2/22/16

'Sandy Ranch - Capitol Reef'



30x30 oil   gallery-wrapped canvas
$1750 framed

Just finished this piece today.. will wait for it to dry and then varnish.  Mid-morning light in early summer.. alfalfa fields are a rich green.. blue on blue in the distance.  The iconic Sandy Ranch is a magnificent area within the Capitol Reef National Park region.. the road is steep and winding down to the ranch headquarters.  A fun drive :)

* Rainbows are common in this part of the world.. but the ones in this image were made from my crystals when photographing this piece.. thought they were a nice addition.

Below is the painting without the crystal prism highlights :)



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And in it's polished wood frame:






2/13/16

working on 'Sandy Ranch' - painting process


30x30 canvas... a few stages of the 'Sandy Ranch' .. on the border of Capitol Reef NP:



initial shapes.. first phase




adding more contrast and color




defining where the painting is might be going ...




Getting there .. firming up.. now on to the refinements.


*This is not the finished painting .. see the finished painting in the post above.