Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Plein Air Oil Painting and more Utah photos

"Utah Juniper", plein air oil painting, 10x8"
$495 framed, free S&H

I mentioned a couple of posts ago about the wonderfully twisty Utah Junipers -this one was at the back of our campsite at Needles, so thought I would have a try at it. It would have been much easier to do from a photo -I kept getting lost in the twists! I have attached 2 other photos of great specimens below.

This is another view of the Needles on a wonderful hike that took us right up to the bases of these giants. And boy can the wind howl between them. If you haven't been to Arches or Canyonlands National Parks in southern Utah, you really should put it on your bucket list.

While I was there I found out that the town of Moab (between these 2 parks) sponsors a large, non-invitational plein air event from Oct 7 to 14th -you can find out more info here. I would love to go as the cottonwoods would be yellow-orange -can you imagine how that would look with the reds of the rocks and the blue greens of the evergreens? Smashing...

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


Margaret said...

Such warm and wonderful colours you get to use in these works! Lovely!

Karen Bruson said...

Very nice.

Sharon said...

Thank you Margaret and Karen. Such praise from such fine artists is indeed meaningful!