This canvas was the first in a series of paintings I created last year based on my visit to Joshua Tree National Park in Fall 2011. The park is located in the southern region of the Mojave Desert, just east of the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs, California. I had never really seen a desert before, and I was totally captivated with its beauty and remoteness.
"Joshua Tree #1." Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches. Completed July 2015.