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From extreme sketching and plein air, to studio paintings of West Texas landscape.
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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.