Saturday, May 22, 2010
Telephone Canyon - Big Bend National Park
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This piece is done from several photo references taken in January during our trip to Big Bend National Park. Photos can be a great reference for paintings, as long as they are just that, references. I don't just copy a photo. To create my paintings I use the photos to give the viewers a "sense of place." I want the viewer to feel what I felt. To see what I saw. This is Telephone Trail. It took us at least 40 minutes of driving on a 4 wheel drive road to get to the trail head. Our car was the only car in the lot. It was a fun, beautiful hike. That's what I want to express.
We headed down the trail and had to walk over or around the rocks in the photos below.