Sunny Rugged Desert

Watercolor landscape painting Joshua Tree National Park by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Sunny Rugged Desert

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 16.75″h x 21.75″w, 1996. Private collection.

The scenery in the Joshua Tree National Park is beautiful. There are abundant old, eroded granite outcroppings that are like giant sculptures. This painting is an example of those rocky outcroppings. I like to paint them because they are roundish, curvilinear, and full of character – the type of shapes I like.

Original is sold.

Note: Image Watermark of Copyright and/or Website are NOT on the Original.

Split Rock

Watercolor landscape painting Joshua Tree National Park by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Split Rock

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 18″h x 22″w, 1981.

This is an early landscape style that I painted on location in Joshua Tree National Park at Split Rock. This style was done without doing any prior sketching. I would pick a spot to paint and just go for it. Since I was only able to paint a few hours each day, it took several days to complete the painting.

This is one of a series of paintings I did that spring in Joshua Tree National Park.

Original is sold.

Note: Image Watermark of Copyright and/or Website are NOT on the Original.

Hidden Valley

Watercolor landscape painting Joshua Tree National Park at Hidden Valley by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Hidden Valley

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 22″h x 28″w, 1983.

I painted this on location in Joshua Tree National Park at Hidden Valley. This style was done without doing any prior sketching. I would pick a spot to paint and just go for it. It took several days to complete the painting since I was only able to paint a few hours each day in order to keep the lighting similar.

This is one of a series of paintings I did that spring of Joshua Tree National Park.

Original is sold.

Note: Image Watermark of Copyright and/or Website are NOT on the Original.