Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hidden Doorway

On a side street in Tucson's old section, El Presidio, I found a doorway to a home that was set back from the street with no walkway leading to it. Apparently another entrance is used, because lights were on in the home. It looked like a cool refuge from the hot midday sun. 20" x 16" acrylic painting, # 5 in a doorway series.

Purple Doorway, Tucson

This is another of Tucson's intriguing doorways in the old section called El Presidio, founded by the Spaniards before England sent settlers to the east coast. The once-walled settlement is in the shadows of Tucson's modern "skyscrapers." 20" x 16" acrylic painting.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Presidio Pink Door

This doorway is also in the El Presidio section of Tucson, and is one of many there which are very colorful. I painted it in acrylic on a 20" x 16" canvas board from one of the many photos I went back recently to take. I wanted to bring a little bit of southern Arizona's warm March sunshine home.

Welcome Home

I painted this unusual doorway from a photo I took in El Presidio, the restored, old section of Tucson, Arizona, using acrylic heavy body paints on a 16" x 12" canvas board. This approximately four-square-block area of Tucson is a delightful place for a stroll, and has been beautifully and colorfully restored.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The entrance to this charming small home (casita) caught my attentiom during a visit to Tucson, AZ last winter. I brought the memory home via several photos and later painted it in acrylic on an 14" x 11" canvas board.