Saturday, June 10, 2006

Kanab Bluffs 6-3-06

This is a watercolor sketch done from the front porch of the Goodfellow house. We stayed in this house for a family reunion about 9 miles East of Kanab, Utah. The color of the cliffs and the expansive view was amazing.
I don't usually use white opaque gouache on my water colors, but I thought I would try a little to indicate the ranch houses in the distance and the dead branches on the near junipers.
I didn't spend much time improving the composition and I think it shows. I pretty much painted what I saw in about two hours start to finish in one setting. If I ever do a studio version, I would design a more dynamic composition.
Finished size is 12"x16" on D'Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper (WC block).


mackaydesign said...

Super sweet painting, Pop. Wish I could have been there.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful !! I can feel the freedom and fresh air!!