Desert mountains are mostly gray and brown barren rock piles, except for the occasional spring blush of green; and that only lasts a brief time before the sun sears it dry.
What does this mean to you, the eager student? Painting this scene provides you with a superb example of how to look hard at the “color of the light”, (one of Diane’s favorite mantras) then choose the color you intuit, and exaggerate it. Then you will have captured the soul of your subject while expressing your own reality.
In addition, the DVD deals with bushes near and far, sand in the foreground, light and shadow, and so much more.