Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Well, well, well....snow in the desert of Tucson, Arizona! I spotted this little guy enjoying it. I sure enjoyed painting it. This picture measures 11"x 14" on quality canvas board. Hope you like it.
Art tidbit:
A painter should not only paint what he sees before him, but also what he sees within himself. (C. W. Eckersberg)

Monday, December 29, 2008


How appropriate to paint a poinsettia at this time of year. This one was sitting on my dinning table just begging me to paint it!
It measures 10" X 12" on quality archival canvas board. More can be viewed: WWW.GERIACOSTA.COM

Friday, December 19, 2008

"Cloud Burst"

Latest art piece measures 11" x 14" on quality archival canvas board.
I'm experimenting with a slide show presentation below. Bare with me as I iron out the kinks!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

"Red Rocks"

These are rock'n red rocks! Sedona, Arizona red rocks, that is! I love the colors in this piece. It measures 16" x 20" on quality archival canvas board.
Art quote: All colours are the friends of their neighbours and the lovers of their opposites. (Marc Chagall)

Thursday, December 4, 2008


This was chosen as a show entry at the upcoming Boyce Thompson Arboretum and for the APAP show in Tubac in February. It was so difficult to paint on site due to the continuous clouds rolling over the mountain top obscuring my shapes. It made for a very interesting piece. Go figure!
It measures 11" x 14" on quality archival canvas board.
Art Tidbit:
Plein air painting is characterized by less detail and the plein air painters' desire to capture the fleeting moment

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Have you ever visited an arboretum? Me neither. This painting was done at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona . I wasn't happy with it at first, trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. I finally figured out that the sky peaking through the trees was the wrong value ( much to light). Art is nothing but a continual learning process. This painting measures 14" x 11" on quality archival canvas board.
I am working on another painting done at the same location ( a mountain scene) that was accepted for an upcoming show...Stay toned!

Friday, November 28, 2008


Surprise, surprise: Participated in the APAP paint out at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior, Arizona, today and my painting was accepted into the upcoming show. New friends, Beth and Raleigh also got in. Luck number two below:

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Sometimes it pays to keep on plugg'n! This painting, "Catalina Study" ,won second place at the Tucson Plein Air Painter Society's Juried Member Show in Tubac, Arizona this week. What a surprise! It inspired me to paint the previous painting. Thank you so much for viewing my blog!


This painting really rocks! Some painting spots really inspire an artist. This is one of them in Sedona, Arizona. It measures 16" x 20" on quality archival canvas board. I hope you like it as much as I do! Web site: WWW.GERIACOSTA.COM
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Friday, November 21, 2008

Mountain Shadows

A Ha! Now this is more like it! I like how this one turned out: rich color, good composition, interesting view......This was done on site (plein air) in Sedona, Arizona last week. It measures 11" x 14" on quality archival canvas board. Enjoy! See more, if you like: WWW.GERIACOSTA.COM

Sedona Vista

Here's the finished product found on my palette box. I wasn't all that happy with this one, but I thought I'd show it anyway.....that's an artist's dilema. Some make it, some don't....I just keep on truck'n toward that masterpiece!
This is 11" x 14" on canvas board.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This is one of Geri's art spots, Sedona, Arizona. It is my most favorite place, besides the California Redwood Coast, that is. You are viewing my palette, tools of the trade. Stay tuned for the finished product!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I lost my other blog.....hope you can find this one..Would you believe this was painted on site (plein-air) on a farm in the middle of Phoenix?! It is an art complex, as well..This painting measures 11" X 14" on quality archival canvas board. You can see others at: WWW.GERIACOSTA.COM
Thank you for viewing my blog!