The Southwest Landscape/Saguaros

The saguaro is such a unique and interesting cactus. I love the challenge they present to the painter. The color, proportions, and individual character of the Saguaro present the artist with many decisions as to how to best represent them in a painting. The shadows of the larger ones with their many arms are always changing with the moving sun, creating intense greens or deep purple silhouettes against the bright blue skies of Arizona.

About Russell Recchion
Russ is an award winning portrait and landscape painter and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He studied and painted extensively in England and Italy. A member of Portrait Artists of Arizona, Brown County Art Guild,Tucson Plein Air Painters Society and the Hoosier Salon, where he was the winner three years in a row for Outstanding work in Portrait, Outstanding work in Landscape, and Outstanding work in any medium. Russell Recchion is listed in John Castagno's American Artists: Signatures & Monograms 1800 to 1989. Metuchen, NJ. Scarecrow Press, 1989.

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