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Judith Monroe - "Desert Dance"

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Artist: Judith Monroe
Title: Desert Dance
Medium: Mixed Media on Panel
Dimensions: 18"h x 36"w

Photo transfer, acrylic, color pencil, ephemera, polished rock, and dried pressed leaves on cradled wood panel.

"Desert Dance" presents landscape imagery. The scene captures a natural environment under a vast sky, which occupies the upper half of the composition with a slightly textured appearance. Below, a prominent tree with dense foliage anchors the right side of the painting, set against a backdrop of open space that showcases a vista stretching into the distance. The landscape features the warm tones of earth and vegetation, depicting rocky outcroppings, shrubby foliage, and grasses, which provide a blend of greens, browns, and hints of yellow. Two birds are visible soaring in the sky, giving a sense of scale and movement to the otherwise serene setting. The foreground includes detailed textural elements that contrast with the smoother depiction of the distant landscape, creating depth and a sense of three-dimensionality in the painting. Monroe has paid careful attention to the interplay of light and shadow, particularly on the tree and the rocks, highlighting the natural textures and contours of the environment. Overall, the artwork evokes tranquility and the beauty of a natural landscape under a broad, open sky.