Saturday, January 22, 2011

On the Road Again

"Sentinel Duty"

I drove to Palm Springs on a beautiful warm morning in January to paint at Andreas Canyon. This canyon has many tall palms shading a rushing stream. I sketched four thumb nails (3"x3"size in my sketchbook) then got out my painting gear.

In this 12"h x 9"w watercolor panting the palms and boulders guard the entrance to a rushing stream. The desert colors are intense.

I felt the temperature change around 3:00 pm as the sun started to disappear behind the mountain. I signed my name on the painting, then packed my gear to head for Hemet.

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