Sunday, March 02, 2014
We are in Ridgecrest California for a few days, teaching a watercolor workshop for the Desert Artists League. Yesterday on the way down we took a sidetrip through Death Valley National Park. Being the lowest point in the nation you expect it to be sweltering hot, and it usually is. But with a rare series of heavy rains over the past two days, the valley was inundated with water and we enjoyed a real visual treat both in the sky and on the ground. Enjoy the photos.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Book Signing Planned for Art of the National Parks- Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations
|Paintings of Roland Lee are included in the book, Art of the National Parks - Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations from Fresco Publishing|
|Left to right: Nancy Stem, book designer; Roland Lee, artist; Kay Fowler, publisher; and Jill Burt, Zion Natural History Association marketing director in Albuquerque, New Mexico.|
The Arts to Zion Art Studio Tour recently filmed a short video interview with watercolor artist Roland Lee in his studio. Roland talks about his painting career and how he draws inspiration from nature for his watercolor paintings. Click on the photo to view.
|Watch a 3-minute interview with artist Roland Lee in his studio|
Enjoying a few days in beautiful New Mexico with APPL meetings in Albuquerque and gallery hopping in Santa Fe. Santa Fe is one of the great locations for western art with literally hundreds of fabulous galleries. We especially enjoyed the Mountain Trails Gallery and the paintings of fellow artist and Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational participant Dave Santillanes.
|Here's a photo in Santa Fe that invites your own caption!|
Thursday, November 21, 2013
|Salt Lake City's Best artists!|
|8 x 12 "Cottage Gate" Workshop Demonstration Painting|
|8 x 12 "Irish Welcome" Workshop Demonstration Painting|
|8 x 12 "Shakespeare Memories" Workshop Demonstration Painting|
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
This workshop explored the textures and colors of ancient crumbling walls in the British Isles. We studied how the light and shadow affects the way we see nature as we painted castles, cottages, and gardens of England and Ireland. Organized by Margo Cook with help from the Utah Watercolor Society we had an outstanding group of artists show up at the SUP headquarters building in Salt Lake City for the two-day class. Class participants included: Mark Rose, Coddie Madsen, Shari Cannon, Marjorie Anderson, JoAnne Hamm, Dewey Hansen, Tammy Northrup, Jen Brown, Lynne Peterson, Diana Edvalson, Glade Kirkham, Barbara, and Catherine Humphrey.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
|Roland Lee demonstrates how to do a watercolor painting at Zion National park|
|Participants gather to ask questions following Roland Lee's painting demonstration during the 2013 Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational|
|An audience of about 80 people watched as Roland Lee completed a demonstration watercolor painting in Zion National Park at the Zion Plein Air Art Invitational|
Saturday, November 09, 2013
|Bob and Louisa Geiger celebrated their anniversary in Zion by purchasing two of my plein air paintings for their home.|
|Collector Kim Cook (right) joins me after purchasing one of my paintings at the wet-paint sale. Melanie Madsen-Thatcher and parents Mr. and Mrs. JR Madsen enjoy the paintings.|
|The Riley's were first at the Saturday public opening to snatch up one of my plein air paintings.|
Sunday, November 03, 2013
|Margo Cook and Dixie Stoddard|
|Vanessa's sketchbook pencil study|
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
|The main lodge at the Clear Creek Guest Ranch, east of Zion National Park|
|Roland Lee painting during the 2012 Zion National Park Plein Air Invitational|