This is from a photo by Sarah Dolliver. I asked her for it because the theme for the Beverly Hills Art Show was extreme weather and they wanted me to do a demo but I joked with them that unless they could whip up a storm I’d be working from a photo. The funny thing was that the weather forecast started predicting thunderstorms for the show…but luckily, for all 240 artists, that did not happen. Someone at the show could tell from the painting that this was of the White Sands Desert in New Mexico. It’s a striking photo and image and I hope I did it justice. I’d have worked from my own photo but as they say “it never rains in Southern California”–except when you’re having an outdoor art show!