We are visiting in-laws at Lake Isabella where the temperature made it over 100 degrees today. Even though this is high desert, it looks even more parched than usual.
Process: The scene lends itself to using Ampersand Orange paper. Painting rocky hills is a breeze just skipping the Patel across the background. I started with two approaches to the underpainting- brushing some areas with ISO while spritzing others where I wanted the nubby bits to show through.