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Precious Desert Oasis
The 2020 - 2021 drought here in Arizona has finally broken. Here, I imagine the joy of the tiniest creatures to finding the first raindrops, their tiny oasis. I used Derwent Inktense pencil and Tsukineko ink to create the water drops. 27 inches wide x 41 inches long July 2021 Photo by Stacie Moats $800
The Drought Breaks
Another in my series on ants. I imagine the joy of the tiniest creatures to finding the first raindrops, their tiny oasis. I used Derwent Inktense pencil and Tsukineko ink to create the water drops. 20 inches wide x 29 inches long August 2021 Photo by Stacie Moats On loan to 4 Common Corners group.
This piece is another example of my series on the Giant Desert Centipede. I have to admit I am fascinated by these frightening, beautiful, sinuous creatures that are part of our Bisbee wildlife. Photo by Stacie Moats. 19 inches wide x 50 inches long. June, 2019. Sold to a private collector.
During one of our visits to Bisbee, a large desert lizard would sun himself on a brick wall every morning. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 31 inches x 31 inches July 2018 $800
A Fine Kettle of Turkey Vultures
Turkey Vultures are a familiar sight in southeastern Arizona. They rise in the slightest updraft in large flocks (called a kettle of vultures). Although their habit of eating carrion appears unseemly, their graceful glide high in the atmosphere is breathtaking. Photo by Stacie Moats. 35 inches wide x 59 inches long. May, 2019 In my personal collection.
Breaking the Surface
This was a pond scene from the Denver Botanical Garden. For the background, I experimented with acrylic paint on silk. The pond lily leaf is painted interfacing. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth. 34 inches wide x 50 inches long. June, 2018. Sold to a private collector.
During my strolls around my home town to Bisbee, Arizona, the sight of these Giant Desert Centipedes is a common one. They can grow to 12 inches long! After overcoming my fright, I can then appreciate their special beauty. Photo by Stacie Moats. 20 inches wide x 30 inches long. March, 2020. On loan to 4 Common Corners group.
Mr. Squirrel is Guarding the Hen House
I found this little squirrel with the impossibly long tail during a sightseeing trip to Golden, Colorado. He was stationed on the chicken wire above a coop, stealing a meal. Photo by Mark Hollingsworth 35 inches wide x 65 inches long May 2018 On Loan to 4 Common Corners group.
Bosque Pond #2
Canadian Geese frequent many of the ponds along the banks of the Rio Grande River. I found these at the Rio Grande Nature Center. 32 inches wide x 48 inches long August, 2018 $800
There is a small pond by the banks of the Rio Grande where Red Slider turtles live. I found these lazing in the sun at the Rio Grande Nature Center. 32 inches wide x 48 inches long June, 2017 Sold to a private collector.
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