Sunday morning turned out to be a perfect day for outdoor painting with Ouida Touchòn and we headed off to Aguirre Springs on the northeastern side of the Organ Mountains. The drive in took longer than usual as Ouida had to keep stopping for me to snap pictures.
We both found cool shade to work under, and Ouida poured a kicker coffee from her flask. I set up in the sandy base of an arroyo (gully) looking up toward The Needles formations and then proceeded to scratch and rub around in the dirt and rocks like a restless chicken.
This was a lovely link back to the woodcut lessons I did with Ouida in 2013. And this morning she gave me phone support, as she walked her dog, and ran through correct tool sharpening technique! This time I took notes.