Tag Archives: Plein Air

Between the Buttes

The Canyonlands is a complex system of rocks, water, earth, and air. The landscape changes dramatically, depending on which mix of these elements is present. The greens here follow Indian Creek, and the yellows are dried grasses. I like the … Continue reading

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Another from the Reservoir

It has gotten hot here in Canyonlands National Park and the attraction of the water, both as a subject and a cooling experience, is considerable. When the winds are strong, lights and darks are reflected in the water and I … Continue reading

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Canyon Across the Reservoir

Canyon Across the Reservoir I spent the day at a small reservoir at the base of a large canyon, painting, swimming, and admiring the beauty of Canyonland National Park. The colors and shapes of this area continue to challenge me, … Continue reading

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Deep Canyon

Today was my third day painting in Canyonlands National Park and I am beginning to get a sense of this beautiful landscape.

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Shapes and Colors of Canyonlands

I spent the day thinking about different color and paintbrush combinations for my Canyonlands plein air backpack. After eight very small sketches, I settled in on using mostly flat brushes and purples, reds, and oranges for most of the rock … Continue reading

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Canyonlands Sky

We arrived in Canyonlands National Park just as it got dark today. The night sky has no moon so far and the stars and Milky Way are spectacular, especially against the dark red buttes. I tried to capture the night … Continue reading

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Another View of Ajax Peak

I think I painted Ajax Peak 8 times from various locations in my 10 days here in Telluride, and this sketch is my latest from this series. It is interesting how much the lighting on the mountain changes depending on … Continue reading

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