|9 x 12 pastel|
It worked perfectly! But heavy! Even with the new "backpack" size pastel box. I ended up carrying the pastel box by hand and everything else on or in the backpack.
I visited The Living Desert park in Palm Desert, California. I had never gone out on their "nature trail" which goes outside of the park into the desert. I hiked about 20-30 minutes and stopped at one of their bench seats to rest. Seemed like a good place to paint, so I did the painting above.
Then I went up the trail a little farther and saw where it starts to scramble up the canyon and then loops along the ridge on the other side to come back. Another day..... So, I headed back to the park and found I was exhausted! Feet, shoulders, back. Just plain pooped!
You can see more pictures of the Park on my website blog here. When you get there, just click on "Artist's Blog". I have some photos of the cactus and desert palms.