In the mid 1980's, I spent a significant amount of time along the banks of the Verde River, northeast of Phoenix, Arizona. It was a great place to fish, to hike, to explore, to shoot, to take pictures, to swim, to skinnydip, to meet new people, to romp, to play ... to escape.
Last I checked, this tree is still standing. Take the Pinnacle Peak Rd. out and head far east. When the road dead ends, turn left onto what was - and probably still is - a dirt road. After a mile or two, the road spills out onto a scene much like what is depicted here.
I have taken some artistic liberties with the layout of the riverbank and the foliage, but the tree should be instantly recognizable.
This print is sure to be significant as it is the first print ever in which I've completely abandoned my customary style to experiment with new techniques. That, and I've never done a landscape print before. To date, this is my second best-selling reprint.
Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches
Media: Pen and ink
NOTE (applies only to reprints): You are purchasing a professionally reprinted poster of an original art piece. A matte and frame is not included - that is an individual choice to be made by the purchaser.
Any watermarks visible in the gallery photos have been digitally added to protect the online images; the watermarks are not part of the original or reprinted art pieces.
Technical pens were the mainstay of the designer and illustrator's craft before the development of computer graphics. Now, many art enthusiasts are rediscovering the technical pen because its handiwork stands out almost magically against the bland precision of computer rendered graphics. My work has always been produced with the best technical pens and durable India inks available. The original artwork is reproduced on executive-grade 80 lb. Solutions Cover Cerrea white stock - an exacting paper grade known for precise reproduction values, and stability when framed. The canvas size of this reprint is 11x17 inches. On that, the art occupies 12x11 inches, edge to edge. Reprint is perfectly suited for a 20x18-inch frame, with a three-inch matte. This has been my second-best seller, to date.
Ships rolled in a sturdy cardboard tube. Basic shipping and handling to most U.S. locations are included in the price. If you need special arrangements or want it shipped flat, etc., there would be additional charges.