Monday, February 10, 2014

Oasis - California Desert Landscape

                                                           watermedia on Yupo 26x20

It is surprising how much can be accomplished when you`re snowed in! This is what I did yesterday. It has the look of a diorama in a Natural History Museum and I`m OK with that. Those atmospheric murals were some of my first inspirations. Diversity and complexity are what oasis are all about, lots of life going on. The place is Andreas Canyon just south of Palm Springs. I used to know it  like my backyard when I lived in the area in 1980.
The husband has been creative too, playing with his pictures in Photoshop.

available paintings in my studio

1 comment:

Libby Fife said...

This one is just beautiful! I've enjoyed the last several actually. I think I have this scene too in my collection of digital images! Your rendition is really nice.

It's such a diverse landscape-lots to see and consider. When we hiked through there it felt other worldly in a way. Until some people came along of course:) It certainly is an oasis in that area.

I hope your trip went well-it certainly looks like it did.