Downtown Tucson on a summer Sunday. There used to be glass globes on the lightposts. Looks loose and a little splashy, but I spent a lot of time drawing and then chasing the light again. Still want to do some touch ups. 8″x10″ on Arches 130# paper.
Number 19 in the 30-in-30 Challenge. Anyone familiar with Tucson may know of the Blue Willow restaurant. Big blue mugs full of cafe au lait and chai. Plates full of world-class pancakes (I am a pancake snob). Huevos Rancheros. Bacon Avocado Omelette. Been going here for years. Comfort food.
Number 17 in the 30 -in-30 Challenge. Holyfield has a nipped off ear. This guy was sprawled across a sunny bench when I photographed him. Cats have unique squints, sometimes that Clint Eastwood squint. Usually not.
Number 16 in the 30-in-30. Resorting to rough studies to try to make quota. Washboard-looking clouds at sunrise were so awesome I tried to get that essence. Ended up in a perspective analysis. All stuff I already knew, but didn’t take time to get it straight in my head before putting brush to paper. 14″x11″
Celebrated the new year with friends, food and a walk. Blue sky, snow-dusted mountains, cool temperatures; had to scrape frost from the car windows today. You can’t tell there’s snow on those mountains in the sketch, but there is!
Painted northwest of Tucson with the Tucson Plein Air Painters. The million-dollar views are off to the left of this vista, but I guess I was pretty intimidated by them. Great demo by Jane Barton that morning.