MOAB IN NOVEMBER
A promise is a promise, and I promised we'd go on a plein aire trip this year. Finally it came together in middle November. We stayed at the Adventure inn in Moab - my favorite motel in Moab, and painted for three days. The weather was perfect - until the wind came up the last day. Everyone worked hard and created lively and great paintings. We had a ball, ate a lot of good food, and saw the sites.
Arches National Monument is one of my favorites. We spent the day there; in the morning at Double Arches, and in the afternoon at Balanced Rock.
Balanced Rock is one of my favorite land forms to paint. I've done it before and I never tire of its grace and endurance.
Following are photos of the painters at work, and some of my balanced rock paintings. Teressa Carlton
Barbara Allen Amy Daniels
Balanced Rock in the Snow
Balanced Rock- fugue setting
The assignment was to use three pastels (plus colored paper) to create a composition. Light, middle and dark values. A challenge but I had fun teaching it - and doing it. Atmospheric conditions let us see the La Sals behind the rock.
Keywords: arches national monument, art, moab, painting, pastel, plein aire, rock formations, rocks, utah
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