Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Zion, a Place for Rest and Refuge, plein air from Desiree

Zion a Place for Rest and Reguge, drama in watercolour by Desiree
 This lovely plein air of dramatic cliffs, reflected in the rushing melt water in  Zion National Park, trees catching the light and a terrific sense of place, dropped through my letterbox this morning.   It really catches the drama and scale of the scene, the cliffs towering above.   Her title shows her feelings for this place that come through in the work.   I know what she means with the title - I have the same feeling at the coast.  It's lovely to see all these places that are special to us, so very different with each country.

Desiree describes sitting in  a cold wind, heroically working on this - It was well worth it wasn't it?   :>)

There are great details on the back of the flowers and even park stamps that she has used as a frame for one.  It came through the post safely with not even a smudge or wrinkle.

Her use of watercolour is confident and assured.

6 comments:

Desiree said...

I am so glad it arrived safely, Zion actually means a place of rest and refuge, named by the native people. The postcard seemed so small to try and capture something so grand and beautiful, thank you for your nice comments.

Anonymous said...

Zion National Park - I was there many years ago. What a nice watercolour.

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

Beautiful!!!

Charlene Brown said...

Zion National Park is definitely on my bucket list -- it looks enchanting! Lovely touch with the Shooting Stars and Columbine to put us right in the picture...

Bridget Hunter said...

This must be an amazing place - those strong reddish cliffs and the sound of water meandering through.I think Desiree has really given us a taste of the atmosphere you must feel there. Wonderful card.

Robyn Sinclair said...

You really captured the drama of this beautiful spot, Desiree. Not easy to contain the expanse of nature in such a small painting. Beautiful.

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