About High Desert Earth

I moved to Colorado almost immediately after learning that there are an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. Geographically speaking, it’s the closest I’ve lived to the sun—at nearly 1 mile from sea-level, the climate is quite arid and the sun is hot in a particular way. In some ways, it feels like an unnatural place for humans to live. The thundering hail storms and majestic rainbows are a reminder of how small we truly are in the face of nature’s force. High Desert Earth captures the brightness and dryness lives in this part of the world, and the colors used in this painting were found on the exact land it depicts.


This painting comes with a tiny glass vial that holds a sample of the foraged rocks or soils that were used to create the colors used to make it. It also comes wrapped in gorgeous branded packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.




This work was painted on 300 lb Arches Coldpress watercolor paper, with a combination of artist-grade and locally foraged pigments. It was sealed with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium to protect it and to bring out the gorgeous earth tones of the rock and soil-based paints. It measures 5x7 inches. 


To frame your painting with a matboard
Making sure your hands are clean, align the painting behind the mat board so that the image is aligned through the opening. Use non-yellowing archival tape to secure the painting to the mat board. You’ll be able to remove it in the future if needed. That's it! You're ready to place it inside a frame.


Please note that the accessories  in these images, including matboards and frames, are not for sale. 

High Desert Earth, 5x7 inches

$110.00 Regular Price
$88.00Sale Price