Summer in the Light, Winter in the ShadeCrystal DiPietro
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Signed on back
20 " h x 60 " w x 1.5 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
I had been meaning to paint this view for many years, but could never quite work out exactly how I wanted to portray it. Finally, on an early spring day with clouds casting shadows and just the right amount of snow, my vision was realized!
This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.
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.