"Superstition Mountain"

What a perfect name for this amazing castle of rock, looming over the Arizona desert. This whole place vibrated with legends and ghost stories of prospectors, lost treasure and Native American mythology. Back in the studio in Pennsylvania, every time I worked on this painting, I felt as if I was IN it, traveling across that dry, hot stretch of desert. Picking my way through the mesquite and sagebrush, I kept getting thirsty!