|Ranch Near Lavender Canyon|
pastel on black Artagain - 9x12 inches
In preparation for Plein Air Moab, I'm completely revamping my plein air pastel set to switch from a summer Rocky Mountain palette to a "fall in Utah canyon country" set, which is - not surprisingly - quite different. Pastels that don't work on the black paper are getting put back in the large studio trays and I'm revisiting others I haven't used much in the past, which is kind of cool.
I spent a good part of yesterday preparing my panels and frames for the event, which turned out to be somewhat time-consuming. I'll post photos later.
Anyway, here's a plein air done on Saturday afternoon, further down La Plata Canyon Rd. It is right across from the parking lot where the PAP4C met on Tuesday to do the group critique. I saw this small cabin tucked between aspen coming into fall color, and knew I had to paint it:
pastel on Artagain - 12x9 inches
So, both radically different landscape paintings here, both as part of getting ready for Moab. Today will be another studio Utah piece, and tomorrow is another trip with the Four Corners group. Then, Wed, Wayne and I go to Moab for an overnight trip and two solid days of hiking (and, for me, casing for locations to paint the following week).
Should be a busy few days!