Sunday, February 10, 2013

Desert Nocturne

Although I was not able to complete my 30 paintings in 30 days challenge, I will likely try again later on. I had to leave the desert early as I had come down with a severe case of food poisoning. I did make it back to Tucson where I finished recuperating. Fortunately, I was able to paint this scene the day before getting sick.
"Moonlit Desert Near the Mountains of Ajo"
8" x 10' Oil on Canvas
(a "through-the-window" painting)
Boondock camping in the desert near Ajo, Arizona, I awoke early one morning and could not get back to sleep. The moon was very bright and I was enjoying the peacefulness outside my rv window. There is a gigantic cross lit every night on the mountain over the little town of Ajo. It happened to be in perfect view at 3 am that morning. I captured this scene by using my little 4" flashlight to look at my paint and canvas. I had such fun painting this one!