Thursday, January 31, 2008

Oasis - 8x10, oil on canvas panel

Ah, what could be better than an oasis in the desert.  Here we are at Agua Caliente in the morning, a pleasant park in north Tucson, Arizona.

This was painted on a gorgeous and sunny but very chilly day and turned out to be the last painting I did during the workshop.  Unfortunately, we ended up painting value studies on the afternoon of the final day, after watching a demonstration that morning.  Doing value studies at that point seemed a bit backward to my mind, as I was pumped to do a stunning masterpiece at that point!   We had a great afternoon despite this slight disappointment, as we enjoyed a sheltered, warm and sunny location in Catalina State Park with stunning views of spectacular mountains!

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