Breakfast in Tempe
This piece is so old it may have been painted in the 70's. When I started painting full time my two boys were in grade school. I thought that living in Arizona I had to paint Southwestern Images to make a living and support my family.
I frequent the Art Galleries in Scottsdale and was not a fan of the Southwest art at the time. Boring paintings of Pottery and Cowboys and Indians with little use of color. I wanted to paint something more contemporary and vibrant. This was the Venetian blind in the kitchen of our first home. The sun would come up in the morning and blast into the kitchen with the cactus shadow cast on the blind. The colors were cool and my brush skills were weak. I sold this painting at an auction and sometime later it was resold. These early paintings were only a few hundred dollars at the time. This is one of the few that I'd like to have back in my collection.
The Original Painting is lost in AZ somewhere.