Monday, January 15, 2018

Sagebrush Sanctuary, Surreal Landscape in Oil Pastel

Sagebrush Sanctuary, © 2018 by Sheryl Karas

In this oil pastel painting I went for a pretty unusual viewpoint. You are in the crawl space underneath a Desert Sagebrush plant where a rabbit or other tiny creature might live. Seed pods of wild grasses swing in the wind above your head. You are looking through the vegetation at the sunlight coming through the top of the Sagebrush plant with smaller plants underneath reaching towards the light. A friend of mine says it reminds her of fertility and I have to agree!

The original is 12" x 12" on cradled panel. Giclee prints on canvas are available in my Etsy shop.