Monday, February 14, 2011

Painting In Zion Canyon

"Red Leaf Maple at Zion"
7" x 5"
Watercolor and Gouache

This little painting was done in an Arches 7" x 10" cold press watercolor sketchbook. The scene is on the trail to the Emerald Pools in Zion Canyon. Just over this rise one sees the first waterfall and the lower pool is below you about 60 feet. This trail has many beautiful painting opportunities but it can be a challenge to find a suitable sketching niche off this trail where I won't be in the way of other hikers. I managed to find a spot, sketch quickly and put further layers of color on later in the studio.

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