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"Canyon de Chelly - Whitehouse on the Rocks"
by Art James West

8" x 10" oil on paper

    Original is available but currently consigned to another gallery
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      "Whitehouse on the Rocks" began as a photograph I took in Canyon de Chelly. A buddy of mine and fellow artist, RJ Pfammatter and I drove over to northern Arizona during the summer of 2009. I used my Nikon D90 which I had just gotten in trade for a painting with the owners of the Camera Darkroom in Santa Fe. I was excited to put my new camera to use. RJ had been to Canyon de Chelly several times and was excited to show me the way to the bottom of the canyon. This painting was the happy result of that hike.

      I did an ink drawing first to get a feel for the design of the canyon wall and to work out placement. The painting itself very much follows this drawing. If you look closely you can see the "line" of it.

      As I often do I let the painting sit for a time before giving it some final touches. I am then better able to focus on the "feel" of the painting rather than the image of the photograph or even my memory. I worked to truly bring out the focal point -- the Whitehouse in the Canyon wall and get the depth of value and color I was after. I did this by adding glazes (transparent paint) and scumbles (opaque paint). In the end, my goal is to create a beautiful painting, regardless of the subject matter, although having a great subject such as the Whitehouse in Canyon de Chelly certainly makes my job easier.

      About the Artist:

      Art James West - "Art West"
      Contemporary Southwest Art - Art West and Beyond

      Arthur James West (a.k.a. Alan Heuer) has been painting the West for over 40 years. In 2000 he moved to Taos, New Mexico where he established himself as a Taos Icon and post modernist following in the tradition of the Taos School. In 2006 he won best representational painting at the Taos Fall Arts Festival "Taos Invites Taos" (now the "Taos Select").

      In 2013 he took on the professional name Arthur James West (Art West) and moved his studio to Santa Fe.

      Originally from Wyoming, Art West is and listed in The Artist's Bluebook as Alan Heuer.

      When in Santa Fe you may visit Art West's studio @ the Plaza Mercado, Suite 109, 112 W. San Francisco Street right off Santa Fe Plaza

      For purchasing information and availabity contact Art West.

      About Art West's Oil Paintings:

      I use only the finest oil paints (Grumbacher pre-tested) and stretched fine art canvas and paper. I use Canson's Fine Art Canva-Paper for my small original oil paintings, milled in France for over 500 years and used by both Van Gogh and Picaso. It has a nicely textured surface. Although no absolute guarantee can be given as to longevity, I have followed to the best of my knowledge, as outlined by Ralph Mayer in his treatise to artists via long-standing master painter principals, those principals that best ensure an oil painting's ability to stand against the ravages of time.

      This is not a knock-off. This is an original piece of fine art done using my own reference materials and techniques. My painting style is not based upon that of any other artist, living or dead, but is the culmination of years of study, experimentation and practice.

      All artwork on this website is subject to copyright and may not be copied for any reason without express permission of the artist.

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