The January workshop centered around painting the red cliffs of southern Utah. One of my favorite subjects, I always enjoy tackling this landscape theme. We explored several techniques for portraying both the angularity of the cliffs and the surface forms and fissures. I did three class demonstrations during the two-day workshop.
|The Sentinel is a familiar cliff at Zion National Park. Here we concentrated on the techniques for making a form turn in nature.
|I chose a softer color scheme with lots of pinks and purples for this scene near Kayenta, Utah. We studied the effects of aerial perspective on the distant cliffs.
|The second day we added the element of water. I used a much warmer color scheme so I could contrast the oranges against the blue of the water in this scene of Ivins Reservoir.