Description 40 x 30 Oil Painting on Canvas;Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California. During summer, it is thought to be the hottest place on Earth.The valley floor is below sea level for 70 miles. Ultimately, the terrain bottoms, at Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level.Its Furnace Creek and the Amargosa River flow through part of the valley and eventually disappear into the sands of the valley floor. As the area turned to desert, at Badwater Basin, the water forms temporary lakes after heavy storms. As the water evaporates, minerals concentrate until only the salts remain. After thousands of years, enough salts have settled here at the bottom of the continent to create the vast thick layer of salt on the valley floor.
Lisa Lu, State of Washington Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Lisa first started painting with color pencils at the age of 10, and she has always loved to paint ever since; it allows her to express feelings with a peaceful mind. Self-taught and self-developed in watercolor and ink painting, each of Lisa's painting is a journey to adventure. Lisa presently resides with her husband and their son in the State of Washington. She is a licensed architect, and currently works in an architecture firm, while continuing self study and painting on architecture and landscape subjects in watercolors.