Southwest Landscape Painting: Magical

$1,800.00

Acrylic on Oak Panel Box, 48 x 36 x 3 inches.
From the Painting Series: Expanding Possibilities — Landscapes of Oracle, Arizona

This southwestern landscape acrylic painting of Oracle, Arizona features a double rainbow sitting at the base of the brown mountains high above a house tucked away far into the desert landscape. The bold sky is painted in peach, purple, and blue. Prickly pear cactus in the immediate foreground are celebrating this wondrous event and seem to be inviting the viewer to look at the awesome color spectacle in the sky above them.

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Magical 48 x 36 x 3 inches Acrylic on Wood Copyright 2007 Mary Gravelle southwest landscape painting

Magical
48 x 36 x 3 inches
Acrylic on Wood
Copyright 2007 Mary Gravelle

This Southwest landscape painting is a real scene I encountered in Oracle, Arizona. A friend was visiting where I was staying at the time. A double rainbow appeared. I could see the whole thing. It was sitting in front the mountain! I was mesmerized. Rainbows are magical, always cause for celebration in my life. What better way to celebrate than to paint it?

I remember as a little girl, whenever I would see a rainbow, I would run as far as I could to get to the end of the rainbow in hopes of seeing the pot of gold. Of course, I never made it. Perhaps, if I had run to the end of this rainbow, I might have found the pot of gold. It seemed that close.

In the forefront are prickly pear cactus. People here like to make jelly from their flesh. 

The building is a workshop where an artist made things from steel. 

All in all, this was a glorious scene. It was one of my first encounters with the desert. I had just purchased a digital camera. I ran all over that property taking photos. I even climbed to the top of the house so I could get closer views of the sunsets. They were amazing.

Mary Rae Rush with her paintings: Paradise, shown on the right and Magical on the left. Now showing at Premiere Title Agency 1835 W. State Road 89A, Suite 1, Sedona, 86336 ph. 928.282.1176 southwestern landscape painting acrylic on wood

Mary Rae Rush with her paintings: Paradise, shown on the right and Magical on the left.
Now showing at
Premiere Title Agency
1835 W. State Road 89A, Suite 1, Sedona, 86336
ph. 928.282.1176

I constructed the box for this painting out of oak panel and birch frame. It sticks out from the wall about 3 inches giving it a heavy, bold presentation. It will add a lift of brightness and cheer to any room. It’s a handsome piece.

I wasn’t going to paint the 2nd rainbow. I awoke the morning after I thought it was completed. There was a perfect arch of light bent in the form of the 2nd rainbow. How could I not take that as a sign to paint the 2nd rainbow?

Paintings Magical (Right) and Paradise (Left) Now showing at Premier Title Agency 1835 W State Road 89A, STE 1 Sedona, AZ 86336 ph. (928) 282-1176 southwest landscape painting

Paintings Magical (Right) and Paradise (Left)
Now showing at
Premier Title Agency
1835 W State Road 89A, STE 1
Sedona, AZ 86336
ph. (928) 282-1176

 

Magical is painted around all 4 sides of the back frame. Shown here is the left side. Now showing at Premier Title Agency 1835 W State Road 89A, STE 1 Sedona, AZ 86336 ph. (928) 282-1176

Magical is painted around all 4 sides of the back frame. Shown here is the left side.
Now showing at
Premier Title Agency
1835 W State Road 89A, STE 1
Sedona, AZ 86336
ph. (928) 282-1176

Magical is painted around all 4 sides of the back frame. Shown here is the righ side. Now showing at Premier Title Agency 1835 W State Road 89A, STE 1 Sedona, AZ 86336 ph. (928) 282-1176

Magical is painted around all 4 sides of the back frame. Shown here is the righ side.
Now showing at
Premier Title Agency
1835 W State Road 89A, STE 1
Sedona, AZ 86336
ph. (928) 282-1176

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 48 x 36 x 3 in

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