Rainbow GardensCrystal DiPietro
Oil paint and graphite on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 12 oz.
This piece depicts the colorful Rainbow Gardens area near Las Vegas. While sheltering in place, artist Crystal DiPietro found peace and solace in these hills very near her home. She started the painting with a detailed graphite drawing and then worked in light washes of color to depict the subtleties of the area.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Many artists work with the landscape, but Crystal DiPietro sees her works as different from most in the genre. “I tend not to see landscapes as soft and pretty, but as rugged, dramatic and colorful.” Many of her works depict wild storms and moody sunsets. She spends a lot of time in remote spots and uses layers of color to create her compositions. Her work hovers between a brief impression of a scene and a pure dream. Crystal's landscapes of southern Utah seem to undulate and continuously change. What's interesting, though, is that these mountains and valleys seem to do the same thing in person. In these areas, the view changes constantly throughout the day as the light shifts, throwing shadows of faces, mazes and alien patterns across the cliff faces. Crystal impressively captures what's there, and what seems to be but isn't.