Twenty-odd years ago my son Tim helped Frank and Lorna Sanford build a saloon on their desert property some 75 miles from Las Vegas.
No water or electricity but Tim and the Dominguez brothers cheerfully built Lorna's saloon using four-by-eight sheets of plywood.
Of course I loved painting the desert, being careful not to disturb the rattlers under the creosote bushes sheltering from the heat. When we went walking Frank carried a shotgun.
Fortunately he didn't have a problem 'cos the critters knew how to stay out of the way.
I did oils and watercolors, many of them sold but now I have the red 6x8 study that you see above.
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