Thursday, June 12, 2014

Amon Basin & Little Badger Mt Study

"Amon Basin & Little Badger Mt Study" 6x6 oil on 3/4" cradled panel, ©Laura Gable
A friend asked if we could meet to paint in the early morning about 6:30am, before he went to his day job. Knowing that the light would be changing super fast, we selected this spot and I chose a small canvas on which to work for about an hour. The Amon Basin preserve is a wonderful undisturbed area tucked in and around several housing developments. We were surrounded by sage brush and dry hillsides, which shelter these ponds and water plants off the main arterial. The area has abundant wildlife: herons, egrets, red winged blackbirds, quail, pheasants, and chukars, bunnies, snakes and lizards. The morning chatter of bird calls provided a melodious atmosphere.

Recently the area is under scrutiny again, as roadways are being planned and breaching this pristine area is again being considered. More about the Amon Basin here: http://tapteal.org/abouttaptealnatureconservation/amon-basin/

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