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I just got back from Tucson Arizona, and had a breathtaking time. I’ve wanted to visit Arizona since college and to finally arrive there was a blessing.

While there, I often stood and took in as much as I could: majestic mountains, saguaro, prickly pear cactus and the changing colors. The dramatic color changes of the mountains and horizons were like veils of diffusing light, diminishing the distant mountains to simple silhouetted shapes. Adding to the beauty of my trip to Arizona, my wife and I didn’t run into any snakes, scorpions, tarantulas or cougars (my wife’s greatest fear!)

Arizona proved an enlightening and inspiring place for me and my art. And as an American oil painter, I now know I can paint a “Western scene” with conviction.

Please look for my images of Arizona in the coming month on this blog, as I retreat to my winter studio to paint from my many accumulated observations, color notations, studies and photos.

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American Oil Painter Daryl Urig is a member of The Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and Cincinnati Art Club. He has teaches at the University of Cincinnati for over 9 years and is president of Total Media Source Inc.

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