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Painting of Monument Valley

Monument Valley, acrylic, 24″ x 18″, January 2011. More info at my Paintings page.

I started this en plein air at Monument Valley in September, 2010. We had some warm days this week, so I got out in my “studio” (the back yard) and finished this one. Acrylic for a change, which works better when you’re carrying a painting around outdoors—it dries fast. Strong colors even if it is acrylic.

Those rock formations on the left are called the Mittens. This is an amazing place, with a strong spiritual vibe. The day after I painted this, I got up before dawn and hiked down into the valley, around the mitten on the left, and back up—which took about four hours.

If you ever get a chance, go there and stay at THE VIEW, the Navajo-run motel right there with this view.

2 Responses to “Painting of Monument Valley”

  1. Ernest Hogan Says:

    Beautiful work! You make me want to go back to paint — if only I had the space & time to spare . . .

  2. Toemailer Says:

    Nice painting, love the colours!

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