Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Watercolor Paintings for the St. George Art Festival

I will be exhibiting a number of new original paintings at the St. George outdoor Art Festival this Friday and Saturday in the St. George City Town Square. The show runs from about 10am until 6pm both days with hundreds of booth displays, plus food, music, and activities for the kids. The weather will be fantastic so come on down.
Zion National Park

Jacob Hamblin Home

Pine Valley Autumn, Pine Valley Chapel
Zion National Park, Temple of Sinawava
Zion National Park Painting

Friday, March 27, 2015

Live demonstration in Zion National Park

Yesterday I was invited to present a live painting demonstration in Zion National Park for Soltis Investments. While some of their conference guests were hiking the canyons, and others were horseback riding along the Virgin River, others chose to watch me paint! I'm not sure they made the best choice, but it was fun to be with them in an intimate corner of the park and share my thoughts and feelings about the role of art in our busy world. Those attending were gracious and seemed to enjoy the experience, as I did. Thanks to my good friend Lyman Hafen for helping me, and to Tyler Wilkinson for setting it up. And a special thanks to Ken and Linda Crandall, who purchased one of my originals, "Watchman Glow" at LaFave Gallery afterwards.
Roland Lee painting in Zion National park
The finished painting, "Springtime in Zion"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Painting Water in Watercolor - Workshop Painting Demonstrations

We enjoyed a pleasant painting workshop last week dealing with the nuances of painting water. I presented several of my favorite techniques for handling the tricky subject, including methods for lakes, rivers, and wet surfaces. We worked on several projects including the three subjects shown here. Most of the students are very experienced artists, so it was fun working with them. Thanks to Becky Whitney at A Passion for Painting for organizing the workshop.

Class demo - Duck Creek on Cedar Mountain. A slow-moving stream

Class demo - A winter pond with still water reflections

Class demo - Lone Rock at Lake Powell with smooth water

Friday, March 06, 2015

LaFave Gallery Displays New Roland Lee Paintings of Zion National Park

"Watchman Glow" a watercolor painting of Zion National Park by Roland Lee is on display at LaFave Gallery
Last Saturday we delivered 8 new paintings of Zion National Park to Kathy LaFave at LaFave Gallery in Springdale Utah. All the paintings are new, and have not been exhibited anywhere else. LaFave is readying her gallery for the Spring/Summer season, which begins soon. Located at the mouth of Zion National Park, the gallery gets traffic from the over 3 million visitors to the park each year. Sales were brisk last year and I am happy to present a whole new show this year. Stop by if you get in the area.
LaFave Gallery in Springdale is displaying 8 new Roland Lee paintings of Zion National Park