Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MORNING IN ANZA BORREGO



They say that time flies when you are having fun............... well I must be having a lot of it since I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted on my blog!
Morning in Anza Borrego is an older painting done from a trip to the South-western US desert some time ago. Mornings in the desert are always special and on occasion, one is greeted with a wonderful cloud formation. That was the idea with this painting and I worked on a 16" X 24" canvas in oils laying in the graduated blue sky first before adding the clouds a little later. The landscape was purposely kept subdued so as to focus the eye on the sky so I used harmonious pastel shades echoed in the sky. I love the small 'popcorn' clouds which are not seen that often and have always found the sky to be a great teacher. It is never the same and I am always surprised and delighted. Evening walks are always a joy as they are timed to coincide with the setting sun. At this time of the year birds fill the sky at this time too so it is an irresistible combination.

8 comments:

john said...

Very subtle painting. Good work. I remember driving through Anza Borrego at night about 30 years ago. We were admiring the myriad of snakes, and rodents out on the road that night.

Carrie'sCreations said...

So lovely!! Love the clouds and the gray blues. Until I saw this painting I never thought about a sea of sand having the same effect as a vast ocean.

John said...

Hi Jeremy,

Looks interesting, but I can't really see your painting at it's best with the photo presently displayed.

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks John, although very hot, there is for me a huge attraction to places like this and I'm sure I'll go back again soon.

Jeremy Pearse said...

Carrie, great to hear from you! I had lost contact since I could never access your website for some reason, so wonderful to have you back. And your comments express my feelings exactly - little wonder is it that I do so many of these types of paintings.

Jeremy Pearse said...

John, I have found a better image of the painting and uploaded it today. Hope this gives you a better idea of the final work.

Peter Brown said...

Jeremy, what a stunning painting. If you're so inclined, I can visualise a much larger version adorning my wall!

Jeremy Pearse said...

Peter, I am inclined indeed! I do have a lot of other stuff to get to first though so it may be awhile (decades probably!) ;)