Tuesday, March 15, 2011


   The views from this one point at Canyon De Chelly called Tsegi are fantastic. I painted here one day..ALL DAY..from morning to sundown. The river winds around two bends with four wheel drive trucks driven by Navajo Guides taking people down in the Canyon to see the splendor and magic of this place. The guides know where all the quick sand holes are. Some vehicles get stuck and have to be pulled out. There are small herds of wild horses running though the water. It is a place with a long history that goes back to the 1800s during the Indian wars. The occupants were driven out and herded to Oklahoma on the "Trail of Tears". There were many who died in that war and the awful trek they were forced to make. They are finally all back here at their home now.


  1. James, I love the little Grand Canyon painting I purchased from you. Never would I have believed that such an awesome, enormous vista could be captured on a 6x6" panel. In March of 1976, my young husband was told his cancer was back. That spring, we took a road trip to the Southwest that included a visit to the Canyon. Almost to the date a year later, I lost my husband to leukemia and Hodgkins. The painting has special meaning to me. Keep up your great work.

  2. Brenda, I'm sorry about your loss. It's the hardest part of life I think. It's your story and others like it that keep me painting. Thank you.