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.