Snapshot of the Desert

Today’s drawing features a piece of artwork from the 2007 Invitational Death Valley Art Show & Sale.  During the show, you must start a Plein Air drawing/painting of something seen within the Death Valley area. 

Pencil Plein Air of the Desert

Pencil Plein Air of the Desert

The challenge of this is to actually complete something before Sunday morning breakfast/auction.  All artists are allowed to start their piece of artwork on Thursday, but must have it completed and framed by Sunday @ 8:00 am.  For many, this is completely do-able.  For me, this was a HUGE challenge, since my drawings take so much time to complete (see Frequently Asked Questions –>  ).  When I completed it Saturday night, I was relieved to have completed the drawing.  During the Sunday morning auction, it was sold for $350, with half of the profit going towards the annual Death Valley Scholarship. 

I really enjoyed this drawing, because it was study in values and tones taken in the late afternoon, when the shadows are long.  Hope you like it!!!


About Geri Dunn

Western Graphite Artist
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