Gypsy Emporium

Gypsy Emporium

Elizabeth Langley

12" x 16"  

Oil on Wood


I created Localscapes in 2017 as a way of exploring Tucson through small oil paintings on wood. Inspired by the city’s bright sunshine and sharp shadows, as well as Tucson’s unique mix of modern and historic, I capture iconic and everyday places with midcentury lines and colors and a touch of the desert. I use single-point perspective to pull the viewer into the piece and paint several thin layers, blending the hues to the hide brush strokes so that the image simply becomes an extension of the surface.