This is a time lapse of drawing the cottonwood tree on highway 128, near my hometown of Moab, Utah. I drew a very precious and beautiful, rather dramatic tree from sunrise to sunset as the first phase of a mural painting.
This mural is a tribute to my father's legacy in Moab, Utah. He was a big part of creating this bike path that runs along the river road, a treat to many locals and visitors alike. He also insisted on spending the extra (significant amount) of money to build a bridge to take the path around this singular and iconic Cottonwood tree, rather than knocking it down and building on the shoulder, as per the original plan. The tree itself is the greatest testament to his achievements, but I'm honored to venerate it this way as well.