Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Arch Rock at Valley of Fire 18 X 24

Valley of Fire
is a Nevada State Park which consists of fascinating natural rock formations.

Depending on the time of day and where the sun reflects on the rocks, they are various shades of red to pink to beige. On this particular there were lots of high ,mostly thin clouds, which made me think the rocks looked like " water colored pictures" ( of course this one is oil ).
In the fall and spring this is a great place to picnic, hike, bike or even just drive around and marvel at the beautiful scenery. The rocks here have various names like 7 sisters, beehive etc. so I will be painting many of them.My next one ( already started) is a 5 Ft. by 4 Ft. Close up of just the arch. I will post it when finished.


  1. Great job on the rock - colors, planes, shadows. I can't wait to see the close-up!

  2. Thank you so much. The close up is more time consuming because of it's size (and numerous interuptions)but hopefully I will finish it next week. I'll post it when It's done.