Tag Archives: Utah

Mostly from Last Summer

I have the hardest time painting without an actual landscape, model, or still life in front of me. At this point I think I should be able to look at what I am doing and make the kinds of changes … Continue reading

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Leaving Canyonlands

I had a good run painting at Canyonlands and this sunset is the last one I completed there. This compositional structure (buttes on both sides that contrast with interior canyons which recede into the distance) became on of my favorites. … Continue reading

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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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Woodblock Printing

Years ago in high school, we had several weeks of printmaking and that is when I fell in love with art. I made quite a few woodblock prints over the next few years but then slowly gave it up as … Continue reading

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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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