Monday, May 19, 2008

Mojave Nocturne..the desert at night


The desert at night...if you have never been there to feel that you need to! Summers are anywhere from super cold to down-right hot! Still, it is pretty awesome being in the desert in the moonlight. Naturally, I couldn't wait to paint a scene from the Mojave desert which is located right over the mountains from where I grew up in Pasadena. Out here we call it the High Desert because it is up there elevation wise except for it's lowest part, Death Valley, which is below sea level and hot as heck! We also have other desert parts called the low desert...looks about the same too like where Palm Springs is, gets hot there too!
Anyway, this scene is off of a road crossing the desert called Pearblossom Hwy. In the distance you can see the back of the mountains that had snow on them at the time.

2 comments:

Alexandre Jay said...

Wow, I love this painting! Nocturnes are a real fav for me.

Ron Guthrie said...

Alexandre,
Gld you like this one. The desert is a very special place and that is only enhanced once the sun goes down. I love nocturnes also. Darn that Whistler...its all his fault.
Ron