29 Oct, 2020; Vail, AZ
I got creative earlier when it was still too hot to sketch outside, and many air-conditioned locations were closed.
I tried composing some scenes by combining travel photos and then pretending that I was Plein Aire Sketching.
This little fellow was waiting outside my door one morning. I used to see them all the time in West Texas, but I haven't seen very many around here.
I'm trying to learn how to paint cacti - I think I'm starting to catch the light on this yucca (?) Spanish Dagger?
Here I was trying to catch the light from some photo references of the famous San Xavier del Bac Mission here in Tucson.
Anyway, it's starting to get cooler here in Southern Arizona, so maybe I'll be able to get out and sketch on location again.