Besides working on my fine art paintings, I've also been busy with a commission from the local Hi Desert Nature Museum in Yucca Valley, CA. I'm making two habitat dioramas showing some of the wildlife and overall look of our Mojave desert!
So far, I'm still painting the background image which I hope to finish within a few days. I have to say, this is the largest painting I've ever done (86" wide x 67" high / 2.2m W x 1.7m H). And I'm working on the painting on site -- not in the studio, where I would use an easel and all my paraphernalia laid out where I'm used to having it. Oh, well.
Here's how it looks so far -- a slightly modified scene from Joshua Tree National Park:
Then, if I'm not too tired, I work in my studio on my paintings, too!
It'll be nice to have both dioramas finished and see what the response is. I hope they will add much to the museum and that the public will love 'em!
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