Archive for the ‘Painting’ Tag

Prickly Pear Blossom On A Morning Walk   Leave a comment

Prickly Pear Blossom-1263 art blogPrickly Pear Blossom — Painting by kenne

“. . . the truth is that as soon as you start walking,

all that noise, all those rumours, fade out.

What’s new? Nothing:

the calm eternity of things, endlessly renewed.”

— Frédéric Gros

The Mohave Desert Joshua Tree   Leave a comment

joshua tree (1 of 1)-7_art II blogJoshua Tree Painting — Images by kenne

There’s a section of Highway 93
between Wikieup to Wickenburg —
Joshua Forest Scenic Road.
California has its National Park,
Arizona has its Scenic Road.

This narrow,
hilly  two-lane road
is part of our route
to Las Vegas
and Zion National Park
from Tucson.

It’s not easy to stop to take
snapshots of these majestic yuccas —
no shoulders and only an occasional
ranch road that sneaks-up on you
while being pushed by speeding drivers
trying to pass you.

On a recent drive
we were able to pull-off
to the fence-line
where others had done the same
leaving behind trashed beer cans —
what a paradox.

 The splendor of the Joshua tree
is as unique and identifiable to the
Mohave Desert
as the majestic saguaro cactus
is to the
Sonoran Desert.

— kenne

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Capturing The Moment — Artist In Sabino Canyon   Leave a comment

Artist In The Desert (1 of 1) 2x3 art_edit framed blogArtist In Sabino Canyon — Computer Painting by kenne

Photo to painting

Artist painting in the wild

Wild inspiration.

— kenne

De Grazia — The Man Was In The Grove   1 comment

DeGrozia GalleryDe Grazia Gallery In The Sun, Tucson

One of my favorite places in Tucson is the De Grazia Gallery In The Sun — I go there every chance I get to learn about and admire the work of Ted De Grazia. The gallery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and houses six permanent collections of paintings that  trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest.

Having just learned of a new book, De Grazia – The Man and Myths, by James W. Johnson and Marilyn D. Johnson, I’m eager to buy it and learn more about De Grazia. In the following video, the authors talk about the making of their book.

Janie & David VisitFamily Visiting the Gallery While In Tucson

The Gallery In The Sun is a must stop for family and friends visiting us here in Tucson. 

DeGrozia GalleryOne of my favorite Ted DeGrazia paintings — Tambolero

De Grazia’s art work overshadows his skills as a musician and composer. A trumpeter, De Grazia had a “big band” orchestra during the 1930’s, which help pay his tuition at the University of Arizona where he earned a Master of Arts with his thesis, “Art and its Relation to Music in Music Education.” One of my favorite De Grazia painting is that of a drummer, “Tambolero,” which brings to mind Steve Gadd, one of the most well-known and highly regarded session and studio drummers in the industry. If you like big band jazz, you will love the following video, Steve Gadd & The Buddy Rich Big Band: Basically Blue.

Message In A Rainbow   Leave a comment

Message In a Rainbow — Image by kenne

Nature sends

A message in a rainbow

Containing the word.

 

We search for the word,

Not knowing it exist in

Our very being.

 

A rainbow’s message

Is found in the journey,

Not the search.

— kenne

Losing Count . . .   Leave a comment

Golden columbine (1 of 1) art_II. blogGolden Columbine — Computer Painting by kenne

Lost in the numbers
The count of these columbine
I have photographed.

Don’t really care
They never all look alike,
Each has character.

Golden columbine
Are always very special,
Being different.

A moment in time
Will never repeat itself,
Look for the contrast.

Time, light and darkness
Create new moments to love,
Capture each moment.

Creativity
Will teach you to live somewhere
Between each moment.

Stay in the moment
And you become imprisoned
In your own being.

In photography
Each moment is connected,
Yet disconnected.

An artist chooses
To capture and/or create
Images to view.

A moment captured
Will never be viewed the same,
So get use to it!

— kenne

 

 

Peace Struggles   1 comment

Patio August 2010Peace Struggles — Image by kenne

Doves of peace struggle

In the branches of terror

Money buying fear.

— kenne

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