Red Rock Heaven
I had the great opportunity to help someone forever remember a
wonderful trip out west through art.
There's a reason many artists live in the west.
The scenes can be breathtaking
and looking at her many photographs of this trip
she was not disappointed.
I selected four of my favorite photographs from her stash
and started painting.
Red Rock Bowl
was my favorite photo and I selected and painted it first.
I didn't like my first finished painting, so started making many adjustments
that could only be classified as starting over.
The second try was a little more successful
this is what I finished with after three tries.
was painted from a photo looking straight up the trunk of a majestic tree.
Always love painting that perspective.
is another of the 6" x 12" size which I have never painted before.
It was of a singular dead pine tree.
I used my artistic license to add the bird in the branch.
Red Rock Valley
is another fun painting with lots of color.
I struggled with the foreground, but finally was happy with the final result.
I think the owner was pretty happy with these paintings.
I know I had a great time working on them and as usual,
Learned a lot.