color pencil rendering - 5.25X7"
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Just finished another small color pencil piece I've been working on for some time; this one being done for a specific purpose that I may go into down the road. But it's not my typical subject and not a regional piece this time. Occasionally I do stray off the tallgrass, and revisit places we've visited or spent reoccurring time. This piece is from the memory/photo bank of a visit by Georgie and I to the Southwest...it's been a few years, but this particular trip was memorable for both of us.
Arches National Park was one destination of ours that was pretty amazing for the senses. Going from NW Iowa to the grand and amazing geological formations of the high desert left an impression! The colors of the high desert, the flora and fauna, and even the feeling of the place were almost magical; kind of like visiting a different planet! We camped out there in the winter - yet had no snow, also with comfortable days...a place we could spend more time in without qualms!
There are many more places in our memory banks I try and revisit in my photographs and artwork. In the meantime I hope you enjoy this "snippet" from a great time and place!