Desert Life - "Tucson Arroyo"

Tucson Arroyo” is very special to me!  Years ago I lived in Tucson and always loved the desert life.  In 2016 PACE (Plein Air Convention) held their annual outdoor painter’s convention in Tucson. I had the good fortune to be able to go with a good friend to the event and enjoy the desert and meet all the great painters of the day.  The backdrop to the convention center was this lovely image of the Catalina Mountains and the dotted landscape of saguaros and adobes! The time of year was April, the desert was alive with greenery and the evidence of winter and spring rains still visible in the “almost” dry washes.  I painted “Tucson Arroyo” with both the long ago, and new made memories from my recent return.  I hope to go back soon to paint more of this exciting and varied landscape.  “Tucson Arroyo” is painted in the wonderful medium I love of “soft pastels”, a medium that has withstood the rigors of time for centuries. You can see more about soft pastels in my online art gallery in “Frequently Asked Questions”.

Tucson Arroyo” is very special to me!

Years ago I lived in Tucson and always loved the desert life....

 In 2016 PACE (Plein Air Convention) held their annual outdoor painter’s convention in Tucson. I had the good fortune to be able to go with a good friend to the event and enjoy the desert and meet all the great painters of the day.

The backdrop to the convention center was this lovely image of the Catalina Mountains and the dotted landscape of saguaros and adobes! The time of year was April, the desert was alive with greenery and the evidence of winter and spring rains still visible in the “almost” dry washes.

I painted “Tucson Arroyo” with both the long ago, and new made memories from my recent return.  I hope to go back soon to paint more of this exciting and varied landscape.

“Tucson Arroyo” is painted in the wonderful medium I love of “soft pastels”, a medium that has withstood the rigors of time for centuries. You can see more about soft pastels in my online art gallery in “Frequently Asked Questions”.

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Have a great week everyone!

Judith