Can it be done? (Should it be done?) Yes and maybe…
It is a rare opportunity to experience plein air in the rain here and so, since we are into rare opportunities, despite improbabilities, we say why not!? “We”, um, “I” is more accurate-can’t understand why no one wants to come out in this…
The rain makes red orange rich and dark!
I find a spot under the eve of the Main building up here, where the Javalina’s usually hang out.
Here is an example of a plant-guild, where the Saguaro has used the Palo Verde for shade in it’s wee stages.
I pick a rich red-orange pre-primed Richeson sanded gator foam board surface to work on. Because it is so dark I begin with the lights.
In these light conditions I’m going more for value and temperature contrast.
It’s so humid now my pastels are starting to get sticky so I ‘ll stop and fill ‘er out in studio.