Watercolor meets Red Rock and Navaho Sandstone

 

The 30 participating Utah Watercolor Society Artists at Robber's Roost Book Store in Torrey Utah

The 30 participating Utah Watercolor Society Artists at Robber’s Roost Book Store in Torrey Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was one of 30 watercolor artists from the Utah Watercolor Society who were invited to participate in the first annual Arts and the Park Light on the Reef at Capitol Reef National Park.

First day and first painting.

First day and first painting.

 

The first day and first painting was a short afternoon hike up Capitol Gorge.

 

 

 

 

The light was perfect

The light was perfect

 

Cliff Shade

Cliff Shade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second day, second painting was a short hike up Sunrise Point off of the Gooseneck Road. Dave and I found a good spot and then he took off to explore and take a hike in the National Park.

Gnats

Gnats

 

There were two kinds of gnats, the ones that randomly fly into your eyeballs and die and the ones that bite. Both kinds were out in force.

 

Dave hiking out

Dave hiking out

After a morning of gnats and painting, it was nice to have the help of a pack horse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third day, third painting

Third day, third painting

Third day, third painting was no hike, painting one hop skip and jump from the van but an early start to catch the light.

 

 

 

 

 

Morning light hitting Navaho Dome

Morning light hitting Navaho Dome

Becky Hartvigsen painting at Navaho Dome, Capitol Reef National Park

Becky Hartvigsen painting at Navaho Dome, Capitol Reef National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One solution for gnats was this lovely painting attire.

One solution for gnats was this lovely painting attire.

 

This is how I looked when I met the car load of ladies from China and the bus load of people from France and the people from Germany and the Netherlands and several random bikers.

 

 

 

The ladies from China

The ladies from China

The bus load of people from France.

The bus load of people from France.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After three days of painting, the watercolors were framed. Morning light at Navaho Dome was framed thanks to Ray Conrad, one of the artists showing at Gallery 42 in Torrey. He took a screw out of one of his paintings to give to me so I could attach the wire to the back of my frame. The kit was missing one screw. (Note to self, next time bring extra framing hardware.)

The paintings were displayed at Robber's Roost for judging and auction.

The paintings were displayed at Robber’s Roost for judging and auction.

Some of the crowd at Robber's Roost.

Some of the crowd at Robber’s Roost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning light at Navaho Dome

Morning light at Navaho Dome

With so many amazing artists, I was thrilled that the painting received the blue ribbon. A big thanks to the Entrada Institute, Capitol Reef National Park, Robber’s Roost and Utah Watercolor Society who made this weekend so special for all.

Utah Watercolor Society, Entrada Institute, Capitol Reef National Park, Robber’s Roost, and Torrey, Utah

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About Sherry Meidell

Sherry Meidell is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society Western Federation Watercolor Society and the Utah Watercolor Society. She loves to paint with watercolor whether she is painting pictures or illustrating children's picture books. She is a member of SCBWI. Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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