Thinking of Tucson, Oil on Linen, 9x12

Thinking of Tucson

Tucson may be on your mind, too.

I was there just a few months ago for a workshop with Colley Whisson. The recent tragedy got me thinking about the town, so I started looking through reference photos, to see if I could find a way to express in my painting how I felt. Like sunrise or sunset, the event appears to be a kind of turning point. My personal hope is that it’s the sunset of an era of vitriolic political speech, or the sunrise of a new awareness. That’s what I like about painting this time of day: you don’t really know whether it’s sunrise or sunset, it’s up to you.

In any case, my heart is in Tucson, wishing the families of those effected the best hope has to offer.

Thinking of Tucson, Oil on Linen, 9x12
Thinking of Tucson, Oil on Linen, 9x12

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