For whatever reason, I have not been able to post....my laptop would freeze at the upload button. But after two attempts this morning-I'm here. Yay. The bottom photo is what I was looking at while I painted the top photo, which was a nice view of the Sonoran Desert out behind the Horny Toad Restaurant in Cave Creek, Arizona. The restaurant was nice enough to let our art group paint where ever we wanted. They also let us keep our gear set up while we ate lunch, which allowed us another hour to paint after lunch-it was great. I still can't get over how completely different it is to paint outside from painting in the studio. So much fun.