Here we are at the halfway mark up the Hill, a flat little shelf on an otherwise vertical cline. Which one of these desert flora to draw? Can’t do them all! (maybe with a really big canvas, hmm?)
“Crazy” chollas are wonderfully balanced. This is Staghorn because it looks like antlers…no jumping, teddy bears or chains up here.
The model, so still.
On the rocks. This red pastel ground works on Tumamoc. The substrate here is hot-and-dark-lava-rock.
The light is starting to cool so I must stop. Will attempt to maintain the spontaneity of plein air while resolving it in the studio. Can’t wait too long or the mood will dissipate .
It’s all about balance.