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Oasis 2013

Palm Canyon, Indian Canyons Tribal Park, Palm Springs, California

On a grey January Vancouver day, an opportunity presented itself to go down to Palm Desert with a fellow artist to spend some time painting in the desert.

The clarity of the light in contrast to the grey skies of Vancouver was striking and triggered a whole new palette. Indian Canyon Oasis is truly that, a rich fertile spot in a desert landscape. The way the stark light fragmented the foliage was a visual matrix. The act of drawing directly from landscape facilitates a natural selection of information. It is about memory and experience versus geographical rendering. The initial work was done on site with paper and pastel. Back in the studio, the drawings are developed into paintings and the work is further distilled.

Oasis Drawing 1
Oasis Drawing 1

2013 26" x 20" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 2
Oasis Drawing 2

2013 25" x 20" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 3
Oasis Drawing 3

2013 26" x 20" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 4
Oasis Drawing 4

2013 25" x 20" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 5
Oasis Drawing 5

2013 26" x 20" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 6
Oasis Drawing 6

2013 25" x 20" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 7
Oasis Drawing 7

2013 20" x 26" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 8
Oasis Drawing 8

2013 20" x 25" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 9
Oasis Drawing 9

2013 20" x 25" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 10
Oasis Drawing 10

2013 20" x 25" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawing 11
Oasis Drawing 11

2013 20" x 15" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Drawng 12
Oasis Drawng 12

2013 20" x 15" Pastel on 100% Rag Paper

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Oasis Painting 1
Oasis Painting 1

2013 24" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painting 2
Oasis Painting 2

2013 24" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painting 3
Oasis Painting 3

2013 24" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painting 4
Oasis Painting 4

2013 24" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painiting 5
Oasis Painiting 5

2013 24" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painiting 6
Oasis Painiting 6

2013 24" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painting 7
Oasis Painting 7

2013 24" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painting 8
Oasis Painting 8

2013 48" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis Painting 9
Oasis Painting 9

2013 48" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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Painting No10
Painting No10

2013 48" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas

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