Friday, April 13, 2012
Desert Rains, 10x12
Just outside of Tucson, somewhere to the east, a large spring comes out of the ground. It was turned into a reservoir for a ranch and now is a park. Fish swim lazily from pool to pool in the shallow water. Waterfowl swim in and out of the trees and the air has a fresh scent from the flowers. You can stand in all the lushness and stare out at tall cactus, rock and sand, dry as a bone, and watch as the rains evaporate before hitting the ground. A refreshing place.
This was painted there several years ago but didn't make the cut. I stumbled on it going through one of my boxes and realized that it just needed a few strokes to pull it together....so I added them the other night and think it's good enough to be called a study for something larger. Who knows when that might happen....