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Denise Landis Exhibits Ocotillo at SunDust Gallery

“Wild and Scenic” Juried Art Exhibit

Opening Friday August 13              Reception  6:30 – 9pm

Free to Public         Live Music by Carol Pacey

48 West Main Street    Mesa, AZ 85201

480-464-6077      www.sundustgallery.com

The Wild and Scenic juried exhibit is on display for thirty days showcasing the art of twenty-nine Arizona artists. But come to our opening reception and enjoy all the activity happening just outside the gallery on Main Street such as live music and local artist booths.  Dress is casual.  Join us!

Denise Landis Art

The personal technique of Denise Landis is called Modified Pointillism.  Denise uses the basic color theory of classical pointillism but focuses most on complimentary colors vs. superimposed color mixing to create new colors. Opposing complimentary colors are interspersed for either subtle or vibrant intensification. One color is painted over the complete canvas and allowed to dry prior to adding another color; thus allowing equal color representation throughout the canvas surface.  She paints over the whole canvas many, many times prior to completion. Strokes are rectangular shaped dabs of acrylic paints.  Denise incorporates specific musical rhythms to maintain similarly shaped dabs for the painting’s rhythm.

"Ocotillo" 36h x 24w x 1.5"d 1300.00

Ocotillo Description

The ocotillo is a favorite desert cactus. It’s oddly shaped body of “arms” shoot upward to the sun.  Denise Landis’ painting reflects this unique plant from her modified pointillism perspective.  Background colors of yellows, lavenders, reds, teals, and greens are ever-present in the southwestern desert during Arizona’s Wild and Scenic “blooming” springtime.  This ocotillo plant itself is black with deep red tips for blooms.  Music by INXS was used to create this painting’s rhythm.