'Hite Overlook'

First time painting on a cradled wood panel .. gessoed white .. then a layer of magenta acrylic.  I like the wood surface .. not as slick as I thought it might be.

From an overlook along the highway  .. northern end of Lake Powell in Utah ..
The focus of this piece is on the abstract patterns made by the rock formations that used to be covered by the lake.  Hite was a busy marina for houseboats and fisherman .. no more.  This scene is from when there was still some lake water .. but because of persistent droughts in the Southwest .. only the ancient Colorado River flows by now.

16x16   oil on wood panel     $925

maple floater frame

I might paint a pink glaze over the finished piece like this earlier version .. I like it :)