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From extreme sketching and plein air, to studio paintings of West Texas landscape.
Drawing and Painting West Texas
Plein air and some studio paintings
As part of my month in the US South West I had several weeks in the rugged mountains and rangeland of West Texas.  The invitation included instructions to bring hiking boots for rough walking.  "How rough can it be," I thought.  "I live in wilderness British Columbia".  Much to my surprise, the terrain was rough and often covered with sharp volcanic rocks.  I loved it all, including the scoured canyons, rough brush and unexpected dry mountain wildness.  Some of these images are also what I call "extreme sketches", that is, done from a moving vehicle.  When it was really rough I could barely write in the location name.  I've also included several studio paintings inspired by these images.