Utah 2009 Photos and
See also Escalante Plein air 2006 -2011
I did 5 paintings over 4 splendid
days around Escalante with near perfect weather.
Here are the
thumbnails which you can click on to see a larger image.
My pastel "Escalante Sandstone Patterns"
won 3rd Place Award and
was sold during the Silent Auction for $ 335. It was a 9"
x 12" pastel done on Wallis paper and was a blast to do as I
hurried to capture the retreating shadows. Here is a
thumbnail. Click to view the larger image. The oil painting I entered in the competition
16" x 20")
represents my most bold oil to date
with lots of color and the use of complimentary color underpainting, which interestingly I did on all 5 paintings this
week. It represents a new approach which gives me more
Patterns" pastel 9" x 12"
Shadows" oil 16" x 20"
Here are the other three
paintings I did
Into the Circle Cliffs From Boulder Mountain" pastel 8" x 11"
the Circle Cliffs" pastel 9" x 6" (This also SOLD)
"Boulder Canyon Shadows" oil
11" x 14"
Plein Air is a popular
trend in art lately. The term in French means "in open air" and is best described as smaller paintings done
entirely outdoors. The artist transports their art supplies to the site
and he/she then tries to capture the scene quickly before the light
conditions change. The photos below are works I did in the
Canyons Working Art Festival in September
2008. For more detail
about this recent
adventure, be sure to