Santa Catalina Mountains – Tucson, Arizona

Derek Alvarez, Santa Catalina Mountains – Tucson, Arizona, Hand Painted on the iPad using Procreate, 2017

I was inspired to create this painting because I looked at these mountains on a daily basis when I lived in Tucson, Arizona. I approached the painting process in a very Cezanne-like way, with big daubs of colors layered over each other in a very loose, yet calculated manner. My wife says this looks like a “happy mountain” and I would agree… I loved looking at it on a daily basis and observing the way the light and shadows would change the “mood” of the mountain. This painting is from a day when both I and the mountain were happy.

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