Now that I live in a marine environment, what did I most want to paint once I got the oils back out of storage? The desert, of course! Warmth and sunshine, and dry air. These two studies were each done in 30 minutes, because my tendency after a layoff is to overthink. A time limit results in a response to the scene, rather than an attempt to remember "rules" about how to paint.
Yaqui Pass 2, 14 X 11" oil