Desert Commission


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Desert scenes seem to be popping up recently. I did this desert scene for my friend Linda Colvin (HarvestMoon) as a present for her friend. Linda has since passed away but the painting is always a reminder.
I found the forest of cacti so alien.


Hi Yorky, sad to hear that your friend has passed. The painting is funny and well composed and executed.

Cheers Tanja
I like how you marked well the shadow mountains in contarst with the lighted moutains.
the bear really makes difference to this landscape painting,
I really appreciate the beautiful landscape. You really captured it well, and the values are excellent.
This is beautiful and reminds me of Arizona terrain. I remember Linda well. She was the Watermedia moderator before me, or one of them.
I absolutely LOVE this painting! But I am so sorry to hear of your friend. I'm so sorry for your loss and fully feel your pain. I've had a few great friends pass in recent years. :(

This is something I might paint, truthfully. I love it. It's a great piece. ♥️ ♥️ ♥️
Beautiful painting. I also like the contrast between the shaded mountain ridge and the sun lit one.
And the bear next to the bear sign brings in a fun factor.