Location Painting...then to the Studio

Early one morning I grabbed my paint bucket and French Easle, got in my pickup and drove up the Catalina Highway in Tucson to find something exciting to paint.  I hadn't gone more than five miles up the mountain road and came around the second switchback and found my spot.  The 24 x 18 inch canvas on the left is the sketch I did that morning.  That was a year or two ago.  Three or four months ago I began the painting on the right.  A 30 x 40 composition of harmony; color, light and shadow, representing a beautiful Arizona morning in the Santa Catalina Mountains.