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:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Debating a new web site

I'll probably own for the duration of my lifetime, but the way in which I interact with it may change. For the last decade or so, I had used my old eMac (2012) and Dreamweaver (I think as far back as the MX version) to interact with and update the site structure. Roughly a year ago, we threw that old dinosaur in the basement and upgraded to a new-to-us, but used, Intel iMac, where I would knowingly be out of luck with my old Adobe CS2 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, etcetera, but would deal with it later. "Later" was the can that got kicked down the road for a year or so, and I wanted to post that I might now opt for using weebly to interact with the site. Here's the current free-version tester of what I could do:

Stay tuned.

I promised new work.

Here you go. untitled as of yet.
72" x 48"
acrylic and pencil on canvas

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paintings soon?

I've been busy in the studio trying to finish up a rather large (for me) painting - 72"x48". Hopefully I'll have something to post soon, and then work on something smaller will come shortly thereafter.

I was recently asked by a friend if I'd like to go in on a 2-person proposal to QC Arts, and I agreed. She's not yet shown there, and she thought we'd make a nice pairing. Always nice to have goals.

Studio jams:

Sunday, September 29, 2013

42nd Annual QC Vintage Rods Show

Pops can't handle walking around at these car shows anymore, so Kel gladly joined in on the fun this year.  HUGE turnout once again (someone at the front gate said 400+ cars). 

Kelly has always been in love with the mid-50s Chevy color that I think is called "regal turqoise." 

She's also a huge fan of old trucks:

This one was for sale.  she desperately wanted to drive it home.

 My all-time fave, the '55 chevy.  this is a post; i prefer the hardtop.

 Bubble-top cop!

 '35 Chevy coupe 3 window.
 another '55 post.

 I fell in love with these two '41 Willys coupes.
 look at the curves from behind.  gorgeous.

Huel's '55 nomad is all finished up.