Read on for a step-by-step of my contribution:
(Now is the time to get out and paint! The weather is nearly perfect, don’t miss it…prioritize, prioritize, prioritize.)
This September we (Valerie and I) spent a few mornings in the Tucson Mountains. My latest approach is one hour per painting over a 3 to 4 hour duration. This forces focus…pretty important. After I’ve studied the area with one hour shots I can begin to compose larger, more involved pieces.
Today we are on the west side of Gates Pass, in a gathering of “teddy bear” Cholla, my most favorite plant to paint!! (and draw) no leaves, ha!
As the sun peaks over the ridge,
Hallelujah, this saguaro cactus become spectra-tacular!
You have to be right on site, en plein air, for these omg events. No photo will replicate this.
Now, winding down, I look upon this humble grama, glowing in the sunlight. Everything changes so quickly during these transitional times of day. It’s all very entertaining.
Please do stop in at the Historic Ranch House Gallery in Agua Caliente Park to see these three characters and much more from TPAPS members October 11-November 5. Better yet, come to paint the park and catch the show at the same time.
Tucson Mountain Morning Gallery