There are many permanent inhabitants in the Pala Duro Canyon.  These wild turkeys are among the easiest to capture on camera.  They are quite skittish but so plentiful that there are almost many of them around foraging in the underbrush.

Finding subjects to paint in the desert is an easy thing to do.

Perhaps not so easy to execute as the are often complicated arrangements of texture, subtle color shifts and multiple overlays of objects.