Studio 365: Day 110


A treasure in Owl Canyon

Who would have thought it could get any better, but today was another magical day with unforgettable visits to Owl, Rattlesnake and Upper Antelope Canyons. Here are a selection of more amazing images to share with you, and many thanks for all your comments and visits.

The feather from a great horned owl from our visit to Owl Canyon will indeed be the treasure of the trip. It will take pride of place in the studio back home and I can’t wait to use it for more pen and ink drawings.  I did ask our Navajo guide Kim, from Adventurous Antelope Canyon Tours, if I could keep the feather and she very graciously gave her permission. Thank you Kim for a day we will never forget.

Feather ii

On to Bryce Canyon tomorrow.

Studio 365: Day 109


Lower Antelope Canyon 19.4.15 What a day!


Hard to find the right words to describe this natural wonder so let me share my photos with you and let them do it for me.

Thank you to Ken’s Tours for an unforgettable day.


Upper Antelope Canyon tomorrow.

Studio 365: Day 108

En route from Scottsdale to Page we stopped off at Arcosanti…”an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability.” to quote their home page. Enjoy the slideshow and visit their site to learn more about its history and the science or Arcology.

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Antelope Canyon tomorrow.

Studio 365: Day 107

Day 107

After sunset on the McDowell Sonoran Reserve in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Inspired by Laura Mackay’s Painted Saguaro and Desert Flower. Thanks Laura for sending us here today.

Day 107 iv

Just made it as the sun was setting.

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On to Page and Antelope Canyon tomorrow.

Studio 365: Day 106


Today’s painting from the studio is in anticipation of our trip to Arizona, Utah and Nevada. We leave tomorrow for Phoenix, which means Studio 365 will be on the road for the next ten days.  In order to keep to my goal of a post from the studio each day throughout the year I am designating my laptop and camera my mobile studio until we return on the 27th.  Nothing like a trip however to make you tidy up before leaving!

Day 106

A little about today’s painting: acrylic and plaster on canvas 78″ x 64″. Once the plaster was dry the rock faces were created with a combination of sandpaper, chisels (my late father’s) and a little imagination.

Petal Power

Today was the last day of the tulip festival in Agassiz, British Columbia, Tulips of the Valley.
I hope you enjoy this slideshow of some of the pictures from our visit on Easter Monday.

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