Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Desert Girl

"Desert Girl", 10 x 8, Oil on Panel
The expanse of countryside northwest of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco along the coast is green and fertile--not what I expected. But on the other side of the mountains we stayed in a desert camp by the dunes. It was beautiful and we hiked one day to a Berber camp about two miles away. The young girl was in the tent with her mother when we crowded in to talk. She was extremely shy.

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  1. beautiful soft color scheme, It enhances her skin tones and has an 'old world' feel

  2. Mary--thank you for your comment! This was one of the first paintings I did when I got back from the trip and I will still in major jet lag. Its an odd experience to paint under those circumstances.