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TUCSON GALLERY

 

Tucson has a varied desert landscape. Two of the views here are from the still-rustic Tucson Mountains, west of the city. To the north are the Catalina mountains, which offer snow about 1 hour's drive from the heart of town. Drives in other directions offer many experiences among Sonoran Desert landscapes.

 

480 - Afternoon View of Tucson from the Tucson Mts. Hiking the Sweetwater Trail in the Tucson Mts.
490 -- Afternoon View of Tucson from the Tucson Mts. This is another view, some months later, at a much larger scale, from a location close to the previous site. The Tucson Mts. are a semirural residential area west of Tucson. Many of us have been engaged in trying to preserve it from urban sprawl. Painted from nature. (Copyright William K. Hartmann). 5 -- Hiking the Sweetwater Trail in the Tucson Mts. (Copyright William K. Hartmann).

140.5 - Afternoon Light on Baboquivari 421 - December, Bear Wallow, Catalina Mts, Arizona
140.5 -- Afternoon Light on Baboquivari, sacred peak of the Tohono O'odham. Baboquivari is a prominent peak near Kitt Peak National Observatory, west of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation. It figures in O'odham myth and history. This was painted from life during a hike to the summit. (Well, the others reached the summit; I stayed in the saddle and painted.) (Copyright William K. Hartmann). 421 -- December, Bear Wallow, Catalina Mts, Arizona. The Catalinas include a national forest recreation area north of Tucson, about an hour from the city. It may not look like the conventional view of the Tucson area, but it offers a refuge from the summer heat and unfamiliar ski conditions during part of the winter. This was painted from nature (by a very cold painter) after a snowstorm in the area. (Copyright William K. Hartmann).

380 - Moonlight View Across Tucson Basin from the West 388 - Morning at Sanctuary Cove, West of Tucson
380 -- Moonlight View Across Tucson Basin from the West. I was struck by the contrast on the cloud surfaces between the copper-red color of the city glow on the bottom side, to the more silver-blue tone of the moonlight on the illuminated edges. (Copyright William K. Hartmann). 388 -- Morning at Sanctuary Cove, West of Tucson. This is a small park with a chapel for meditation. (Copyright William K. Hartmann).

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