American School (?) 20th Century
Spirit of the desert
Watercolour and gouache on board
32 x 48.1/4 in. (81.3 x 122.5cm.)
Formally in the possession of Credit Suisse Bank
The reds, pinks and oranges of the desert floor are contrasted superbly by the greys, blues and olive hues of the mountains and their shadows. There have been spatter effects applied to give textured effects to the sky, mountains and desert alike which improve the feeling of depth.