Sunday, October 30, 2011

Distant Light

Distant Light
18" x 24"  Oil
$595.00 + $20. s/h
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I loved the way the distant canyon was lit up with the afternoon sun light.

While in Moab my husband and I hiked to Corona Arch (it is not in the National Parks.)  It was a fun, but challenging hike, and I took lots of photos.  And, here are some of them:

Much of the hike was across canyons.  There are cairns along the trail so you don't wander off the trail.

At one point we had to climb up this ladder to continue.  (It's bolted onto the top of the cliff.)

This is Corona Arch from about 1/2 mile away.  The little dots below and near it are people.

This arch is before Corona Arch.

Here's Corona Arch from very close.  I don't know how this girl could have rappelled 
from it!!  I plan on sticking to hiking and painting!

Have a happy and safe Halloween!



17 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...
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conservativelybohemian said...

Such a beautiful painting, Pam! I love the ridge of stone; adds a bit of interest to the glorious greens!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Love the distant ridge, reminds me of the mesas in NM! Beautiful work!

Cathyann said...

The thumbnail jumped out. Such a lovely, strong view, Pam... I was hoping that was not you dangling out there !!!

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, Thank you. I loved seeing this ridge.

Thank you Nancy. The Utah light is a bit similar to that in NM.

Cathyann. Thanks so much. No need to wonder it that was me. With my fear of heights, I struggled to just get to some of the arches!

r garriott said...

Just lovely! Such a paintable part of the world. Oh! Those rich reds.

Wendy Mould said...

Your painting is lovely and your photographs are very interesting. It is sure lovely country. I enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Great Colors!!! This painting really pops. It was fun to see the other photos you added to this post.

Fay Terry said...

Beautiful painting, Pam. All your colors in this are wonderful and the sky is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing the other photos of your hike.

Pam Holnback said...

R, thanks so much. Yes, the reds there were amazing. Have you painted/been out there?

Wendy, Thank you for your visit. I like including the photos and getting the fun feedback.

Thank you Amy. I was a little unsure when I did the composition if that small amount of focal point could carry this size painting. But, the light was strong enough that it worked.

Thanks so much Fay. The skies in Utah were breathtaking. And, because of the rain one day, we had such great skies the next.

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful Pam! This one really sparkles in the thumbnail, it must be a gorgeous piece in person!!

Dana Cooper said...

Beautiful Pam! This one really sparkles in the thumbnail, it must be a gorgeous piece in person!!

Lori Bonanni said...

Beautiful sky color and clouds! A favorite! Thanks for sharing your trip!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Dana. So glad you like it!

lori, thank you. The western clouds can be spectacular w/ the wide open skies.

Angela said...

Wow! sounds like you had so much fun plein air painting. Such beautiful pictures.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Pam, I remember starting to follow your blog when I saw some paintings you had done of these natural arches - I even took my laptop up to the studio to show my students your incredible art!

Pam Holnback said...

Claire, thank you! I love hearing this! You wonder what it is that draws someone's eyes to your work. I plan on doing some more of those arch close-ups!