Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cathedral Rock Spire

oil on canvas panel
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I took a series of photographs will in Sedona a few years ago and this one was a favorite.  I caught the moon just as it was setting when we were heading back to the car lot as the sun was setting.  I like the contrast and how hot the rock face appears. 
This made for a great little study as there was a lot of light bouncing around off the canyon walls.  Values were running from hot reds to cool violets and cobalt blues. 
Pencil sketch
I couldn’t resist getting a little involved in the pencil sketch as I love to draw.  Usually, I keep it pretty loose and basic or don’t draw at all and just go into a paint sketching and under painting.

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