Category: AZ Buettners (page 3 of 10)

Salt Valley Overlook – Arches National Park

Marie took these photos of me at the Salt Valley Overlook on June 5:

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These are a few of the photos that I took while in the area:

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Marie, Hiking up a Sandstone Fin


Marie, Sketching



Sunday Hike

Marie took these photos:



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Merry Christmas


Window Painting 2

This is the other shop window that I painted earlier in the fall. It’s three panels, and took three afternoons.



Snowman Window Painting

Recently, the high school Art Club, of which I am a member, (and presumably the middle school one as well) was asked by some business owners in the town center to paint store windows. The guidelines for the designs were very simple. They wanted something that was cheery and Christmas-themed. I would normally say that it was simply to be winter-holiday-themed, but this is Arizona. Let’s not kid ourselves. We’ve just about finished the project now, and I suppose we’ve done about ten designs, some of which span multiple windows. I only personally painted two designs, though there are several other designs I made that were used. The painting below was designed and executed by me, I’m happy to say. I’m pleased with the outcome, given that I was taken by surprise by the streaky and rather trying nature of the paint we used.

The top image is the initial design.

I’ll take a picture sometime of the second painting I did, which was also a three-panel deal, but took considerably more effort. Both, however, involve circles, which honestly take up most of the time; the second most laborious task is probably going over the colored parts in layers to make it less streaky. I was usually spared this, since other people would usually come to fill it all in for me. Planning it all out is important, and was my first task; uneven circles that are obviously not purposefully uneven can really ruin the aesthetic.



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Marie at Saguaro Lake

Marilyn, Marie, and I ventured out into the rain yesterday, getting out of the car every now and then to take a few photos when the was a pause in the rain.  I got this photo of Marie while we were at Saguaro Lake.


Sigma 180mm f/2.8 Test Shots

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