I have just completed “Canyonlands Pronghorn”, another pastel landscape.
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I have finished another pastel landscape titled “Dark Canyon Wilderness”.This new image was inspired by the scenery near the junction of Woodenshoe Canyon and Dark Canyons in the Dark Canyon Wilderness area, Utah.
I have just finished a new pastel landscape titled “On The Prowl”. Coyote, the Native American “trickster” surveying his domain.
On a backpacking trip to the north of Natural Bridges National Monument I was drenched by a thunderstorm. The trail had started on the top of a mesa/forest and was red clay which becomes very slippery when wet. The thunderstorm turned into a steady hard rain and I was forced to find a level spot, set up my tent in the downpour and wait it out till the next morning. The following morning was cloudy but at least it was dry. The scene is the canyon the trail dropped into.
I didn’t see any coyotes or any people for the five days of the trip. My wife and I were serenaded by a pack of coyotes on our honeymoon trip about 15/20 miles south of this spot. We couldn’t see them but we certainly heard them. There would be a lot of barking followed by choruses of group howling.
A new pastel landscape titled “Capitol Reef” is a pastel painting of one of the rock formations in the Capitol Reef National Park, Utah area.
This is a scenic “off the beaten path” park that has much to see. A great place to view the stars with its dark nights.
My most recent pastel landscape titled “Canyon Falls” is a rendering of one of the waterfalls in Coyote Gulch, Utah.
Coyote Gulch is located in the Grand Staircase National Monument south of the town of Escalante Utah. The trailhead is roughly 35 miles down the gravel “Hole in the Rock” road off of highway 12 east of Escalante. My wife and I took a refreshing shower under these falls during a backpacking trip.