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Desert Soldier

Desert Soldier

Elaine Burns Lac Le Jeune, BC


Shipping Cost
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
We also offer an installment payment program and art installation services: contact us for more details.
About the Artwork

What started as a plein air painting in the McDowell Mountain range in Arizona, ended up as a studio painting at home in Lac Le Jeune. Having learned about the Saguaro Cactus, I was inspired to write this poem titled, Desert Soldier.

Bold saguaro
In solitary stance
Guards the desert
Take no chance.

He claims the day
He rules the night
Warning intruders
of desert’s plight.

His prickly arms
His steadfast roots
Oh, how his sweet side blooms
Amidst the scorching maze.

I hope you enjoy the painting and the poem! Elaine Burns

Technique:Oil on Panel
Details & Dimensions
Edition:Original, one of a kind artwork
Framed Size:13.5in x 17.5in
Unframed Size:12in x 16in
Weight:7.4lbs (estimated)
Shipping & Purchase
Free pickup is available from our Vancouver Gallery, or shipping can be provided for additional cost.
Standard shipping is via Canada Post ground. Typically, packages sent within Canada are received in 5-12 days. For expedited shipping, please contact us for a quote.
A payment program is available with three equal installments- we can work together to support artists and your budget! Contact us for details.

Elaine Burns

Lac Le Jeune, British Columbia

My first love was to work in oils and this holds true today. The smell, viscosity and feel of paint on my brush as it marks the canvas is what keeps bringing me back to my easel day after day.

"All the experiences you have had in your life have led you to one place. The place you are now, in this very moment. I wish for my art to foster emotion, to start a conversation, to create a better world."

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