12×16″ oil on canvas– Boulder Maze
9×12″ oil– Split Rock Frame
Here are a couple small paintings I made as we camped amongst the boulders at Jumbo Rocks last week. I love how the desert plays with your sense of scale, with rocks shaped like pebbles but four stories high in a vast flat expanse miles wide under an enormous sky. Huddled close to the ground you find wildflowers, horned lizards and a myriad of resourceful life forms– so much small detail and so much space. The Joshua Trees in these paintings give them their scale– without them, these might just be sand castles.
6 thoughts on “Joshua Tree Paintings”
Great paintings of Joshua Tree – one of my favorite places in the world.
Amount my favorite memories growing up is Joshua Tree. Camping there under the incredible stars, rock hounding, hiking,exploring; all are great memories.
Hi Donna— Yes, it is such a fun place to explore. Enjoy your day!
I love these sooooo much!! I got engaged and then later married in Joshua Tree, it is truly a magical place.
Thanks Jessica– It is one of my favorite places, too… definitely magical.