Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Painting The Virgin River - Zion - Part 2

Boulders on the Virgin - Zion, 8" x 10" Oil; by Greg Newbold
 Here is my second attempt at the Virgin River painted during the early afternoon at Zion National Park. It was interesting that this subject didn't seem to suffer from the dramatic shadow shifts that some of the other Zion vistas exhibited.


I think I was more successful at capturing a range of value and color than the first painting I posted last time. I like the arrangement of shapes and the contrasts of the rushing water in this one and for the most part it works. I think this subject will make a nice larger painting and I'm looking forward to taking it on again sometime.

The view was stunning- what a pleasure to paint in this spot, despite the heat of the day.

4 comments:

Miranda Meeks said...

Really a beautiful painting - the colors are right on; the warms and cools maintain their separation well. The shapes are great too!

Brad Teare said...

That's a tough motif dude. And you made it look great!

Joyeeta Neogi said...

Simply beautiful! You have captured the beauty perfectly!

Greg Newbold said...

thanks everyone. I definitely agree with Brad, that this is a tough subject. I really enjoyed the challenge and I am please how it turned out.