4x5.5 watercolor and ink on paper, a magazine card from Southwest Art, that was begging me to paint a scene. So I used one of my many cactus, yucca, sagebrush, and other desert photos taken in Arizona around Tucson and Phoenix. Pen used was Pigma Micron 01 and some opaque watercolors and gouache were also put to use today on the saguaros. A white gel pen used for depicting old, dead branches in foreground. It is a sunset scence hence the deep shadows and orange glow to the land and its inhabitants, those icons of lore.
Image COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.