To get to the beautiful and scenic Rincon Peak from Tucson takes about an hour and a half, promising a warm afternoon of painting en plein aire.
Before you get to the Miller Creek Trailhead, however, you must past the old movie set, the town of Mescal.
A town not too tough to die, but desolated anyway. Seasonal tours on Saturdays. Not sure what movies were made there. Do you know of any?
Then passing through Happy Valley, beautiful Oak, Sycamore, Juniper and Mesquite trees surround dry creek beds. Until finally we set up in a spot near the Miller Creek Trailhead. The trail is an 8 hour hike to the top of Rincon Peak. We’ll stay below.
Finished oil sketch, 14 x 16 inches. A study for a future studio piece to come. It was 100 degrees when we got back to Tucson Town! Isn’t it too early for that?
Bringing the plein aire painting
“cigar box” on the beach on the California coast,
simplifying the view, listening to the surf pound
and feeling inspired by the white mist around.
Pre-historic volcanic rock formations create this unusual gathering of other worldly beings: boulder spirits.
The boulders speak to you with their facial expressions, and demand a quiet presence.
Camping among the rocks …
Looking for a suitable place to paint after waking.
Found a collection of green
nestled in the rock.
In the other direction, broad vistas of the gorgeous New Mexico sky and junipers dotting the land
Time for some refreshment after a hard day’s work…chile and