I camped here for a couple days and just turned a different direction when I needed a new view. Here's my rig that barely made it home to Ventura the next day. It is still at the mechanic one week later. I have a love/hate relationship with it.
I had palms in most of my paintings on this desert trip. It is a motif I felt like exploring. This painting has a light red stain on the canvas and I cheated the shadows forward to help the depth of field. 12x12
Sunrise peak is also a painting from the desert trip. I was surprised how fast the shadows change and made sure I addressed them first. I laid down a rose madder red wash to tone the canvas and let it pop through in this 5 min. sketch. 8x10
The last few months I have been working on paintings in the studio, so I did not post. The following posts for March are from the trip I took to Anza Borrego Ca.
This was the first one I did from the top of the Morango Casino parking structure at sunset.
Karen, my muse, said she saw a camel in the image; thus the name.