Monday, January 21, 2013

Painting the Southern Utah Red Cliffs with Water

The January workshop centered around painting the red cliffs of southern Utah. One of my favorite subjects, I always enjoy tackling this landscape theme. We explored several techniques  for portraying both the angularity of the cliffs and the surface forms and fissures. I did three class demonstrations during the two-day workshop. 

The Sentinel is a familiar cliff at Zion National Park. Here we concentrated on the techniques for making a form turn in nature.

I chose a softer color scheme with lots of pinks and purples for this scene near Kayenta, Utah. We studied the effects of aerial perspective on the distant cliffs.
The second day we added the element of water. I used a much warmer color scheme so I could contrast the oranges against the blue of the water in this scene of Ivins Reservoir.

1 comment:

  1. nice painting sir,i also want to learn watercolor