Living in the Arizona desert of the Southwest, you will see that color is how people off set the muted colors of the desert. The color of their homes, the flowers and bushes planted and even the furniture on the outside verandas and patios all have a character that lend an interesting accents to desert living.
This painting is dedicated to the beautiful colors we find in all aspects of living in the desert.

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16" X 20 Acrylic Painting
Painted on artist stretched canvas

I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamabout 2 years ago

    real nice – great work susan !

  • Thanks Dean! Appreciate your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Susan!

  • Thanks!…something new I thought I would give a try… got to step out of your comfort zone now and then…

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    So realistic it could be a photo that someone has tried to make look like a painting, however I know the truth, Excellent MT

  • This started out as something totally different and after I fought with it for a few days I just let the painting show me where it wanted to go… it was a good experience to step out of my comfort zone! Thanks MT1!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Excellent !!!!

  • Thanks John! Appreciate your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 2 years ago

    Beautifully creative !!

  • Thanks! I appreciate your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 2 years ago

    You’re a busy gurl these days….another stunning painting MONBTFQ…..

  • I am turning out enough paintings to choke a horse! LOL… Couldn’t sell one to save my soul but I just keep painting! (;0)

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    Great work…it’s a beautiful life-like image!

  • Thanks Sandra… it was a struggle for awhile to retain the realism, but it finally worked out!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    Amazing textures Susan and so very well played against each other. Beautiful work.

  • It was a departure from my comfort zone! I preach to my students all the time to press the limits and explore other tecniques, so I have to do the same… kind of puts everyone on notice that I want to see “out of comfort zone” work! LOL! Thanks Jim.

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...about 2 years ago

    I love it!!

  • Thanks Madalena…appreciate your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

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  • Awesome! Thanks so much Deborah! Appreciate it!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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