I'm in Cactus Heaven! I love the desert landscape and we have been painting in some pretty awesome locations. On day 2 we got moving early and headed to Superstition Mountain. We set up at Lost Dutchman State Park. I made the picnic pavilion home base and had plenty of painting options in the comfort of the shade. I painted 6 small studies including this Saguaro Cactus.
Here is my pastel set up. The Gogh Box is working great. And I love the extension trays I rigged. My wipe pouch is fantastic! This set up makes Plein air so enjoyable.
After a delicious burger at the Lost Dutchman Mining Company we stopped at Goldfield Mining Ghost Town. We were thinking it might be interesting to paint but we ran out of time. It was the perfect spot to get up close and personal to some huge saguaros. I took some photos. I love my camera! Here is my favorite shot. This bird is taking off after a drink from the flower.
Tonight we will be painting the sunset!