We set out to drive east, this evening, on our way to Kansas City. It was nice to relax in the passenger seat with my sketchbook, after the hustle of packing.
I get a kick out of drawing while driving because it is an exercise in improvisation. You look down at your sketch for a moment, and when you look up, the vista has changed. It is kind of like cooking a favorite recipe while you change your mind about which ingredients to use.
I sketched this as we passed through the Laguna Mountains. There was just a bit of sun on the highest peaks and deep color in the shadows.