Joshua Tree might be one of the coolest, most interesting place I have ever been. Their slogan is the worlds greatest playground or something along the lines of that, and I whole heartedly agree. The actual rock climbing would be enough, but the hiking and local flora put it over the top.
I have definitely found a new subject matter here, the trees are right out of a Dr. Seuss book and I've loved painting them. Here is one of the new paintings, keep in mind its only 2" x 3".
This wonderful place has definitely helped me start painting a lot again. I'm hoping the folks back East will appreciate them too, with all my art festivals being out there.
I have been working on two other projects as well, a commission for my friend and wildly talented singer Micah, check out his music here; http://www.myspace.com/micah-music. Also a greeting card for a rochester veterinary hospital, they send birthday cards to all their regular patients. So there's lots to keep busy with here on the road!