Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sedona Summer




Sedona Summer 30x40 o/p This is a view from near the base of Coffee Pot Rock. I think the bluish grass is a variety of fescue.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sedona to Zion





I've been putting some time in the studio after enjoying a family trip to California. We rafted down the Kern River, paddled on Lake Isabella and got to see the big redwood trees in Sequoia National Park. I didn't do any painting on the trip, we were too busy playing! This is a pic of Megan, Sarah and I at the base of a giant redwood with an enormous burn scar.


I may do some paintings from photos taken on that trip, but for now here are two new paintings from my neck of the woods (or should I say desert?)...

Gibralter Rock and Rain 24x30 o/p This is a view near Sedona of Gibralter Rock on the right looking north to the Church Spires on the left during a monsoon shower. Sedona is a city in an area that easily could have been a national park or monument. It's a great place to visit and paint.

Zion Canyon Dream 16x20 o/p Zion Canyon from high up one of it's many walls. I like this view as it shows the variety and height of the canyon walls plus the river reponsible for most of it. I think the Virgin River has done a pretty good job carving this canyon! I worked this up from the smaller study seen in the previous post. The last two photos show some of the brushwork and colors up close.