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Monday, November 29, 2010

Capitol Reef Cliffs

"Capitol Reef Cliffs", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Panel
I'm transitioning to doing more still lifes, but I still have a couple more Utah paintings. This is from the west side of the Waterpocket Fold near the park headquarters, an area blazing with color. It is an exercise in high key values. I had broken my foot a week before we left for the trip, but by the end was taking some fairly long walks in these areas in my "boot."

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  1. When I clicked on the larger image, it made my jaw drop. Really.

  2. Kathryn--thank you! I think maybe in my still life studies I will try experimenting with high key paintings like this one.