The SouthwestI have been in Durango, CO, and SE Utah.
Smiley Cafe is a Depression Era Middle and High School in Durango, now very popular as a cafe and office/studio space. Watercolor in Stillman & Birn sketchbook:
Sand Island campground is at the southern edge of Bears Ears National Monument. Bluff, the nearest town, has about 320 population and was founded in 624. These are cottonwoods as they are just turning to gold in early Oct:
This sketch is in watercolor in a Moleskin notebook. The paper doesn't take watercolor easily, but it can be coaxed.