Oil painting of rock cliffs in the distance

Working Late
22 x 28 in.
Available through the artist

John Budicin: This site is from River Walk Park in Tucson, Arizona. I was teaching a week-long plein air painting workshop in Tucson, and this was one of the locations chosen to paint from. I arrived early in the morning in order to choose an area that could accommodate a dozen painters. It was the end of the day teaching, and most had gone home.

Ready to leave myself and having packed my gear, the late afternoon light on the mountain caught my eye and I could not walk away. I quickly set up to paint. I chose an 8 x 10 in. canvas to quickly capture the late afternoon light. This painting is the result of the field painting. Hence the title.

This painting received the Founder’s Award at the Briton Museum’s “Bighorn Rendezvous” in Big Horn, Wyoming.

I currently reside in San Bernardino California.

Most subjects I paint are everyday places that, with the right light become magical. The intimacy which develops between artist and nature takes time to nurture and can only be developed painting outdoor.

I am a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America and Past President, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and The California Art Club

My work can be seen at:

Helena Fox Fine Art, Charleston,SC
Huse Skelly Fine Art Gallery, Balboa Island, CA
Portico Fine Art Gallery, Montecito, CA