Sunday, December 20, 2015

Mato Paha Pine

The last finished painting for 2015:

"Mato Paha Pine"
46" x 34"
acrylic on canvas

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Latest Painting: "At Last I Have My Eyes"

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"At Last I Have My Eyes"
Matt Pulford
acrylic on canvas
46" x 34"

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hiking Arizona with "One of the Five"

I often say that, outside of my family, I can count on one hand the number of friends for whom I would take a bullet. I recently had the opportunity to spend an extended weekend with "one of the five," my friend Merry. This also meant I got to finally meet her husband and their daughter - both very cool people. And every single minute was amazing.

Here are pics from our hiking excursions. Click on any image for a larger view...

Took off early to the Grand Canyon the first day. Did a half-day hike. This is the beginning of our descent.

beginning switchbacks of Yaki Point Trail

Merry and I at beginning of Yaki Point Trail

further down into the next formation

OhhAhh Point, our destination

Merry and Viv at OhhAhh Point

view from OhhAhh Point

view from OhhAhh Point

Viv's first of many times where she'd run up and hug me. Girl is the sweetest.

the ascent back up

the ascent back up

Merry on the ascent back up

we set up camp outside the rim and then quickly went back for sunset.

5:30am at the camp next morning

Merry, Vivian, and Beau - next day at the Canyon's east rim. Colorado River in the background.

next day at the Canyon's east rim.

Viv wanted to pose with these flowers i was photographing

Rain squall. We drove to Camp Verde to do up the waterfall but it was too crowded and the rangers closed the road to keep it clear for emergencies. Switched gears and went to Black Canyon Trail.

Black Canyon Trail - it was 2:30 when we arrived and there were zero other cars in the parking lot because it was about 105 degrees.

Black Canyon Trail

Black Canyon Trail - a pretty strenuous hike due to the heat, but this is the reward - cold, clear swimming holes.

Black Canyon Trail - the ascent back out, early evening

Black Canyon Trail - the ascent back out, early evening

Black Canyon Trail with Viv - the ascent back out, early evening

Merry and Beau's sweet pooches

their pomegranate tree

their chickens. fresh eggs for breakfast every morning.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

"pyre" - new painting

I just finished up a new painting. As the kids grow older, these come more slowly, but still surely. Here's "pyre."

48" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New design on artist's web site

The transition is all finished up. The previous Matt Pulford dot com is now gussied up and fresh: