Opening! TPAPS Agua Caliente Show: February 14, 11 AM

1f139b41-122c-4345-baa2-7db70b1efba5 Tucson Plein Air Painters Society is having a demo (Walter Porter at 8 AM) and wet paint sale and opening at 11 AM at Aqua Caliente Park on Valentines Day!  If you want to see live action painting, the latest in plein air and find out about the best painting spots near and far, make a plan to come by.

Continue on down for a few selections of one-shot plein air:

I’ve spent this winter with friends in Saguaro Park East. I like the afternoon light there best.

We cruise the loop road until something looks good. Sometimes we must perch right next to the pavement, endangering our lives! Such are the sacrifices of the plein air habit. Skies are moody with winter storms. Light is dramatic and fast changing. DSC_0533 2


Desert View, 8×8, oil, 2015, M.Milstead

At other times we hide-out in the shade of ancient rock tumble/uplift. DSC_0612 DSC_0607


Desert View 2, 8×8, oil, 2015, M.Milstead

There is always an expressive Saguaro in view to lend a vertical element to the composition. This is one composition-rich landscape. DSC_0610 DSC_0619


Desert View 3, 8×8, oil, 2015, M.Milstead, (Winner)

We’d love to see you (this winter has been especially good for plein air)….but, if you can’t make it for the opening, stop by another time. The water levels at Agua Caliente are back up, ducks and other birds and waterfowl are present and you’ll be sure to have a relaxing yet stimulating time.

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