LONE ADOBE / Daily Painting #1154

Watercolor / 6 x 9 inches

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DESERT ROAD / Daily Painting #1027

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Now, here's something I can hardly pass up. I always wonder where a dirt road goes, what mysteries, what surprises it might lead to. I wonder, what is around that bend?

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WEST ON 10 / Daily Painting #961

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

Freeways are something I avoid whenever I can. Between Tucson and Phoenix, I much prefer the Pinal Pioneer Parkway, a more leisurely drive; scenic, and lined with giant Saguaro and Ocotillo Cactus and other beautiful desert flora.

Occasionally, though, time constraints find me driving up Interstate Ten. Usually boring, for the most part, it can be a more exciting and beautiful drive during the rainy season, when the skies take over. Especially toward day's end.

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ROAD TO THE CLOUDS / Daily Painting #940

Oil on Paper Mounted on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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I really don't expect anyone else to see the difference in this cloud scene. I felt the difference, though. After looking back over past daily paintings, I realize that the abstracts, and maybe just the act of painting every day, have been affecting the way I've been painting for quite a while.

The subtle difference is that it's now consciously deliberate. It's like having an entirely new set of tools, and they're not borrowed, they are all mine. Now, let's see what I else can do with them.

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CONDITIONS VARY WIDELY Daily Painting #896

CONDITIONS VARY WIDELY

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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I've been wanting for a long time, now, to visit my oldest, best friend from high school, Mac. He's camped for the winter at Roosevelt Lake, in the Tonto Basin, between Phoenix and Globe. Another thing I've been wanting to do again, since the first time, twenty or so years ago, was to drive the Apache Trail, on a full moon night. With the headlights turned off. Driving by moonlight.

Well, the Apache Trail runs from Apache Junction, East of Phoenix, out past Canyon Lake and Apache Lake, to, you guessed it, Roosevelt Lake. While tonight is actually a full moon, last night was close enough! So, as soon as I finished yesterday's painting, and had it loaded into my blog, i took a record shot out the side window with my iPhone, and headed out.

By the time I made my way out of North Scottsdale, across Mesa and through Apache Junction, it was 8:30 by the time I hit the historic part of thr trail and started my climb to Canyon Lake, and the moon was climbing fast. I turned off my lights and entered a magical world of silhouettes and close contrasts, of subtle grades of monotone wonder. The rocks and mesas and buttes that I had not seen in so long loomed as in a memory or a dreamand were familiar to me. Saguaro and Ocotillo stood out black against the night sky.

Thirty five or forty miles, half on a very rough dirt road, winding, twisting and turning with looming rock walls on one side and a sheer drop off on the other provided a slow enough pace to make the scenery viewable.

Betsy was literally bouncing up and down with glee on the washboard, pot-holed, occasionally washed out road. And her furniture was getting rearranged for free, to boot.

It was a really magical night drive, followed by a great night's sleep along a side road by the lake, then a day visiting with Mac, his brother Skip and friend Mike, followed by a dinner of Navajo Tacos on really good, crisp fry bread compliments of Mike.

For the view from one of Mac's windows, be sure to…

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SUNDOWN ON PLOMOSA ROAD Daily Painting #887

SUNDOWN ON PLOMOSA ROAD

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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I made quite a few runs between Quartzsite and Bouse while camping in the area recently, and this was a familiar part of returning to camp after a day's exploration photography and painting.

Today, the 16th, is Thea's birthday, and we're off to the Handlebar J to try to kick up our heels! ;~) Yahoo!

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4TH AVENUE NIGHT MANAGER #876

 

4TH AVENUE NIGHT MANAGERh

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

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Pity the poor, dreary eyed night manager who has to deal with tired, irritable travelers, determined to get the lowest possible price at all hours. You still see these little mom and pop motels, built, probably, in the 30s or 40s. Many are now owned by immigrants from the Indian sub-continent. Just like their cousins, the chains, though, no matter how many stars; they all serve mainly to increase my appreciation of Betsy.

My own last night in a motel was in a pretty nice Palm Springs motel about three weeks ago. The next morning, as I schlepped my gear down three floors, it occurred to me that I had not slept as well as in Betsy, the gym showers I frequent are all as good as or better than in the motel, and I nearly always manage to find much better wifi connections. It did have a private balcony with a view mainly of rooftops, and I only had a brief chance to enjoy it. with Betsy, I get a choice of views, in many directions, and changeable on a whim!

TV has become more of a nuisance than something to look forward to at the end of the day, leaving the swimming pool, which I never seem to have time or inclination to use, and the one real advantage, a laundry room. I still had to go find change, though, and when you figure in the cost of the room, that was one expensive set of clean clothes.

Oh, yeah, I slept through the “free” continental breakfast. I don't think I missed much, though. Betsy is definitely the way to go from now on for Ol' John Juanderlust!

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NORTH ON CA 78 Daily Painting #862

NORTH ON CA 78

Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches

I spent last night dry camped on the desert between Glamis and Blythe, and enjoyed a great sleep with no noise at all. First time for that in a very long time. So nice to be out of the cities and out of the traffic, especially.

I took it really easy all day, walking in the desert, where I ran into a fearsome monster (You can see him by clicking over to whenapaintersnaps.) taking a few photographs, and driving liesurely up to Blythe, where this old cottonwood tree caught my eye just before I got to the Interstate, which I managed to avoid, except for the bridge across the Colorado River and into Arizona. Stopped at the Flying J Truckstop where gas is $3.19 instead of the $3.49 to $3.79 in California. Just ahead, in Salome, AZ, it's $3.04. OK, it's true, I'm turning into my Dad.

I use GPS Drive by Motion X on my iPhone. It finds routes for me that avoid Freeways and Toll Roads. I like that. I'm in no hurry, and want to see something more than the backsides of big rigs. But to get across the river here would have meant a detour of eight hundred to a thousand miles, and I do want to drive less for a while. It's time to slow down and smell the roses more. Or the creosote.

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