piece of firm cardboard lined (or stretched) with cotton canvas. Canvas boards are very thin compared to stretch canvasses on wooden frames and wooden panels. Compared to paper, canvas boards have a heavier quality, so they can stand upward by themselves. This makes the artworks flexible: you don’t have to frame or hang them if you don’t want to. You can just place them on your cupboard or windowsill. And move them very easily.
I found these playful city scenes just perfect on small canvas boards.
MORE TUCSON INSPIRED ART
If you like these paintings be sure to check out the Tucson ink drawings. They are artworks in their own right but also served as study for these paintings.