Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Maze

Painting 1.9, unnamed. This pothole arch is located in the remote maze district of Canyonlands NP. This is the painting that I most often look back on when I'm stuck trying to figure out how to translate what I see into a painting. The texture in the rocks in this painting came out just like I was hoping it would and the dark shadows really express the contrast that I think makes desert landscapes so interesting. There's something special about "The Maze". Its an extremely remote and difficult to reach area of Utah. When I try to paint scenes from this area I'm always inspired imagining the solitude in which these formations exist.

Giclee Print

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