Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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This is another piece from Canyonlands National Park, Utah. I would say that we've gotten our money's worth out of our annual National Park Pass. My husband has used it 11 times; I've been to 7 parks this year.
I've really been working to be aware of values. It's so easy to just darken the darks, and lighten the lights. I used to tell my students that painting was like doing the laundry (darks and lights.) But, then I realized that most middle school students didn't do their own laundry, so that didn't mean much to them. Anyway, w/in the darks, there are lots of different colors in the same value range. The same is true of the lights. In this piece, I wanted the center of interest and focal point to be the canyon on the right, but I worked the most on the shadow values in the front.
The southwest is filled with pictographs and petroglyphs. This wall of petroglyphs is Newspaper Rock, on the south side of the Park.