Friday, January 06, 2017
Sketches, film and paintings from a road trip to Monument Valleys and Arches National Park, Utah via Nevada and Arizona.
'Moab' cow skull study Pen & ink
'Wolfe Ranch' - homestead of John Wesley Wolfe built in 1888
'John Wayne's Cabin' I loved this little cabin at Monument valley used in John Ford's 'She Wore a Yellow Ribbon' as the exterior of Capt. Nathan Brittles' quarters.
'Monument' another approach to depicting the Mesa looking for the abstract shapes.
'Eagle Mesa' quick sketch overlooking the valley. That's not a matte painting behind but reality!
'Delicate Arch' - one of the most stunning natural forms I've ever seen. Too cold to paint but managed a quick sketch.
'Monument Valley' I've always wanted to see this epic wonder of the world, John Ford country. Constantly changing light & freezing weather made painting a challenge but I had to give it a go.
Arches National Park
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