Persistence • 15×20 Original Watercolor by Karen Hilliard
ON DISPLAY in the NEVADA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY FALL SHOW
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These flowers and cactus were found on the Fire Wave Trail in Valley of Fire State Park. My husband and I love hiking on the sandy paths in the early morning before other people arrive. As the sun rises over the valley it casts amazing light on the sandstone throughout the trails. I tried to emphasize the early morning colors before the shadows grow really strong against the rock. “Persistence” is the title to show how desert life consistently tries to survive despite difficult circumstances.