Friday, July 15, 2016

Painting Zion

The Landing

The Landing is my second attempt to paint scenes from my Zion National Park photos. This was the top corner of a bluff that was across a valley looking into the late afternoon sun. But once I zeroed in on this small part of that composition, I loved the shapes and lines, and the backlighting. Once I got to the finishing stages, I played with the highlight colors a bit to bring out the color in the shadows. I also played with the color in the shadows. Again, I tried to make the leap from how the photo looks to how the actual scene looked and felt. I kept thinking about the blue and orange harmonies I worked with on the music paintings and was looking for opportunities to use some of those.

This is one of the scenes I found where I could totally imagine my story eagle character Tlocan flying around.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Now offering — Posters!

I thought it might be fun to make some small photo posters of the new music paintings, so I'm now offering two different ones in my storefront on Etsy, patriciaryanart. It was fun choosing the background colors, but I did get some help from a friend.

They are:


16"x20" Digital photo print on heavy paper $25 each
You can purchase them HERE.