Monday, August 29, 2011

Ring of Light

8 x 12 Pastel on Uart paper

We've been having some very hot weather here in Southern California and although I should be dreaming of cool mountain streams, the heat inspired me to re-visit some images from a recent trip to the Anza Borrego desert area. It was pretty warm during that trip so we were doing most of our hiking early in the day.

Here in Sheep Canyon the sun was just starting to creep into the rocks. The other side was already fully illuminated which cast a golden yellow light into all of the shadows instead of the usual blues that would normally dominate. That warm light throughout is what I was trying to capture in this painting.

This painting is available at Daily Paintworks

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