Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Desert is My Muse

Desert Muse #1
The desert has captured me and there is no turning back. For this painting I covered the panel with torn pieces of rice paper first and then laid in a watercolor wash over that. Then I began honing in on the plants and the snake.

If I cannot be in the desert physically,  I can keep painting my memories of it and keep myself going that way.

I am following the blog  of Sirena Dufault  who is hiking the Arizona trail alone and it is captivating me like nothing else. I even have a map on my wall of her locations along the trail. Call me obsessed. It is OK. I am.

6 comments:

Robbie said...

Love the colors & pattern! Really nice, Roberta!

Georgina said...

Wonderful colours and I do live in the desert...the Chihuahuan Desert. This is the time to hike or in the Fall when the weather cools down a bit. I prefer to my desert walking in the winter, though. Rattle snakes are sleeping underground, so no surprises!! LOL

Georgina

Roberta said...

Lucky you Georgina! Lucky you!

Diane AZ said...

It certainly does look like the desert is your muse, lovely colors and snake! :)

maccandace said...

It is a lovely and unique place. I just checked out Sirena's blog now, what a neat adventure.

Celeste said...

How wonderful that the desert served as such inspiration, I love your pieces.