The Queen of Sedona – my first wildlife pastel

From Sedona, Arizona Pastels, Conte Crayons & Charcoal on Pastelbord – 11×14   Of course, there are no wild lions in Sedona, but here’s a portrait of a lone majesty that was perched upon a rock in the Out of Africa theme park. I was there on a chilly and windy morning during Christmas. With…

Sunset and Serenity

From timeless Sedona Our guide carefully uncovered an ancient Hopi flute from his patterned cloth bag. Mellifluous strains broke the quiet hush of the rocky landscape. Is that what he had meant by ‘conversing’ with Nature? “You can also absorb Earth’s energy through a medicine-wheel ritual,” he intoned. Having driven 300 miles…