Plein air painting: Mesas

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9 by 12 inches, oil on hardboard
9 by 12 inches, oil on hardboard

Today I painted right outside our room at the beautiful Castle Valley Inn in Utah. On the mesa in the distance the narrow pillars are called the bishop and nuns, and the wider part is called the rectory. We’re close to the Colorado River, in a cool green valley surrounded by amazing red rock formations. Now that the hottest part of the day has past, we’re heading into Arches National Park (if we can wrestle everyone back into the car). We did some more star gazing last night, some of us from the hot tub. I saw two long shooting stars.

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6 thoughts on “Plein air painting: Mesas

    Meta said:
    June 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    It all sounds heavenly! I love the contrast of the pillars against the sky in this painting.

      debrha responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Thanks – it was beautiful, other-worldly, at least to midwestern me.

    Carolyn Pizzica said:
    June 16, 2013 at 1:16 am

    most people take pictures on their vacation……i love your paintings….such good memories. love, carolyn and jim

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      debrha responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Carolyn! It was a great trip – definitely good memories.

    andreacoliver said:
    June 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Love to see your trip through these paintings! Incredible.

      debrha responded:
      July 4, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Andrea!

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