Wrapping Zion

No, not like Christo – more like closing the books on the 2013 Zion Plein Air Invitational. It was so rewarding to be back in that extraordinary environment. I can well believe that visitors to the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis thought Frederick Dellenbaugh’s paintings were fantastical, made-up, unreal. I’m delighted to have parted with most of the pieces I painted there and raised a goodly sum for the Park’s youth outreach and art programs. Many of my pictures were bought by local residents: I take it as a sign they feel I’ve captured something of the beauty they walk in every day.

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I also did a number of outline pencil drawings for paintings that I’ve worked on since I got home. You can see that at least part of my heart is still there.

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3 comments on “Wrapping Zion

  1. oolung says:

    Beautiful pictures. They remind me of a Chinese artist inspired by the mountain landscape whose exhibition I saw in Shanghai (you can check it by googling Zhang Leiping, I don’t want to give the link to my blog because you’ll think I’m spamming you. 🙂 The first link should be to my blog – Down The Dragon Well – anyway, haha 🙂 ) It’s intresting to see the similarities and differences in your and her paintings.

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