URBAN DESERT

Exotic city scenes for mellow sun lovers. Inspired by the Tucson urban desert.

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, €350
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, €350
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, €350
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, €350
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, €350
large cactus in front of house, oil painting on canvas board by visual artist the fran 2020
Large cactus in front of house, 24 x 30 cm.
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, €350
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, €350
painting large tree in front of house art by the fran 2020 visual artist
Large tree in front of house, 24 x 30 cm, €350
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, €350
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, €350
painting large agave in front of house. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Large agave in front of house, 24 x 30 cm, €350
succulents behind bars. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Succulent behind bars, 24 x 30 cm, €350
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, €350
large cacti in group formation. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Large cacti in group formation, 24 x 30 cm, €350
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, €350
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, €350
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, €350
three cacti. urban desert city scene. the fran 2020 visual artist
Three cacti, 24 x 30 cm, €350
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, €350

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HOW THEY COULD LOOK ON YOUR WALL

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 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.

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Because a love that lasts is a true work of art.

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