Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MORNING IN THE DESERT


This painting is one of a series of works that I did while visiting the deserts of Southern California and Arizona some time ago. Here the mountains near the Salton sea are still in shadow and the day is shaping up to be another hot one! I was excited by the colors and tones of this scene, along with the distant mountains and sparse scrub in the foreground. Difficult to get right but I tried hard to capture something of the spirit of the place. It was a wonderful time spent driving around with Mo and friends - thanks to Nancy who started it all! Size is 6 1/2" X 17" (16.5cm X 43cm) - oil on canvas.

3 comments:

John said...

Looks like it's going to warm up !

Didn't I see John Travolta running around this sort of landscape in "Broken Arrow" ?

john said...

Another superb landscape. Very inspirational to me. Thanks for posting it.

Jeremy Pearse said...

Probably, although when we were the, the place was pretty much deserted (excuse the pun).

Thanks for looking and the comments John.