Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Plein Air Oil and Arches NP photos by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Big Bend Beach -Moab", plein air oil painting, 12 x16"
$695 framed, free S&H

I painted this scene of the Colorado river flowing through the canyons just outside of Moab, while my sweetie BBQ'd a spectacular feast. Now THAT is the way to do plein air!! The river is very murky with a greenish sediment this time of year, which I found to be quite amazing, and a perfect compliment to the red canyon cliffs.

This is "Landscape Arch" in Arches National Park. It is very thin and as long as a football field. The photo doesn't show how tall the opening is, but it is about 100 feet up. You can't hike right up under this one, in case it falls down!

Hiking in Arches is amazing! This is one arch we came upon totally by surprise. It was about 75C and sunny that day, a welcome relief from the cold and snow of home.

You can see the tiny figure of my hubby under this arch -and he is pretty tall himself! I was really glad that my Panasonic Lumix has great telephone and wide angle capabilities. Both came in very handy on this trip.


To purchase this, or commission your own painting, please email me.


Cheryl said...

Wow - to both the painting and the photos, but especially the painting!!!!!

Sharon said...

Thanks Cheryl!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful. You nailed those red rocks.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much Mary!

Murray Elliot Breen, aka Surfthearts said...

Good Stuff! ...Great pics, great painting!

Murray Elliot Breen, aka Surfthearts said...

Good Stuff! Great pics & painting!

Sharon said...

Thanks Murray -have you been to Arches?