Tonight at our Watercolor Society meeting I showed my sketchbook from the “Footsteps of Thomas Moran” paint-out. It reminded me that I had not posted many of the drawings on the blog. So here goes:
This was a pencil study of an old snag in East Zion. I decided to throw in a few watercolor washes in the style of Thomas Moran.
Thomas Moran had sketched from this vantage point where the Zion Visitor’s Center now stands. However I chose to sketch the West Wall showing the back of The Streaked Wall, the Beehives, and part of the Sentinel.
The Temple of Sinawava rises abruptly on the East wall behind the entrance to the Zion Narrows Trail. You have to look practically straight up just to sketch it. In the photo below I am holding my sketchbook high to check my drawing.