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.
I am an artist living and working near Washington DC in the USA. I was born in the UK but have lived abroad most of my life. I paint mostly landscapes and birds but have many interests so you never know what will turn up. Most of the paintings shown here are for sale so please contact me at jeremypearse (at) gmail.com if interested. Thanks for visiting!