Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Virtual Return to Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Watercolour and oil pastel
©2018 Charlene Brown

When we were in Palm Springs for Christmas in 2016 and we went up the tramway – a truly spectacular trip along the Chino Canyon – I made a couple of very small watercolour sketches. After returning home, I produced a larger painting of one of them, the view from the top.  Now that we’re not going to the States so much, I found myself getting a little nostalgic and decided to do something with that other sketch. This view back up the mountain, when it was starting to get dark includes palm trees at the base, silvery-white ghost trees in the ravines, and finally the huge Christmas tree at the top.