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gxhpainter2
07-11-2011, 06:41 AM
I was astounded by the image of the mammoth dust storm that ate Phoenix Arizona earlier this week... I started reading about the huge dust storms of the 30s... the dust storm carried tons of dust and dirt all the way to the east coast and as far at 200 miles out to sea .. those storms were called "Black Blizzards" ... so this is my take on the storm that attacked Phoenix..

MSIE
07-11-2011, 08:50 AM
impressive!! :eek:

Caesar
07-11-2011, 08:04 PM
A curious phenomenon, considering that it may tone down the famous colourful places Phoenix is part too under its dark and thick dusty veil. An almost choking and blinding feeling seems present here!

semd74
07-11-2011, 10:49 PM
I had not heard about that storm Gary. Black blizzards must be an awful phenomenon of nature. Your painting is very well done...

justjean
07-12-2011, 12:23 AM
an interesting painting of a horrendous time indeed, from the Canadian Prairies and across the Us during the 30s and into the 40s all because of mans misuse of nature

byroncallas
07-12-2011, 02:49 AM
Terrific Gary - a fine interpretation penetrating your subject material. Besides the fact that it's just great to look at, I like the competing spacial dimensions and perspectives which give the painting lots of character and local places to explore in a whole that transcends the sum of its parts. As usual, really well done. :):):)

Alexandra
07-12-2011, 03:48 AM
an interesting painting of a horrendous time indeed, from the Canadian Prairies and across the Us during the 30s and into the 40s all because of mans misuse of nature
I agree with Jean, and fantastic abstract Gary of this horrible disaster.

pat1940
07-12-2011, 04:49 AM
Jean said it all, your really painted this well Gary;):)

gxhpainter2
07-12-2011, 05:01 AM
MSIE, Caesar,Steve - thanks for viewing and commenting..;);):):)
justjean - absolutely right it was the most extensive and long lived ecological disaster in the US and Canada and caused by greed ...:(

byron - as a fellow abstract painter I am glad you find the hidden details and corners in my work...I imagine your work and mine scale up much better than reducing down...:):);)

pat... thanks for your constant support and comments..;);):)

gxhpainter2
07-12-2011, 05:02 AM
oops sorry Sandy... did not mean to miss thanking you... ps love your new avatar...

barnburner
07-12-2011, 05:50 AM
Wonderfully done.
Years ago, I talked to an old man in Colorado, who remembered some of those dust storms from when he was a child. He said the combination of darkness and the never ending howling of the winds actually drove some people to suicide because they couldn't stand it.

AT-TA
07-12-2011, 01:19 PM
Beautiful expression Gary. Love the palette here, you colors look magic from here.:)

alkratzer
07-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Astonishingly good! You really have a flair for this kind of work! Al

gxhpainter2
07-16-2011, 04:28 AM
Al... thanks for your comments and support... they are greatly appreciated.:):);)