'Hillside Symphony'. 5x7. Pastel. Karen Margulis
There is no lack of painting inspiration in Zion National Park. The difficulty lies not in finding something to paint but in choosing from an overwhelming visual feast. Do I want to paint the grand view or the close up vignettes? If time allows it is nice to try both. And that is just what we did today.
'Entering Zion'. 5x7. Pastel
Today we had the luxury of time. I planned this trip last year. I chose the route and picked out the lodging ( of course with the approval of my travel mates) My goal was to spend at least 2 nights at each place with some 3 and 4 night stays sprinkled in. I knew Zion and the Desert Pearl Inn would be a good place to spend extra time, so today was a day to paint.
It was easy to find a place to paint this morning because the view from the coffee shop was everything I needed! Beautiful light and textures. We got our supplies and found a bench. I was in a very colorful mood....maybe because I could see the colors of my pastels! Here is the view....
I also painted this afternoon and used my new Sennelier portrait set which gave me a more subdued painting, I'll post them tomorrow. We head to the Grand Canyon North Rim tomorrow and I'm not sure about Internet so I will post as soon as I can!