Here we are under most impressive saguaro where one lower arm conveniently fruits at eye level.
The morning is strangely overcast due to smoke from forest fires to the east.
I opt for a simple split complementary harmony using hard conte pastel pencils on sanded, toned pastel paper.
Even though color will dominate today’s study, I still begin with a simple measured contour drawing. I work on this drawing until everything is generally accounted for including all aspects of space and context (fore, mid and background)
‘…blue-green, green and yellow-green plus gray and white…
Can’t wait for these fruits to burst open to reveal deep magenta fruit flesh-could be as early as 2 weeks from now.