The central portion of the Gila River flows on the southern Phoenix Valley region-(where Phoenix, in the Salt River Valley joins the Gila River Valley) Located just a few miles down I-10 from our Arizona home
After the rain the desert is crisp and clean………
the The Saguaro, pronounced “sah-wah-roh” Cactus soaks up the moisture like a sponge
I didn’t have my camera with me so I took this photo with my eye and recreated it with acrylic paint ……………



sunset, desert, landscape, mountains, arizona, dusk, phoenix

Bringing Aloha to The Valley of The Sun…..

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  • shannondonovan
    shannondonovanover 5 years ago

    I just love the rich colors of the floor of the valley, and the way is moves into the distant hills KJ. This is such a quiet, soothing piece. Love it!

  • this time of the day the desert is hush………so quiet………especially away from the hustle and bustle of the big city…….

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • pixie3
    pixie3over 5 years ago

    Great warm colours in this and I love the perspective!! Beautiful work.

  • thank you pixie3 .glad you like……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    Stunning Kj…Gotta say you caaptured this perfectly!!! Fab work my friend. Love it!

  • gracias amiga……gotta get used to this desert life……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    Yes you do!!! At least there is no snow and its still warm. I love Arizona I have family there!!!

  • you have family here……..where?

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoover 5 years ago

    Nice desert art!
    Well done!!!

  • there is beauty in this desert

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 5 years ago

    Yeah nice rustic colours, and love cactus nearly as much as palms

  • well get ready mate..more comin your way……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Judi Taylor
    Judi Taylorover 5 years ago

    Nice shooting with that eye!!! :)

  • thanks Judi……….Greetings from the Valley of the Sun….
    (now you know)

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • Kasey Cline
    Kasey Clineover 5 years ago

    Near Phoeniz and Tuscon. Remember I am just on the other side of a border from you!!! LOL About a 4-6 hour drive and I am there!!!

  • Phoenix and Tuscon are 100 miles away from eachother……
    I am on the outskirts of Phoenix……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    great capture and painting with your artistic eye and brushes K J – hoping this is just the first of many desert paintings

  • I am sure it is ……..I find my inspiration wherever I may roam…….
    glad you like…………
    how’s that surfboard coming along……..

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

  • MKWhite
    MKWhiteover 5 years ago

    Nicely done, amigo :)

  • muchas gracias

    – WhiteDove Studio kj gordon

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