The Desert September 14, 2014 by penny I made several miniature landscape paintings. This one is my interpretation of the California desert where I lived for 10 years — stark, harsh at times, and always beautiful. Author: penny Lifelong artist coming from a Montana farm. Graduated Seattle University, married for more than 40 years, 2 sons and a son-in-law. Did architectural drafting, painting and sculpture. Now focused on graphic story art. Currently living in Los Angeles.