Monument Valley – In Progress

Monument ValleyThis past March, over Spring Break, Mike and I took our travel trailer on its maiden voyage to Monument Valley where we spent a few days touring around the beautiful countryside. Of course we took a lot of photographs. I had hoped to do some watercolor painting while we there, but we never spent enough daylight hours in one location for an extended painting experience. Because of that, I am now working on a 24″ x 36″ oil painting based on this photograph that I took while we were touring in the valley.
In-Progress #1At this point I have been working on the painting for a couple of weeks. I am working from the background forward and just finished the section beneath the sheer cliffs on the right side of the painting. I am not a realist….I definitely work in a more painterly style, it is what I like to do the most. I like the play of bolder and brighter colors sitting side by side each other. Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. Mike and I are getting together with my sisters for breakfast. Afterwards, I know I need to do some more studying for my assessment center test because I have to take the test next Saturday. Hopefully, I will have some time in the afternoon to work on the painting as I would like to complete the hillside that is behind the man on the horse. I will have to wait and see.


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