It's a long drive home from Tucson to Atlanta but we are almost there. Our three week adventure is coming to an end. I am filled to the brim with inspiration and ideas. My wheels are turning! I have so much to share from tips to new supplies to new paintings.....it's hard to know where to begin. I think I will start with laundry and then take pictures of my paintings. I am planning some blog posts to take you more in depth into the trip. I will share them with you in the coming days.
I will leave you with a thought......many see the desert as brown, dry and dull. I saw a desert filled with color and it wasn't just the occasional cactus flower. I saw color and beauty everywhere. I was captivated by the big skies and wide open spaces. Plein air is all about seeing what things look like live and in person....how the light effects colors and how simply being present in a place effects the way you see it. Photos can't tell the whole story. Look at the photo above and my painting of the same place done en Plein air. It is an eye opening comparison. And while I knew the importance of Plein air work, this trip has made it even more clear.
Stay tuned for more from the adventure.
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