Here I am, looking sporty. You can see how nice I am.
I am just going to show some photos tonight and let you see the Big Bend national park where I have spent the last ten days painting. I have made a lot of work, far more than I have showed you. After I take it home and buff it up, it will return to Kornye gallery in Fort Worth Texas.
Here is another rough 24 by 36. I spent two afternoons on this one and it will go to the studio for finish as usual. I will post some of these from the trip when I get them finished.
Here is my traveling buddy, and old friend Scott Moore from Stockton Springs, Maine. This was taken the day it was 102 degrees.
This is a view looking up into the Chisos mountains. Big Bend contains an entire mountain range. It is enormous. Big Bend is also the least visited National Park in America. It is out in the sticks, very wild and often very hot. The park is on the northern most part of the great Chihuahuan Desert.
Above is a view up from near Panther Junction, where the visitor center is. As you can see this is very dry very unforgiving country. The sun and desert dryness will KILL you if you don't bring enough water and get lost.
Here is a long view across the desert to the Grapevine Hills. This is pretty typical of the plains part of the park. I find it very beautiful, although I suppose it might not be to everyone's taste.
This road leads out from Dagger Flats, named after the Spanish Dagger plants found here in profusion, not for a knifing event. Tommorow I will be back on the road, heading home, with a couple of stops on the way.