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Daily Oil Paintings of Kathryn Townsend. The paintings posted on this blog are a journal of process. Daily practice, exploration and experimentation are the life blood of the artist's way.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Canyon Wall Escalante - SOLD

"Canyon Wall Escalante", 11" x 14", Oil on Museum Board SOLD
The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is a vast area of rugged canyons, rocks and cliffs with few roads in Southwest Utah. Many of the roads that do exist are impassable without a 4-wheel drive. The old jeep that we rented came with a GPS unit and a treasure map to ancient Moqui cliff dwellings and dinosaur tracks. We spent our days exploring and stopped every afternoon about 4 pm so that I could paint in the beautiful light.


  1. Great job in capturing the light. Sounds like a wonderful experience and a beautiful place to paint!

  2. Lovely. Especially the simple way you painted the trees. I hope to simplify like that some day!

  3. Your colors and composition here are so inviting! Lovely.

  4. Your muted colors here are gorgeous, Kathryn. There is a calmness to this piece. Lovely.