Two quick oil studies of a mountain in Oro Valley, Arizona. One is from late in the day, picking up full sun. The other is from a nearby hotel courtyard earlier in the morning with some palm trees.
Here’s a quick little study of the mountains and some red roofs in Oro Valley, Arizona (6×8). Good paintings are more about the major shapes not the little details.
That’s me in the wide brim hat conducting an impromptu art lesson in the Arizona desert. The artist farthest away from me down the road on the far right is Curt Walters the great painter of the Grand Canyon. (Photo is by Gina Ward)
I was in Tucson, Arizona last week painting the desert as part of the Plein Air Convention and Expo. It was a great opportunity to experience an unfamiliar territory and I really liked it. I hope to return soon to do it again. It was hot and I wanted to cover a lot of ground … More Painting the Desert in Arizona