Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Date Palm


5"X8" WC pencil on paper



Dipping into the archives again. A couple of years ago I was in Tucson around this time of year, for a conference. I was lucky enough to stay with some friends for a couple of days before and after and I got to see a bit of Arizona. This stately palm was just outside their house.

Drawings and paintings done from life can evoke memories so much better than photographs. Looking at this little sketch I can smell the early morning desert and feel the dry air on my skin.