December 23rd, 2015 A recent road trip to Arizona has energized me to branch out and explore new landscape “horizons”. Since I so often paint skies, this has become the consistent thread that ties most of my paintings together, regardless of the location. While visiting family in Flagstaff to friends in Tucson, I have found quite a variety of desert landscape to express in paint. Here are two I painted after returning. Both are of the Sonoran Desert region, one near Carefree, and the other of the Four Peaks near Phoenix.