Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Roland Lee Speed Painting

I've started releasing a few time lapse videos of my paintings. It's kind of fun to watch several hours compressed into 40 seconds -- great for people with short attention spans. Take a look at this one of a beautiful desert sunset. "Sand Hollow Sunset"
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"Sand Hollow Sunset" Watercolor painting by Roland Lee
Watch a short 40 second time-lapse video

Kellers Purchase Painting of Spain Scene

I've enjoyed working on a few paintings from our recent trip to Spain. One of my favorite places we visited was the famous "Alhambra" in Granada. I did some sketching there, of course, and also shot some reference photos which I have been able to use in creating these new studio pieces. I was pleased that my good collectors, Gary and Linda Keller, purchased my painting "Palacio del Generalife," or "Summer Palace," one of the spectacular palaces in the Alhambra complex.
"Palacio del Generalife" 10 x 14 watercolor of "The Alhambra" by Roland Lee

Gary and Linda Keller purchased this painting of the "Alhambra" in Granada Spain.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Off the walls. "Cedar Breaks Overlook" Sold

"Cedar Breaks Overlook" sold at Sears Invitational
I was pleased that my painting "Cedar Breaks Overlook" sold at the Sears Invitational Art Show. My painting "Navajo Loop Trail" also received second place award in watercolor.

Roland Lee with award-winning painting "Navajo Loop Trail - Bryce Canyon"

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Just Released. New Roland Lee Instructional DVD


I'm excited to announce the release of my third instructional DVD called "Cliffs of Zion". In this new DVD I walk the viewer through the entire process from reference photo, sketches and initial value study clear through to the finished painting. Techniques such as wet-into-wet skies, scumbling for rock textures, and negative painting for foliage are all demonstrated. You can click here to see a free preview of the video along with a speed painting of the whole process.




Friday, January 13, 2017

The third day of the Arts to Zion artists studio tour continues today. Royden Card and I are enjoying the many people who have stopped by to see our artwork. The open house continues Saturday January 14 and Monday January 16.
Royden Card with his acrylic paintings at the Roland Lee Gallery

Roland Lee with new paintings of the National Parks during the Arts to Zion tour

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Arts to Zion Tour Jan 12-16, 2017


Join me at my studio Jan 12-16, 2017 for the Arts to Zion Studio tour. Organized by art-guru Bobbi Wankier, the tour is a bonanza for art collectors and artists alike. I have invited Royden Card to share my studio space downtown during the tour and he will display original acrylic paintings as well as woodblock prints. I will display plein air and studio paintings of the national parks. We will be closed on Sunday. 165 North 100 East, St. George UT.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Plein Air Landscape Paintings on Exhibit

"Cliffs in the Mist" 10 x 14 collection Tom and Cheryl Sachse
Thanks to V. Parker for purchasing my plein air painting "Angel's Landing" and to Tom and Cheryl Sachse who fell in love with "Cliffs in the Mist" during my Plein Air Landscape exhibit. Stop by my gallery and take a look. Everyone who walks in the door will get a free box of winter art cards, perfect for christmas. No purchase necessary.
"Angels Landing" 6 x 9 plein air painting collection V. Parker

Monday, December 12, 2016

Roland Lee Paintings in Sojourns Magazine

Sojourns Magazine. "Where Two Streams Meet" by Roland Lee

The beautiful Sojourns magazine has used two of my paintings in the current issue themed "Seeing Connections." The paintings "Where Two Streams Meet" and "East Temple Sunrise" illustrate the essay by Lyman Hafen called "The Confluence of Landscape and Memory."

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Zion National Park Plein Air Event 3 minute Video

Youtube video for Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. Features plein air artist Roland Lee and others describing their participation in the 2015 event. Click here to see 3 minute video
Roland Lee paints during 2016 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational

Roland Lee Artist featured in Salt Lake Magazine


I was pleased to be featured in the regional magazine "Salt Lake" spotlighting my artwork and my eight year participation in the Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. The article is entitled, "Art of Wonder - Roland Lee celebrates the National Parks Centennial by painting Zion National Park. Again." As one of the final events in the National Parks Centennial year, this is a a great time to honor those who helped establish the National Park system and made it the great treasure it is today. Early artists such as Thomas Moran and Maynard Dixon celebrated its beauty then, as artists today celebrate it still. pp. 51-52 Written by Lyman Hafen.