URBAN DESERT

URBAN DESERT: TUCSON CITY SCENES IN OIL

doorway flanked by large cacti, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Doorway flanked by large cacti, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board 100
potted cactus next to doorway, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Potted cactus next to doorway, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
here a cactus, there a cactus, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Here a cactus, there a cactus, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
large cacti on the outskirts of town, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Large cacti on the outskirts of town, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
potted cacti in front of wall, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Potted cacti in front of wall, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
large cactus in front of house, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
SOLD – Large cactus in front of house, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
potted plants behind barred window pane, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Potted plants behind barred window pane, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
group of cacti on a hill, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Group of cacti on a hill, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
painting large tree in front of house art by the fran 2020 visual artist
Large tree in front of house, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
cacti in front of deserted castle, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Cacti in front of deserted castle, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
painting potted cacti in front of house. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Potted cacti in front of house, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
painting large agave in front of house. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
SOLD – Large agave in front of house, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
succulents behind bars. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Succulent behind bars, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
potted cactus in front of wall. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Potted cactus in front of wall, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
large cacti in group formation. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Large cacti in group formation, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
potted cacti in front of green house. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Potted cacti in front of green house, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
potted succulents in front of barred window pane, urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Potted succulents in front of barred window pane, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
large cacti on the outskirts of town. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Large cacti on the outskirts of town, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
three cacti. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Three cacti, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100
potted succulents behind barred window pane. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Potted succulents behind barred window pane, 24 x 30 cm, oil on canvas board €100

WANT TO BUY?

If you’re interested in one of these Tucson urban desert paintings, click on them or check out my How to buy page. You can also contact me or visit my art studio. See you soon!

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

Base layers time lapse
Another time lapse of the base layers
Watch me paint real time: Urban Desert

INSPIRATION FOR THESE URBAN DESERT PAINTINGS

new ink drawings based on photographs by robert de garde
The pictures by Robert de Garde
ink drawings tucson inspired by photographs by Robert de Garde the fran new art 2020
The ink drawings

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?

the paintings with the second layer - tucson series - oil on canvas 2020 the fran visual artist
The paintings with the second layer
my work place in my art studio the fran 2020 visual artist
My work place in my studio

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?

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.