Cathedral Rock, original painting, 12 x 16, impasto, Kit Miracle
Whether or not you believe in the magic energy of vortexes, any visitor to Sedona, Arizona will immediately be struck with just how beautiful the area is. The red rocks with the green juniper trees set against the azure blue skies are just breathtaking.
A few years ago I spent time in Sedona doing some plein air painting. I got up early in the morning or went out again in the late afternoon to catch the light I love so much.
Bell Rock at Sunset, original painting, 12 x 16, impasto, Kit Miracle
This past week, I revisited my photos and sketches from the trip and decided to paint some of my favorite areas again. This time, the paintings are a little larger and have some heavy impasto paint to add texture. I just had so much fun recalling the trip and the time and places while I was working.
Cathedral Rock, back. Original painting, acrylic on canvas board, impasto, 12 x 16, Kit Miracle
Check out these paintings of two of the four vortex rock paintings. Click on the paintings to see closer views which show the texture of the paint. Of course, they’ll be for sale on my Etsy shop soon. I still need to paint the last two sites in the series, Airport Rock and Boynton.
Sedona, final, oil on canvas, 15 x 27, Kit Miracle
I fell in love with the red hills in Sedona, Arizona on my recent visit there. This is a long painting, 15 x 27, which represents the landscape at sunset. Just north of Bell Rock at sunset. Check out the link for a step-by-step. https://my90acres.com/artwork/sedona-hills-at-sunset-step-by-step/
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Sometimes it takes a little nudge to get us out of our ruts. I’m currently traveling in the southwest with a bunch of canvases and paints. They say that travel is good for the soul. All I can add is that it makes me see the world with new eyes. I love the colors, the vistas, the entire flavor of this part of the world. This is a photo taken as I was perched on the edge of the Grand Canyon. I also spent several days painting the red rocks of Sedona. Now I’m in Santa Fe. I’ve discovered that it’s best not to look at the work of too many other artists as I lose focus on my own vision. I brought 19 canvases and intend to return with 19 paintings. Of more or less achievement. Stay tuned.