Agua Caliente: Oasis Plein Air

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Agua Caliente Park boasts year round water. With water comes wildlife, birds are abundant here.

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Mallard ducks usually migrate, but not here, they never leave! You will always have a picturesque duck or two to plein air.

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It is early and the light will change more dramatically at this time of day which means work fast but don’t forget to measure!

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Sketching in the scene with brush.

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Measure, measure, measure!

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Gay works in pastel.

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I try to keep it simple with strong form and spacial depth.

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Don’t forget the sky!

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Awe. Nothing like a little company to keep the spirits up.

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We decide to make a day of it ending up on the opposite side of Tucson at Gates Pass. This is one difficult place to paint….go pleinairistas!

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Might have something to do with all the traffic and other distractions.

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Hey, it’s October! The first time in 6 months you can actually be active outside all day in Tucson…well, speaking for myself. Point is, it’s our season to be out with way more painting and field sketching opps. Or, just work on your tan…

Get out and get inspired!

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