This contemporary landscape painting of Sedona’s Saloon first lived in the foyer of my home, located in the Village of Oak Creek. Those of us who live here refer to it as the “Village.” When I first moved to magical and memorable Sedona, I was featured in a local entertainment paper” “Kudos,” which IS the place to find out what is going on in Sedona. In it, I stated that if anyone wanted to learn about the Giclee process, from scanning to reproductions, I was willing to share my knowledge for free. So the first person to show up stepped into my home, looked at the original of “Saloon,” and said, “I built that Saloon.” Come to find out that his folks owned the franchise of Pinnacle Steakhouse, and he oversaw the construction.
Donny Blackburn was who walked in the door that day. I found out later that he is also an artist and a mighty good one at that! I’m forever thankful to Donny for his guidance in my original southwest oil painting of Cathedral Rock, Sedona’s most potent vortex. I gave this landscape painting the name “Creekside Cathedral.”
Sedona’s Saloon is made up. This wall art watercolor landscape of this Saloon does not exist in Sedona, nor did it ever. I created this Sedona landscape art because locals asked what a Saloon could look like had it been built here. This is my interpretation of that! I believe they call that an “Artist License.” The actual location of this Saloon is in “Trail Dust Town,” Tucson. Known as the original Cowboy Steakhouse, that opened in 1962 and quickly became a staple of Tucson culture. It has a unique “old west” atmosphere and a family-friendly attitude. Locally owned and operated, the restaurant still serves the best steaks in Tucson, cooking them over natural mesquite wood. This image of Sedona’s Saloon is available in canvas prints, metal & paper. For more of my watercolors, see Sedona Cactus, Pitiado & Tucson Periwinkle. Get it today!